Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning:
- Mexican drug lord Hector Beltrán is arrested while dining in touristy San Miguel de Allende.
- Israeli settlers continue their expansion in Jerusalem, despite White House warnings.
- Secret Service head Julia Pierson resigns–but not covering even simple security measures, like having a lock on the front door of the White House, may be emblematic of a much deeper issue.
- Jobless claims fell way below Bloomberg’s consensus; this will make for a positive employment report on Friday.
- Facebook apologizes to the LGBT for its name policy; in a post, chief product officer Chris Cox (is his legal name Chris or Christopher, though?) explained that the community pretty much made Facebook do better.
- Workers paint over a Banksy piece in England, which makes me wonder when graffiti is graffiti and if actual graffiti can ever be sanctioned.
- Eighty people in the U.S. are being monitored for Ebola after having first- or second-degree contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan.
- Climate change’s latest victims? 35,000 walruses on an Alaskan shoreline.