Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 11.24.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* More on this on tonight’s show: “A Russian pilot was killed Tuesday while parachuting from his downed plane and so was a Marine dispatched to save him. The doomed pilot was one of two Russians who ejected from their aircraft after it was struck by a Turkish missile, Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said in a statement.”
 
* Egypt: “Islamic State militants attacked a hotel in the northern Sinai Peninsula of Egypt with explosives and gunfire early on Tuesday, killing at least seven people, including a judge, according to security officials, Egyptian state media and a statement by the group.”
 
* Tunis: “At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday after an explosion tore through a bus full of Tunisian presidential guards in an attack one source said was probably carried out by a bomber detonating his explosives in the vehicle.”
 
* Minnesota: “Two men have been arrested and other suspects are being sought after five people were shot in Minneapolis near a protest over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man. A 23-year-old white man was taken into custody in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Tuesday around 11:20 a.m., Minneapolis police said in a statement, and a 32-year-old Hispanic man was arrested in South Minneapolis at about 12:05 p.m.”
 
* Greece: “A bomb went off outside the offices of a Greek business federation in the heart of Athens early on Tuesday, causing damage but no injuries, the police said. It was the first such attack under the country’s leftist-led government, fueling fears of a possible resurgence of domestic terrorism.”
 
* I hope he’s right about Americans’ attitudes: “President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the U.S. stands in ‘total solidarity’ with France in the wake of the deadly terror attacks there and pledged to do more to crush ISIS…. ‘This was an attack on our free and open society,’ Obama said and stressed ‘Americans will not be terrorized.’”
 
* The State Department last night “issued a worldwide alert three days ahead of Thanksgiving cautioning travelers of ‘increased terroristic threats’ from ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and other groups. The alert expires Feb. 24.”
 
* Chicago: “A Chicago police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was killed in a volley of 16 shots on the city’s South Side last October. The officer, Jason Van Dyke, turned himself into authorities on Tuesday morning. It is believed that the charges mark the first time in Chicago history that a police officer has been charged with murder for an on-duty shooting.”
 
* Economy: “The U.S. economy grew at a somewhat faster 2.1% pace in the third quarter instead of 1.5%, revised government figures show.”
 
* This move may benefit as many as 180,000 people: “The outgoing Democratic governor of Kentucky has signed an executive order to restore the right to vote and hold public office to thousands of non-violent felons who’ve served out their sentences. Gov. Steve Beshear signed the order Tuesday…. Kentucky was one of four states that did not automatically restore voting rights to felons once they completed all the terms of their sentences.”
 
* 7th Circuit: “A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday.”
 
* The first time in a while most Americans believe the government should be responsible for making sure all citizens have health insurance: “U.S. adults are slightly more likely to say it is the responsibility of the federal government to ensure all Americans have health insurance coverage (51%) than to say it is not the government’s responsibility (47%). The percentage who believe the government has that obligation is up six percentage points from 2014.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 11.24.15