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Watch this dad expertly help his kid pretend to be Spider-Man
Watch this dad expertly help his kid pretend to be Spider-Man

This is One Good Thing , a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. Nothing like a little wholesome parent-child bonding.  In this extremely cute video, a little kid dressed like Spider-Man acts out every child's superhero daydream with some much-appreciated

Disaster relief is about more than healing physical trauma. It's about emotional recovery too.
Disaster relief is about more than healing physical trauma. It's about emotional recovery too.

Disaster relief is most commonly thought of as providing food, water, and shelter to those affected by calamitous events beyond their control.  But as communities in places like Texas and Puerto Rico are learning, disaster relief that only alleviates physical wants is not enough to put their communities back on their feet. After first responders have done their jobs to secure personal safety, an emotional recovery has to begin as well.  Organizations like UNICEF are acknowledging that the damage to communities can last long after the repairs to homes are completed. Canned goods and other basic need items are given out in a disaster relief station in southeast Texas.Image: Getty...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump
NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.

Teacher suspended after being reported for kissing a student in classroom: Part 2
Teacher suspended after being reported for kissing a student in classroom: Part 2

Elizabeth Thomas says she was teased by students and teachers after Tad Cummins was suspended from her school.

Trump Has Wanted to Fire Rosenstein for Months. Has He Just Been Given a Reason?
Trump Has Wanted to Fire Rosenstein for Months. Has He Just Been Given a Reason?

The deputy attorney general reportedly suggested secretly recording the President

TESS probe finds first potential planets
TESS probe finds first potential planets

Astronomers on the team for NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission, or TESS, are reporting their first potential planet discoveries, just days after the spacecraft's first science image was unveiled. The first reported candidate planet was detected orbiting a star known as Pi Mensae, a sunlike yellow dwarf star nearly 60 light-years from Earth that was already known to harbor a world that's more than 10 times as massive as Jupiter. The newly detected prospect is closer to its parent star in the southern constellation Mensa, making a complete orbit every 6.3 Earth days. In a paper published on the… Read More

Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector
Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector

Scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 6, Argentina's SAOCOM 1a satellite "is going to boost the high quality precision agriculture Argentina relies on," President Mauricio Macri told farmers and industry representatives last week. Scientists say the soil and subsurface mapping data provided by the $600 million dollar project should help increase crop yields. The radar antennae technology will allow Argentina to access a real time 'water map," almost unique in the world, which will allow for prediction of harvest yields, floods, and droughts, the government said.

Brie Larson Was Told to Smile More As Captain Marvel. She Had the Absolute Best Response.
Brie Larson Was Told to Smile More As Captain Marvel. She Had the Absolute Best Response.

Nobody talks to Carol Danvers that way

Japanese asteroid probe sends hopping rovers down to space rock
Japanese asteroid probe sends hopping rovers down to space rock's surface

At the end of August, Japanese space agency JAXA announced when it would attempt to deploy a pair of very special rovers to the surface the asteroid known as Ryugu. JAXA's Hayabusa-2 probe spent years traveling to the asteroid and today, right on schedule, the probe released a pair of incredibly unique rovers to inspect the asteroid. The probes were released from the "mothership" Hayabusa-2 spacecraft and, if all went as planned, they would have drifted down to touch down on the asteroid's dusty surface. Unfortunately, JAXA engineers will need to wait a couple of days to receive confirmation that the rovers are ready to perform their scientific duties. "We are very...

President Trump
President Trump's Tweets Show Why Most Sex Assault Victims Never File Police Reports, Advocates Say

"Victims are worried about whether or not they will be believed"

Report: Missouri landfill emissions once posed health risks

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Emissions near a troubled St. Louis County landfill once posed health concerns for workers and nearby residents, but the risks have largely disappeared thanks to cleanup efforts, according to a state report released Friday.

'We Do Not Support This Conduct.' PayPal Joins the Growing Number of Sites to Ban InfoWars
'We Do Not Support This Conduct.' PayPal Joins the Growing Number of Sites to Ban InfoWars

'We do not support this conduct'

Trump Attacked Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser. Now People Are Revealing #WhyIDidntReport
Trump Attacked Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser. Now People Are Revealing #WhyIDidntReport

Approximately two of every three sexual assaults go unreported for a variety of reasons

More than 500 Sexual Assaults Happen in a Single Year at Some Military Installations: Report
More than 500 Sexual Assaults Happen in a Single Year at Some Military Installations: Report

A newly released Pentagon study revealed that many military sexual assaults occur at a relatively small number of bases and naval ships.

At Least 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed at Overnight Day Care Center
At Least 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed at Overnight Day Care Center

Three infants and two adults were the victims of a stabbing at a maternity center in Queens, New York.

