Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 5.12.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* The latest from Nepal: “A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Tuesday, killing dozens of people and triggering renewed panic on the devastated streets of Kathmandu. The temblor came less than three weeks after 8,000 people died when a 7.8-magnitude quake rocked the Himalayan country on April 25.”
 
* Milwaukee: “Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday that Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny won’t face any criminal charges for killing an unarmed biracial man…. Ozanne’s announcement came just over two months after Kenny, who is white, shot 19-year-old [Tony Robinson Jr.] at an apartment house in early March.”
 
* Middle East: “The U.S. military is monitoring another Iranian ship headed towards Yemen. Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Steve Warren said that the Iran-flagged Iran Shahed is believed to be headed to Yemen. Iranian state media is reporting that the ship is carrying humanitarian cargo, heading to the Yemeni port of Hodaida, and that Iranian warships will escort the ship there.”
 
* Yemen: “Airstrikes targeted Yemen’s capital Tuesday just hours ahead of a planned humanitarian cease-fire between a Saudi-led military alliance and Iran-backed rebels who have withstood weeks of relentless attacks.”
 
* Poverty: “President Obama on Tuesday called for liberals and conservatives to break through their decades-long disagreements about how to confront abject poverty in America, but he expressed skepticism that it would happen…. [I]n an hourlong conversation with a liberal professor and a conservative economist, Mr. Obama lamented what he said was a refusal by his Republican adversaries in Washington to put their concern into practice.”
 
* Ohio: “It’s been six months since 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot down by Cleveland police. And neither his body nor the investigation into his death has been laid to rest. On Tuesday morning, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney stood at a lectern for all of about five minutes and asked the public – and Rice’s family – for more time to investigate the fatal shooting.”
 
* I assume the right will accuse the White House of manipulating the data: “A flood of tax payments pushed government receipts to an all-time high in April and left the country with the largest monthly budget surplus in seven years. In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Tuesday that the April surplus totaled $156.7 billion, up from a surplus of $106.9 billion a year earlier. It was the largest surplus since April 2008.”
 
* FDA: “The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday published proposed guidelines that would allow gay men to donate blood for the first time in 30 years, a move that follows a recommendation from an agency advisory committee late last year.”
 
* It’s official: “Doors to the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum could open as soon as 2020 – though a decision on whether it will be in Jackson Park or Washington Park is months away. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle on Tuesday said they wanted to bring their Obama library and museum home to the South Side.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 5.12.15