- People across Idaho were woken up a little early on Thursday morning by an Amber Alert. According to the Idaho State Police, Daniel Shanholtzer of Hayden, who is autistic and a ward of the state, was believed to have been abducted by his mother, Theresa Shanholtzer, during a visitation. Daniel was found safe later this morning.
- Disgraced former Senate candidate Roy Moore has filed a $95 million defamation lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime and CBS. Moore, who Cohen duped into appearing on an episode of his Showtime program Who Is America? on July 29, now claims the program falsely portrayed him as a sex offender. Attorneys for Moore wrote in the complaint:
This false and fraudulent portrayal and mocking of Judge Moore as a sex offender ... has severely harmed Judge Moore's reputation and caused him, Mrs. Moore [who is also a plaintiff in the case], and his entire family severe emotional distress, as well as caused and will cause plaintiffs financial damage.
Though Moore has consistently denied any wrongdoing, the Republican from Alabama lost his Senate race in December after multiple women claimed he had engaged in sexual misconduct
with them when they were teenagers and Moore was in his 30s.
- The Boise State Broncos football team will face off against the University of Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, Sept. 8, and the Boise Police Department has issued a reminder to fans about staying safe and responsible during Boise State's home opener game day. BPD hopes fans will not drink and drive, park legally and in designated areas, not litter and be respectful to pedestrians—and if fans do wish to drink, BPD asks that they observe the 10 to 10 Zone, a designated area where fans can drink alcohol from open containers. No open-container alcohol consumption is allowed outside of the 10 to 10 Zone. The Gameday Bronco Shuttle will help people get to and from the stadium, with free buses ferrying fans from various downtown locations to Albertsons Stadium. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes for two hours preceding the 8:15 p.m. game.
- An opinion that appeared in Wednesday's New York Times by an anonymous contributor claiming to be a top Trump administration official has kicked a veritable hornets nest. The opinion describes a "two-track presidency" where the administration corrals, directs and, in some cases, undermines President Donald Trump, who "engages in repetitive rants," is "impulsive" and whose "reckless decisions ... have to be walked back."
From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.
Meanwhile, Trump has initiated a White House hunt
for the writer of the opinion and reacted to the news on Twitter: