On Tuesday, President Donald Trump released a statement on the White House website calling Saudi Arabia a "great ally in our very important fight against Iran" and praising the Middle Eastern country for its promised $450 billion investment in the United States. The statement also addressed allegations that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had early knowledge of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump wrote that while the murder was "an unacceptable and horrible crime," "our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
A Boise Police officer has been injured after a suspect in a traffic stop struck the officer with his car. The officer was conducting the stop at approximately 4 a.m. on Nov. 21 near the intersection of Vista Avenue and Spaulding Street when the suspect intentionally drove his Hyundai Sonata into the officer and his patrol car and fled the scene. The officer was injured in the incident and treated at a local hospital, though he has since been released and is expected to fully recover. The Hyundai was later found abandoned near Hillcrest Drive with damage to its front end and driver's side. A police K9 team was unable to locate the suspect, and investigators do not believe the suspect is still in that area. They do, however, believe the suspect was not alone in his car, and have provided images of a person of interest (see the slideshow below) who is believed to have been in the Hyundai at the time of the incident. Anyone with information about the incident or the person of interest is asked to call Boise Police dispatch (208-377-3790) or Crime Stoppers (208-343-COPS).
An American tourist is dead after stepping onto an island off the coast of India inhabited by an enigmatic tribe, The New York Times reports. John Allen Chau had been warned by local fishermen not to approach North Sentinel, an island in the Andaman Sea, but he pushed ahead in a kayak. What happened next remains a mystery, according to The Times, but the fishermen later told Indian authorities that they'd seen Chau's body being dragged by natives across the beach, having been peppered with arrows. Investigators believe Chau was trying to convert the natives to Christianity, and that the natives, who number approximately 50 on the island, have historically been extremely hostile to outsiders.