October 2, 2018: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • As the FBI continues its renewed probe into U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past, a new alleged incident has surfaced, this time surrounding a bar fight in 1985, when Kavanaugh was an undergraduate at Yale University. CNN reports that Kavanaugh and four others were questioned by police after Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice on another man, triggering the fight. On Monday, President Donald Trump said he told the FBI to "expand the inquiry and interview anyone necessary."
  • Candace Faber of Seattle said that while watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify last week that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her, Faber was inspired to tweet out that she was raped in 2007 by a man who would go on to be a Washington State Senator three years later. Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn), who represents a district south of Seattle, denied the allegation in a statement to The Seattle Times. Earlier this year, The Seattle Times endorsed Fain for reelection.
  • The City of Boise Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Monday night to temporarily protect nearly a dozen Downtown Boise homes from destruction or alteration, pending the creation of a new historic district which, if approved, will provide permanent protections.  The Boise Historic Preservation Commission will take up the issue of a new historic district later this month and the Boise City Council will have the final say later this year. Monday night's unusual move from P & Z commissioners came in the wake of reports that an historic home at the corner of Main and Second streets might be demolished or dramatically renovated.

  • CNN Money reports that General Electric has ousted CEO John Flannery after barely a year on the job. Following the news of Flannery's dismissal, GE officials warned that its 2018 profits would "fall short," due to "weaker performance."

  • The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their work in using light to make miniature tools.

  • A yellow-spotted lobster is the talk of the town in Pine Point, Maine. Food and Wine reports that the colorful crustaceans is one of a few rare lobsters caught off the Atlantic Coast recently. Take a look at this funky lobster that has already been dubbed "Friendly Krueger."
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