Today's edition of quick hits:* Yemen: "The Pentagon vowed Tuesday to deliver payback to whoever fired a pair of missiles at a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Yemen. 'We are going to find out who did it and take action accordingly,' said Capt. Jeff Davis, a Defense Department spokesman. 'Anybody who puts U.S. Navy ships at risk does so at their own peril.'"* Afghanistan: "Gunmen opened fire on Shiite worshipers at a shrine in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 40 others during events marking one of the holiest days for Shiite Muslims, authorities reported."* Arizona: "Federal prosecutors say they will file criminal contempt-of-court charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for disobeying orders to stop his immigration patrols. The announcement in federal court Tuesday sets in motion criminal proceedings against the sheriff just as he seeks a seventh term in office."* Hurricane Matthew "has left at least 11 dead in North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday, pushing the death toll across the Southeast to at least 22 even as the weakening storm still carried dangers of flooding."* I'll have more on this tomorrow: "A federal appeals panel ruled on Tuesday that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Wall Street watchdog conceived by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), is unconstitutional."* The right thing to say: "The White House on Monday condemned leaked Donald Trump comments about women, saying they amount to sexual assault. 'The president found the tapes as repugnant as most Americans did,' White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One. 'And I think there has been a pretty clear statement by people all along the ideological spectrum that those statements constituted sexual assault.'"* A misguided reaction to a horrible plan: "The Ibovespa rose to a two-year high ... as commodities advanced and as expectations mounted that lawmakers will approve a bill to cap spending, a key measure in President Michel Temer's plan to trim a budget deficit and rebuild confidence in Brazil."* There's a GOP/Trump metaphor in here somewhere: "Samsung Electronics is killing its troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, a humbling about-face for the South Korean giant and its global brand. In an unprecedented move, the company will no longer produce or market the smartphones."Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
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