April 15, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • It's Monday, April 15; the day most Americans know better as Tax Day. And as millions of procrastinators rush to meet tonight's deadline to file their returns, Politico reports that President Trump's tax cuts remain deeply unpopular. Multiple polls show only about a third of the country approves of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law at the end of 2017.

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    Last minute filers in the Boise area will be able to drop off their state income tax returns, postage-free, without getting out of their cars today. The Idaho State Tax Commission's annual curbside service will continue until 5 p.m.. Tax forms will also be available at 800 E. Park Boulevard. If you have federal returns, you'll need to either mail them in or drop them off at the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in Boise's federal building at 550 W. Fort Street.
  • Boise Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place on the Boise Bench overnight. The incident took place near Owyhee and Palouse streets just minutes before midnight. Investigators confirmed this morning that three people were shot and one, a woman, died. The two other victims, a man and a woman, are in stable condition at a local hospital. Police were still on the scene at sunrise, collecting evidence and talking to possible witnesses. 
  • The Hollywood Reporter says Shazam! topped the North American box office again this past weekend, bringing in $25.1 million. The reboot of Hellboy flopped with $12 million. The original Hellboy debuted in 2004 at $23.2 million, and its 2008 sequel took in $34.5 million, not adjusted for inflation.
  • The world of cinema is mourning the loss of Swedish superstar Bibi Andersson, who starred in 13 Ingmar Bergman films. Variety says Andersson died Sunday in Stockholm. She was 83.
  • The World Health Organization's annual "World Health Statistics" report says women, particularly those living in wealthy nations like the U.S., are outliving men because they're more likely to seek health care.
  • The world's largest plane took a test flight Saturday over California's Mojave Desert. The New York Times says the so-called Stratolaunch is designed to carry rockets to an altitude of 35,000 feet so that they can ignite and launch into orbit.
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