Wednesday's Mini-Report, 12.7.16

Today's edition of quick hits:* Indonesia: "Nearly 100 people were killed early Wednesday and more were feared dead after a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with many of the victims crushed to death in their homes as they slept."* Pakistan: "All 48 people aboard a passenger plane that crashed into a mountainside in northern Pakistan on Wednesday were killed, authorities confirmed."* Tennessee: "Two juveniles were arrested Wednesday on aggravated arson charges in the Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 people, and more charges are possible, authorities said Wednesday."* A sane choice: "After a campaign filled with tough talk on China and some post-election ruffling of diplomatic feathers, President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday tapped Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to become his ambassador to that nation -- a Midwestern Republican who also happens to have a surprising and long-running relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping."* Italy: "Matteo Renzi officially stepped down as prime minister on Wednesday, three days after his stinging defeat in a critical referendum, formally ending Italy's 63rd government in 70 years."* An Ohio bill "that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor's desk.... The legislation would prohibit most abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy after the first detectable heartbeat."* It's hard to believe, but the Huffington Post's Nick Baumann is facing an actual FBI investigation in response to a sarcastic joke he told on Twitter.* Pearl Harbor: "America marked the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor Wednesday with a solemn but inspirational ceremony that honored the dwindling number of veterans who survived the 1941 bombing and framed their defense against the Japanese as a symbol of the country's enduring fight against tyranny."Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.