May 8, 2018: What to Know 

  • Seventeen months into his administration, President Trump is expected to do something later today that he promised to do on his first day in office: withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. The New York Times reports that Trump's announcement comes in the wake of a wave of leaders from European nations begging the president not to back away from the accord. While running for president, Trump called the agreement a "disaster" and "insane."
  • A section of the Greenbelt in the City of Eagle has been shut down due to Boise River flooding. KTVB-TV reports a portion of the Laguna Point Trail on the south channel of the river and a portion of the pathway that runs under Eagle Road have been closed. Eagle officials say record-setting flooding in 2017 shifted sediment along the banks of the river, causing the water to run higher in some sections.

  • USA Today asks, "Which town in your state is the poorest?" A review of the median annual household income in every American town revealed that, in Idaho, the Minidoka County town of Rupert came in at the bottom of the list. The median household income in Rupert of $35,011 is about $14,000 less that the the median income across Idaho as a whole. The analysis says fewer than 75 percent of Reupert adults have a high school diploma.

  • Bloomberg columnist Conor Sen writes that American consumers should brace themselves for steeper prices at grocery stores. A combination of rising crop costs and freight shipping will be passed on consumers in the coming months, writes Sen. One of the first places that Sen expects shoppers to notice the price bump is on the grocery stores' own private-label brands.

  • Seattle's JuneBaby was named Best New Restaurant Monday night at the James Beard Foundation's annual awards ceremony. Chef Edouardo Jordan is the first African-American to win the top prize.

  • The Cannes Film Festival starts today, and it's already shadowed by the controversy that festival organizers won't allow Netflix to screen any films in competition because Netflix won't guarantee theatrical releases.

  • Paparazzi were out in force in Manhattan Monday as the Met Gala went Catholic. The Hollywood Reporter says the theme, the influence of Catholicism on fashion, featured the sublime to the ridiculous. Katy Perry wore 6-foot-wide Versace angel wings, Rihanna dressed like the female pope that the Vatican never had, and Zendaya played Saint Joan of Arc.
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