July 25, 2018: What to Know 

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  • Washington, D.C., is all abuzz this morning over an audiotape released by President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. On the tape, Trump and Cohen are heard making plans to pay hush money to a former model who said she had an affair with Trump. The New York Times reports that Rudy Giuliani, Trump's current lawyer, is insisting that the tape proves Trump wanted to write a check "so that it could be properly documented."

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    A Boise mother and son are behind bars, charged with drug possession after police were alerted by neighbors of suspicious narcotics activity in a northwest Boise home. Following a two-month investigation, officers went to the house on the 1900 block of Dora Lane and seized drugs, used syringes and a glass smoking pipe. A mother and son were taken into custody and booked into the Ada County Jail. Kathy Tarsha, 63, and 34-year-old Eddie Tarsha are each charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Kathy is also charged with a felony count of probation violation.
  • Meanwhile, Boise Police are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries in the Bayhill Subdivision that occurred either in the late hours of July 23 or the early morning hours of July 24. KIVI-TV reports that the burglaries occurred on West Bayhill Court, West Grassland Court, West Bearcreek Court and West Scardale Court. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.

  • A single winning ticket for the $522 million Mega Millions lottery has been traced to a liquor store in San Jose, California. The name of the winner hasn't yet been disclosed.

  • NPR reports that archaeologists have excavated some tiny black particles in an ancient fireplace in Jordan. It turns out that the discovery was actually a 14,000-year-old piece of bread, changing what archaeologists initially thought they knew about the history of food and agriculture.

  • A good or bad comment on Yelp has been known to change the fortunes of restaurants. And now, CNN reports that Yelp has begun adding hygiene ratings to restaurant listings. The feature is already available for restaurants in New York, California, Texas, Illinois and Washington, D.C. and it's expected to be rolled out to 750,000 restaurant listings nationwide by the end of the year.
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