Today's edition of quick hits:* Iowa: "A suspect was captured Wednesday morning in the 'ambush-style attacks' of two Des Moines-area police officers slain while sitting in their patrol cars, Iowa authorities said. Scott Michael Greene, 46, surrendered without incident in nearby Dallas County amid a manhunt several hours after the early-morning shootings, said Sgt. Paul Parizek, a Des Moines police spokesman."* Mississippi: "The mayor of a Mississippi town where a black church was torched and vandalized with the words 'Vote Trump' said Wednesday it is being 'investigated as a hate crime.' Calling the burning of Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville a 'hateful and cowardly act,' Mayor Errick Simmons said this was 'an attack on the black community.'"* Hussain Saeed Alnahdi: "A University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia died one day after being assaulted on a street in downtown Menomonie, Wis., about 70 miles east of Minneapolis, police and school officials said."* Standing Rock: "President Obama, in his first remarks on the violent standoff over an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, called on both sides to show restraint and revealed that the Army Corps of Engineers was considering an alternative route for the project." Obama specifically said he believes the Army Corps "is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline."* Alabama: "U.S. House Democrats are asking for an investigation of Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. following a fatal pipeline explosion in Alabama.... They cite the deadly explosion earlier this week near Birmingham, Alabama, and a large spill that happened in September just a few miles away. They also mention smaller spills in 2015 in North Carolina and Virginia."* The Federal Reserve today "subtly hinted that it could be ready to raise its influential interest rate in December amid steady improvement in the job market and solid economic growth. For now, however, the central bank's top officials voted to keep rates unchanged following their two-day policy meeting in Washington."* Actions, consequences: "It's only Wednesday, but President Rodrigo Duterte must be ready for the weekend. Less than two weeks after his trip to China and his call for a 'separation' from the United States, the president of the Philippines is for the first time feeling the effects of what seems to be -- to some at least -- a concerted effort to alienate his allies."Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.