September 17, 2018: What to Know 

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  • A woman, previously anonymous, came forward to identity herself Sept. 16, saying that she was the victim of a sexual assault by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when she and Kavanaugh were high school students three decades ago. In an interview with The Washington Post, the woman claimed Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her, put his hand over her mouth and tried to remove her clothing. The woman, now a research psychologist at Palo Alto University, said she feared for her life. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations. The Post interview came days before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to the nation's highest court. At least one Republican on the committee, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), said late Sunday that he was not "comfortable voting yet" on the nomination until he learned more about the alleged incident.
  • CNN reports that hundreds of families in North and South Carolina are still trapped by Tropical Storm Florence's flooding, and the "worst is yet to come." At least 18 people have been killed due to the deluge, and North Carolina transportation officials are warning people to stay off many of the state highways due to severe road flooding.

  • Fall doesn't officially start until Saturday, Sept. 22, but autumn-like weather has already been ushered into the Treasure Valley. The National Weather Service says Boise can expect highs in the mid-70s this week and lows could dip to the upper-30s by midweek. Mountain communities could see overnight lows around the freezing mark.
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  • Following a 44-21 loss to Oklahoma State on Sept. 15, the Boise State Broncos took a significant tumble in the latest Amway Coaches Poll, dropping from No. 17 to No. 24 in the nation. Alabama leads the poll, followed by Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma.

  • The 29th annual Albertsons Open golf tournament wrapped up Sunday at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise. South Korean Sangmoon Bae won the tourney by one stroke, taking home a first place check for $180,000. The tournament also netted $1.7 million for local charities.

  • Entertainment Weekly reports that The Predator reboot had a "so-so" weekend at the North American Box Office, raking in an estimated $24 million, the low-end of industry forecasts.

  • Green Book surprised quite a few film critics when it took home the People's Choice Award at the just-wrapped Toronto International Film Festival. The first runner-up was If Beale Street Could Talk, and the second-runner up was ROMA.

  • Tonight will be the television industry's biggest night of the year: the 70th-annual Emmy Awards. This year's ceremony will be co-hosted by SNL Weekend Update anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost, and will be televised by NBC. HBO's Game of Thrones leads all shows with 22 Emmy nominations, but Netflix leads all networks (or streaming platforms) with a record 112 nominations.
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