Thursday’s Mini-Report, 10.13.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Yemen: “An American warship stationed off the coast of Yemen fired cruise missiles on Thursday at radar installations that the Pentagon said had been used by Yemeni insurgents to target another American warship in two missile attacks in the last four days.”

* North Carolina: “The evacuated residents of Princeville, N.C., are stuck here on the other side of a swollen river, trying to make sense of what might happen to their threatened town…. A dike protecting their town stands 37 feet. The river, on Wednesday, was at 36.2 feet. On Thursday morning, 36.3 feet.”

* Brexit was a very bad idea: “Scotland is drawing up plans for a vote on independence from the rest of Britain over Brexit, deepening the political fallout from the U.K.’s decision to quit the European Union.”

* It’s almost hard to believe the numbers are this good: “The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits was flat at 246,000 in the first week of October as the rate of layoffs sank to a 43-year low.”

* Election Day may be 26 days away, but President Obama now has 100 days remaining in office.

* An unexpected Nobel: “Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. The 75-year-old music legend was cited by the Swedish Academy for ‘having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’”

* Wait, really? “Fox Business News anchor Lou Dobbs publicized the address and phone number of Jessica Leeds, one of the women who accused Donald Trump of groping her, to his 792,000 followers on Thursday morning.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Thursday's Mini-Report, 10.13.16