May 3, 2018: What to Know 

  • Rudolph Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current attorney for President Donald Trump, admitted Wednesday night that the president had reimbursed another of his lawyers, Michael Cohen, to the tune of $130,000. Cohen had paid hush money to pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) just before the 2016 election. The admission contradicts previous statements from Trump, who has said he had no knowledge of the payment. The president unleashed a lengthy explanation this morning, via Twitter.
  • It has been a long but successful night for charities across the Gem State as Idaho Gives, the daylong effort to raise awareness and much-needed funds for nonprofits, continues its 24-hour give-a-thon. Events are scheduled across Idaho to inspire possible donors, and the Idaho Gives state headquarters has been set up in the Basque Block in downtown Boise. As of sunrise, nearly 1,900 donors had pledged more than $250,000 to 433 charities. The event continues until midnight.

  • The Idaho Steelheads lost to the Colorado Eagles, 3-2, last night in their Kelly Cup playoff game. That means the Steelies are once more in a 3-0 deficit in their best-of-seven series with Colorado. The next game against Colorado is tonight at CenturyLink Arena; The puck drops at 7 p.m.
  • United Airlines has decided to ban dozens of dog and cat breeds from traveling in its cargo areas. NPR reports that, effective Monday, June 18, some short-nosed or snub-nosed dogs, including pugs, Boston Terriers and French bulldogs, won't be allowed to fly in the plane's lower compartment. Bigger, strong-jawed dogs have also been added to the no-fly list. Persian, Himalayan, Burmese and exotic short-haired cats will also be forbidden in the cargo area.

  • The Walt Disney Company has made a new addition to the already-crowded world of food television. Food & Wine magazine reports that a new channel, Disney Eats, will focus on children and food, including shows like Kitchen Little and Tiny Kitchens.

  • According to the Modesto Bee, one 7-Eleven store in California has begun playing classical music in front of its shop as a "non-confrontational method to reduce loitering and similar behavior." The store manager told the Bee that the music is loud enough to reduce chatting among loiterers. "I'm hearing nothing but positives," he told the Bee, adding that he plans on adding classical music to two more of his 7-Eleven franchises.

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