April 18 Top News Briefs


Here are four top news briefs. 

The first — Researchers in Russia analyzing a frozen carcass of a foal (baby horse) from 42,000 years ago said they found liquid blood and urine in the animal. 

It was found last summer in the Eastern Siberia region. They say it likely drowned in mud, which became permafrost. 

Scientists hope to clone the horse, which is an extinct species.

The second news — police in Houston arrested a man for having a license plate flipper that concealed his license plate so he could avoid paying tolls. 

He was charged with possession of a license plate flipper, which is illegal in Texas. It is a misdemeanor. Police said he owes $5,400 in tolls. 

The third news — the National Enquirer will be sold for $100 million to James Cohen, who is the CEO of Hudson News. 

Last year the Enquirer’s owner, American Media, Inc, admitted to working with the Trump presidential campaign to pay $150,000 to a woman who said she had an affair with Donald Trump to keep her story concealed. 

Axios reported that AMI’s hedge fund manager was frustrated with the Enquirer’s reporting tactics. 

The fourth news — this morning the Weather Channel couldn’t go on air due to a malicious software attack. Their planned morning shows were missing for almost two hours starting at 6 a.m. There were reruns in its place, causing confusion until it was revealed why. 

Weather Channel said federal law enforcement is investigating.