March 5, 2018: What to Know 

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  • President Donald Trump’s advocacy for a 10 percent tariff on foreign aluminum imports may lose some support from his base when they learn that it could also trigger higher beer prices. CNBC reports Molson Coors is warning of job losses if the tariff becomes reality, and U.S. consumers could “surely suffer.” Molson Coors also said it purchases as much domestic aluminum as possible, but added, “there simply isn’t enough supply to satisfy the demands of American beverage makers.”

  • Meanwhile, CNBC also reported early today that the Dow opened more than 100 points lower as "trade war fears" rattled investors.
  • Since his physical in January, doctors have advised President Trump to eat less fat and carbs. Bloomberg reports that a White House source says it’s been two weeks since the president has been seen eating a hamburger, although he still enjoys bacon for breakfast. During his 2016 campaign, Trump was notorious for wolfing down two McDonald’s Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake in one sitting.

  • A bad three-vehicle accident tangled the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Broadway in Boise early today. The pileup shut down all lanes shortly after 7 a.m., and the Ada County Sheriff's Office tweeted that drivers should find another route.
  • Sun Valley Olympic ice hockey player Hilary Knight made a surprise appearance March 3 on Saturday Night Live, sitting beside her new No. 1 fan, SNL’s Leslie Jones. “I got friends who are gold medal Olympians,” said Jones. Take a look.
  • The New York Daily News has an odd story in its crime blotter: a Long Island father and daughter who ended up behind bars after the daughter dumped a king-sized bucket of popcorn over the head of a noisy 2-year-old at a local movie theater. The Daily News says 25-year-old Keri Karman and her 61-year-old father Charles were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and called the popcorn-dumping drama a “bizarre bit of cinema verite.”

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