Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 10.12.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* This keeps happening: “A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in the past four days, U.S. officials told Reuters.”

* Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf “is retiring as chairman and CEO of the bank, effective immediately, Dow Jones reported on Wednesday citing a source.”

* Russia isn’t denying the allegations anymore: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation suspects Russian intelligence agencies are behind the recent hacking of the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and of a contractor handling Florida voter data, according to people briefed on the investigations.”

* On a related note: “The White House vowed to hit Russia with a ‘proportional’ response after the conclusion by U.S. intelligence officials that Moscow hacked into emails from the Democratic National Committee and other organizations, then leaked thousands of files to interfere with the outcome of the presidential election.”

* The death toll in the state has reached 19: “As North Carolina struggles with the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, forecasters Wednesday warned that rain-fed waters were still on the rise in some areas – with at least one river expected to crest this weekend at nearly double the flood stage.”

* Maine: “Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he was misunderstood when he said on a radio talk show that America needed Donald Trump to show ‘authoritarian power.’ What he meant to say in Tuesday’s comments on WVOM of Bangor was ‘authoritative,’ LePage said.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 10.12.16