Friday’s Mini-Report, 9.16.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:
* A major pipeline spill: “Gov. Robert Bentley issued an executive order Thursday declaring a state of emergency in Alabama over concerns about fuel shortages in the wake of a gasoline pipeline spill that released about 250,000 gallons of gasoline south of Birmingham and shut down a major pipeline connecting refineries in Houston with the rest of the country. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued a similar executive order for his state on Tuesday.”
* The ISIS leader “responsible for producing the militant group’s often gruesome propaganda videos was killed in an airstrike earlier this month, the Pentagon announced Friday. Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as ‘Dr. Wa’il,’ was targeted and killed by coalition forces near Raqqah, Syria, on Sept. 7, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.”
* Pakistan: “At least 23 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in north-western Pakistan, officials say. The attack targeted worshippers during Friday prayers in a remote village in the Mohmand Agency, north of Peshawar. More than 40 people were wounded, many of them children.”
* Addiction crisis: “The Justice Department is preparing to launch a renewed strategy to address the unrelenting scourge of heroin and opioid addiction, in part by placing greater emphasis on identifying links between over-prescribing doctors and distribution networks across the country.”
* It’s a do-nothing Congress: “In a huge disappointment to advocates, legislation to reform components of the criminal justice system will not come before the House adjourns this month as previously planned, according to two sources who have worked closely on the effort.”
* On a related note, the common Democratic complaint happens to be true: “The U.S. Senate is on track to work the fewest number of days since 1956, a fact that Democrats seized on Wednesday to attack the chamber’s Republican leadership.”
* Elizabeth Warren isn’t holding back: “The controversy surrounding Wells Fargo gained new momentum on Friday as Democratic lawmakers took aim at the millions in bonuses senior executives earned while thousands of the bank’s employees created up to 2 million sham accounts in order to meet sales goals.”
* The financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed: “Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host, has settled a lawsuit brought against him by a Saudi Arabian man whom Beck accused of financing the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, despite strong evidence to the contrary.”
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Friday's Mini-Report, 9.16.16