May 14, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • China announced Monday that it would raise tariffs on nearly $60 billion of U.S. goods in relation for President Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports. As a result, Wall Street had its worst day in four months. The S&P 500 index fell more then 2.4%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq dropped 3.4 percent. Meanwhile, CNN reports that a growing number of American farmers are running out of patience with the trade war. "Farmers were his base," John Wesley Boyd Jr., a Virginia soybean farmer, told CNN. "They helped elect this president, and now he's turning his back on America's farmers when we need him the most."

  • click to enlarge PHOTO: JIM MAX
    Reserved bleacher seats for the final rounds of this summer's Boise X Games qualifier go on sale at 10 a.m. this morning. Tickets are $25 apiece, guaranteeing a spot in the stands all day on Saturday, June 29. Tickets will be sale at Sixty-five world-class athletes will compete at Rhodes Skate Park on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Standing room is free, but the highly coveted bleacher seats for the Saturday competitions are expected to go fast. In previous years, bleacher seats to Boise's Road to the X Games events have sold out in a matter of minutes.

  • The actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud, acknowledging that she paid $15,000 to arrange for cheating on her daughter's SAT exam. Reuters reports that prosecutors have indicated that they'll recommended Huffman spend four months in prison.
  • Montana Governor Steve Bullock is the latest Democrat to enter to the crowded field of 2020 presidential contenders. NPR reports that, in making his announcement this morning, Bullock reminded supporters that he's a Democrat that has been elected twice in a largely Republican state.
  • A federal judge has ruled that a Washington, D.C. radio station must officially register as an agent of the Russian government. NBC News reports that WZHF-AM broadcasts Radio Sputnik around the clock. Radio Sputnik is part of the government news agency created in 2013 by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Film legend Doris Day, who died Tuesday at the age of 97, will not be having a funeral. People magazine reports that Day requested that she have no funeral, memorial or grave marker.
  • If you've got the Tuesday blues, you may want to know that Haagen-Dazs is scooping free ice cream cones later today, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., at all of its U.S. stores, including its location at the Boise Towne Square Mall.
  • Angelina Jolie will return as Maleficent this October in the Disney film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. A teaser trailer has just dropped. Take a look:

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