October 24, 2018: What to Know 

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  • An explosive device was intercepted this at the office of former President Barack Obama. The New York Times reports that another explosive was found in mail sent to the office of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The explosives were similar to one found on Monday at the home of billionaire philanthropist and political activist George Soros, often a subject of the ire of right-wing groups. The Times says in recent days, some have falsely speculated that Soros funded a caravan of migrants moving north to the Mexico/U.S. border.
  • A juvenile male was taken into custody Tuesday night following a shooting on the Boise Greenbelt that sent a male victim to the hospital. BPD was summoned to the Greenbelt near Esther Simplot Park around 7 p.m.. That's when they found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. It was believed that the injury was non-life-threatening. A short time later, a male suspect, known to the victim, was apprehended near the Boise River by Garden City Police. The investigation is ongoing.
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  • A Pocatello business owner is under investigation for selling CBD oil from her wedding and events store. The Idaho State Journal reports that Pocatello city ordinances do not address the sale of CBD oil; and while the sale of CBD oil is federally legal, is still illegal in Idaho. Katrina Evans says she she was sold of CBD oil within seven hours after she first began selling the product last Saturday.
  • Take a look at this crazy scene in Rome, Italy, where on Tuesday, a packed escalator suddenly began hurtling downward. ABC News says dozens of people were treated for injuries at a local hospital following the incident.

  • The Boston Red Sox took Game One of the World Series Tuesday night, beating the Los Angeles Dodger, 8-4.

  • Lottery officials say a winning ticket for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot was sold somewhere in South Carolina. A $600 million-plus Powerball drawing is set for tonight.

  • Finally, NPR has a fascinating story on a rectangle-shaped iceberg discovered near the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. NASA says it a so-called "tabular" iceberg, which forms when wide, floating ice shelves break off from land.
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