Monday’s Mini-Report, 11.7.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Oklahoma: “A 5.0-magnitude earthquake centered near one of the world’s key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows. The temblor triggered fears that key infrastructure may have been damaged and century-old buildings left unsafe in the latest Oklahoma town rattled by increasingly strong quakes.”

* Mosul: “Iraqi military and police forces said Monday that they have uncovered a mass grave in a small town south of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. Initial reports say 100 bodies were found, many of them decapitated.”

* I’m fascinated by the degree to which international investors desperately want Donald Trump to lose: “The U.S. stock market closed its final day of trading before the presidential election with a strong surge. One day after FBI Director James Comey told Congress his agency was sticking with its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not be charged over her emails, the Dow Jones industrial average jumped 371 points, its strongest day since March.”

* Coming home: “A Marine veteran detained in Yemen for more than a year was released Sunday after diplomatic negotiations, the State Department announced. The detainee, Wallead Yusuf Pitts Luqman, 37, was abducted in April 2015 as he tried to leave the country after having taught English there for two years.”

* Antarctica: “As the first election results roll in, and the rest of the world sits glued to screens, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry will be in the air, en route to Antarctica…. Kerry ‘will meet with scientists and researchers studying a wide range of subjects in the extreme south of the planet, including climate change,’ according to the State Department. ‘He will also see firsthand part of the recently established Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area,” which came into existence last week, is the world’s largest, and was pushed heavily by Kerry and the Obama administration.”

* Janet Reno, “the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, has died. She was 78. Reno died early Monday from complications of Parkinson’s disease, her goddaughter Gabrielle D’Alemberte told The Associated Press.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.


Monday's Mini-Report, 11.7.16