Oct. 18, 2017: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • Just hours before it was slated to take effect, two federal court judges, one in  Hawaii and another in Maryland, blocked President Trump's third attempt to restrict travelers from several countries - most of them Muslim - from entering the U.S. Justice Derrick Watson of Federal District Court in Honolulu ruled that Trump's proposal "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor." The New York Times reports Watson's order effectively blocks the administration from shutting the country's borders to people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia, but doesn't prevent the administration from barring travelers from North Korea, Venezuela or Iraq who are subject to tighter scrutiny. NPR reports that a federal judge in Maryland issued a similar order, blocking the majority of Trump's travel ban.
  • Boise Police are investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist late Tuesday. Witnesses said a motorcycle, traveling west on Gowen Road, crashed into a car near the on-ramp to Interstate 84. The motorcyclist was rushed to a local hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. No word yet on the motorcyclist's identity. The driver of the car was uninjured. Anyone with information regarding the incident is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.
  • Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by the U.S. gymnastic team doctor for seven years. NBC News reports that the allegations against Dr. Larry Nassar join more than 100 other accusations from Nassar's patients. Maroney, a member of the gold medal-winning 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastic team, said she was inspired to go public by women who have shared their own stories of being victims of harassment and abuse, using the Twitter hashtag #MeToo.
  • Roy Price is the latest Hollywood bigwig to hit the curb in the midst of scandal. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, has resigned after being accused of sexual harassment. The Hollywood Reporter says Price's fiancee, writer Lila Feinberg has also called off their wedding. One side note: Feinberg was planning to wear a wedding dress designed by Georgina Chapman, the now-estranged wife of Harvey Weinstein.
  • Less than six minutes into his career as a member of the Boston Celtics, Gordon Hayward badly fractured his left ankle Wednesday night. Hayward had been signed to a four-year, $128 million contract with the Celtics. The Cleveland Cavaliers ended up beating the Celtics last night 102-to-99.

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    And in the major league baseball playoffs, the Los Angeles Dodgers are one win away from returning to the World Series for the first time since 1988. The Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, taking a 3 games to zero lead in the best-of-seven playoff. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees evened their playoff series against the Houston Astros Wednesday evening. To the say the very least, executives at FOX television are drooling over the possibility of televising a World Series between New York and Los Angeles, which could attract record ratings.

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