July 12, 2018: What to Know 

  • President Trump appeared to make a 180-degree turnabout early today, one day after lambasting U.S. allies at the annual NATO summit in Belgium. "The United States was not being treated fairly, now we are," said Trump, but offered no specifics. Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that Trump is moving on to Britain where his visit is expected to be tested by several protests.

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    A Mexican national is behind bars at the Ada County lockup following a major drug bust. Boise Police said the suspect had been "acting suspiciously" in the parking lot of an area business on the afternoon of July 7. Upon investigation, investigators discovered that the man was in possession of seven large packages of suspected meth and a container of heroin. In total, the drugs weighed approximately 556 grams, over half a kilogram. Detectives estimate that the street value of the seizure to be over $110,000. Twenty-four-year-old Briyan Paniagua Chayrez of Mexicali, Mexico, is charged with two felony counts of drug trafficking.

  • Today is an historic day in Caldwell as city officials cut the ribbon on their much-anticipated Indian Creek Plaza. The $7.3 million revitalization has been years in the planning and construction, and today's event will include a ribbon cutting and live music on the downtown plaza. Celebrations will continue into the weekend.

  • Twitter officials say they'll begin removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts beginning today as part of an effort to restore trust in the popular but provocative platform.

  • Croatia defeated England in a World Cup semifinal match Wednesday, 2-1. That sets up a World Cup final this coming weekend between Croatia and France.

  • There are more than a few nervous actors, producers and writers in Hollywood this morning, as the Television Academy prepares to announce its nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards later today.

  • Tickets to a Broadway show have a ridiculously high price tag. Take, for example, the upcoming musical Gettin' the Band Back Together, which begins previews later this month. Tickets for that show are running about $170. So, you can imagine the surprise when some consumers saw every ticket in the house for each show from mid July through Mid August priced at $16.95. The Observer says a major computer glitch is being blamed.
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