NASA
NASA's planet hunter satellite gets first hit in its search for another Earth

Scientists at NASA have taken property searches up an infinite number of levels, however, as they search for another Earth. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) uses four wide-field, 16.8MP cameras designed and built by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory to capture detailed images of stars and other objects in space. The goal is to identify previously unknown exoplanets for further study.

Japan
Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe drops off rovers at an asteroid and snaps a shadowy selfie

Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe began the climactic phase of its mission overnight by sending out its first two rovers as it hovered less than 200 feet over an half-mile-wide asteroid, more than 180 million miles from Earth. During the drop-off, the 18-foot-wide spacecraft even took a picture of its own shadow, spread out on the asteroid Ryugu's rocky surface like a black-and-white copy of the Canadian flag. The release of Hayabusa 2's MINERVA-II-1 rovers occurred at 9:06 p.m. PT Thursday, mission controllers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency reported in a tweet. Hayabusa 2 dipped as low as 55 meters… Read More

Removing
Removing 'zombie cells' in the brain could help battle the effects of dementia

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have demonstrated how the removal of so-called "zombie cells" can help reverse the effects of dementia-style cognitive decline in mice. Here's what they did.

Supermassive Black Hole Spotted Sucking in Gas at a Third of Light Speed
Supermassive Black Hole Spotted Sucking in Gas at a Third of Light Speed

Chaotic accretion makes for really fast black holes.

3D-Printed Guns Advocate Cody Wilson Arrested in Taiwan After Fleeing Underage Sex Charge in Texas
3D-Printed Guns Advocate Cody Wilson Arrested in Taiwan After Fleeing Underage Sex Charge in Texas

Cody Wilson, an advocate of 3D-printed guns, has been arrested in Taiwan after police in Texas charged him with sexual assault of a minor.

Questions raised about US museum
Questions raised about US museum's Abraham Lincoln hat

It has been a question plaguing the museum dedicated to one of America's greatest presidents: Is the hat real? The hat in question is of the stovepipe variety that adorned the head of Abraham Lincoln -- recognized for his fashion sense and lauded for ending slavery. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois had displayed the chocolate brown, beaver fur hat as one that had in fact been on the 16th US president's head.

New sustainable plan to mitigate climate change involves… a hot dog cooker?
New sustainable plan to mitigate climate change involves… a hot dog cooker?

Chemists have demonstrated a new, energy-efficient method of pulling carbon dioxide directly from the air. The secret ingredients? An air humidifier and a solar-powered hot dog cooker.

A North Carolina Power Plant Dam Has Been Breached by Florence Floodwaters
A North Carolina Power Plant Dam Has Been Breached by Florence Floodwaters

It's possible that coal ash from an adjacent dump is flowing into the Cape Fear River

Student's Essay Snafu Is Really One for the Books
Student's Essay Snafu Is Really One for the Books

It was "a series of unfortunate events"

When a Hurricane Hits, Having Dementia Adds an Extra Challenge - And Even More Risk
When a Hurricane Hits, Having Dementia Adds an Extra Challenge - And Even More Risk

Families are struggling to protect their loved ones

Trump Delays Releasing Russia Probe Documents After U.S. Allies Raised Concerns
Trump Delays Releasing Russia Probe Documents After U.S. Allies Raised Concerns

Earlier this week, Trump had ordered the documents declassified

The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety rating
The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety rating

The NHTSA (US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) tested the safety of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and, just like the Model S and Model X, the car has received perfect 5-star ratings in every category. Tesla describes safety as, "the most important part of the overall Model 3 design" and with nothing rated below 5-stars in all categories from the NHTSA, which published the results this week, the Model 3 gets an overall safety rating of 5-stars with zero recalls. The side crash rating was broken down into two main categories: the side barrier and side pole ratings.

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data
Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese spacecraft released two small rovers on an asteroid on Friday in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.

Trump Directly Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser By Name
Trump Directly Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser By Name

He said if the attacks were as "bad" as she says, she would have filed charges

Woman's Swollen Pinkie Finger Was Rare Sign of Tuberculosis
Woman's Swollen Pinkie Finger Was Rare Sign of Tuberculosis

A swollen finger is often the symptom of a simple sprain, but for one woman in California, a puffy pinkie was a rare sign of tuberculosis, according to a new report of the case. The 42-year-old woman went to the doctor after a week of swelling and pain in her pinkie finger. When doctors performed a biopsy of the woman's skin tissue, they found Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

People Got So Mad About This 'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale Costume That the Company Is No Longer Selling It
People Got So Mad About This 'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale Costume That the Company Is No Longer Selling It

"This is so far from the point"

At Least 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed at Overnight Day Care Center
At Least 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed at Overnight Day Care Center

A motive for the stabbings hasn't been determined

Mexican President-Elect Grounded on Commercial Flight Insists He'll Sell Presidential Jet
Mexican President-Elect Grounded on Commercial Flight Insists He'll Sell Presidential Jet

"I am not going to change my mind because of this"

More Than 100 Dead After Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania
More Than 100 Dead After Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania

The toll was likely to go up, John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, told The Associated Press after dozens of security forces and volunteers resumed work at daybreak. "More than 200 people are feared dead," based on accounts from fishermen and others nearby, because passengers had been returning from a busy market day, Tanzania Red Cross spokeswoman Godfrida Jola told the AP. President John Magufuli urged the country to remain calm.

