Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Costa Rican quake: “Three people died, two them from heart attacks, when a major earthquake hit northwestern Costa Rica on Wednesday, authorities said. At least 20 people were injured and two others were missing, but the Red Cross said those numbers could rise as damage assessment teams reached more areas.”
* Middle East: “American senators visiting Iraq warned the Baghdad government Wednesday that it risked damaging relations with the U.S. if it is allowing Iran to fly over its airspace to deliver weapons to Syria.”
* Hurricane Isaac appears to have come and gone, but thousands are still struggling in its wake.