- Bingo Barnes
- In a rare, televised White House swearing-in ceremony that was more of a prime time victory lap, President Donald Trump apologized to Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday night for "having to endure" the recent nomination process, when he was accused of sexual assault. Trump doubled down on his remarks, declaring Kavanaugh to be an innocent man. Kavanaugh joins his eight colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court which, The New York Times reports, will hear three cases today, all concerning gun crimes.
President Trump moved beyond simply questioning the credibility of Brett Kavanaugh's accusers. He called them "a hoax" and "fabricated." https://t.co/YYIqLNfK6q— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 8, 2018
- Axios reports that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly resigned this morning. The news reportedly shocked a number of senior foreign policy officials in the Trump administration.
- The Boise City Council will have the final say, but the the city's Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday night to reject a controversial proposal that would see a trucking terminal built near the Blue Valley mobile home park near South Eisenman Road. Nearly four hours of testimony were aired before commissioners voted 4-2 to deny the proposal. Most Blue Valley homeowners argued that exhaust fumes and noise from the terminal's trucks would cause a major disruption to their lives. R+L Carriers is expected to appeal the decision.
- A Nampa man was killed late Monday when his 2004 Hyundai Elantra collided with a 1999 Ford pickup on Ustick Road near 11th Avenue North in Canyon County. Idaho State Police said 19-year-old Jacob Wright died at the scene. An investigation continues.
- Officials at Google acknowledged Monday that the company's Google+ social network was being shut down permanently after the exposure of the personal data of up to 500,000 people. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google didn't disclose the vulnerability when it became aware of the problem last March.
- With six weeks until Thanksgiving and the launch of the holiday shopping season, more than 100 national and regional retailers have already announced that they'll be closed on Turkey Day. The list includes Costco, Dillard's, Home Depot, Lowe's, Nordstrom, Petco and Sierra Trading Post.
- The Boston Red Sox demolished the New York Yankees Monday night, 16-1, to take a 2-to-1 lead in the American League Division Series.
- An online job notice for a sous chef is getting a bit of attention. It's a full-time gig and offers a "competitive salary," 33 days of vacation and an "option of live-in accommodation." And oh yes, whoever scores the posting will be cooking for the queen. Food & Wine magazine says knowledge of French cuisine is expected.