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide
Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation. Dozens were still missing as authorities probed whether a nearby rock quarry could have played a role in the massive hillside collapse Thursday that hit rural communities in Naga on the tourist island of Cebu. The rescue effort came as the nation was still reeling from Typhoon Mangkhut, whose toll hit 95 dead on Thursday, mostly from a massive landslide in the country's mountainous north.

Google workers consider changes to counter travel ban
Google workers consider changes to counter travel ban

Fox & Trends with Carley Shimkus.

India probes death of 12 endangered lions
India probes death of 12 endangered lions

Indian authorities Friday ordered a probe into the deaths of a dozen endangered wild Asiatic lions, half of them cubs, over the last 10 days, officials said. One lioness died after preying on a poisoned boar while eight others lions died of an infection in the lungs and liver. Gujarat officials have sent the lions' carcasses to a veterinary hospital for further analysis into the cause of infection.

Delhi
Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner. After years of pressure from activists who accuse the animals' owners of flouting wildlife regulations by keeping them in a city, authorities have ordered the seizure of the elephants. Fifty years ago the Indian capital housed more than 200 elephants, covered in garlands and carrying grooms to weddings, or being sought by the faithful for blessings at temples.

Robocall plague grows to 50 percent of total calls
Robocall plague grows to 50 percent of total calls

Are more phone spams coming in 2019? Kurt 'the CyberGuy' Knutsson gives his take on Facebook's election war room.

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears
Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

Dozens of farmers and local officials stormed out of a meeting with France's new environment minister on Thursday as he confirmed two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains. Around 40 brown bears currently roam the range between France and Spain after France began importing them from Slovenia in 1996 after the native population had been hunted to near-extinction.

Michael Cohen Says He Is Providing 'Critical Information' to Robert Mueller's Russia Probe
Michael Cohen Says He Is Providing 'Critical Information' to Robert Mueller's Russia Probe

Trump's longtime fixer-turned-foe could be a vital witness for prosecutors

Early Voting Begins as Midterms Season Enters Its Final Phase
Early Voting Begins as Midterms Season Enters Its Final Phase

Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. While Election Day 2018 is technically Nov. 6, Minnesota law allows in-person voting to begin Friday - a full 46 days early - making it the first battleground state to begin casting actual votes in the broader fight for control of Congress. South Dakota also opens early voting on Friday, and four more states follow in the next six days, including key states including New Jersey and Missouri.

Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo
Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo

Singapore Airlines said Friday it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa. Campaigners have long called for a ban on the controversial trade in big cat bones, which are sought after for medicine and jewellery in Southeast Asia. Singapore Airlines was the sole carrier importing lion bones from South Africa to Southeast Asia last year, according to a report released in July by the non-profit EMS Foundation and animal rights group Ban Animal Trading.

U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles
U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles

In Beijing, the Chinese government expressed anger and demanded the sanctions be withdrawn. The U.S. State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China's Equipment Development Department (EDD), the military branch responsible for weapons and equipment, and its director, Li Shangfu, for engaging in "significant transactions" with Rosoboronexport, Russia's main arms exporter. The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said.

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang Is Dead at 61 Following a Serious Illness
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang Is Dead at 61 Following a Serious Illness

Quang was Vietnam's second in command after the Communist Party's leader

Vietnam
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang Is Dead at 61 Following a Serious Illness

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country's second in command after the Communist party's leader, died Friday of a serious illness, the government said. He was 61.

German energy company: saving threatened forest
German energy company: saving threatened forest 'illusion'

A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion). RWE wants to start cutting down half the Hambach forest in western Germany. RWE chief executive Rolf Martin Schmitz told ZDF television late Thursday "the assumption that the forest can be saved is an illusion" and he was "deeply distressed that a person died for such an illusion, such a symbol." He said stopping would make extensive stabilization work necessary.

Social media saves lives in Syria
Social media saves lives in Syria

The new smartphone and computer app Sentry acts as an early warning alert system using data from human observers and remote sensors to warn of Assad regime attacks.

Suge Knight Agrees to Serve 28 Years in Prison Over Fatal Hit-and-Run
Suge Knight Agrees to Serve 28 Years in Prison Over Fatal Hit-and-Run

The former rap mogul has agreed to serve 28 years in prison

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans
Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations. Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, along with the European Union, signed the Ocean Plastics Charter at a leaders' summit in Canada's Charlevoix region in June. The United States and Japan abstained but non-G7 nations Norway and Jamaica are also backing the plan to ensure 100 percent of plastics are recyclable by 2030.

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