Things you should know today: 10/25/18


Northern Marianas slammed by typhoon, faces slow recovery

(Glen Hunter via AP)
In this photo provided by Glen Hunter, damage from Super Typhoon Yutu is shown outside Hunter’s home in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Thursday, Oct. 25. As the powerful storm crossed over the island the walls shook in Hunter’s concrete home, a tin roof over the garage blew away and howling winds terrified his cats. Maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (290 kph) were recorded around the eye of the storm, which passed over Tinian and Saipan early Thursday local time, the National Weather Service said. (Glen Hunter via AP)

Citizens of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are preparing for the long-term effects of Super Typhoon Yutu, the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory this year, including estimated months without electricity and running water.

Sickness, fear, harassment in Mexico whittle away at caravan

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Central American migrants traveling with a caravan to the U.S. make their way to Mapastepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 24. After a day of rest to honor a fellow traveler who died on the road on Monday, the march continues through Mexico. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Despite pressure from Mexican police and the U.S. government, 4,000 to 5,000 migrants continue to caravan through Mexico, while close to 1,700 have dropped out to seek asylum in Mexico or return home.

Packages to De Niro, Biden seized, similar to pipe bombs

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Police are standing watch near a building associated with Robert De Niro, Thursday, Oct. 25, in New York after reports of a suspicious package. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Police intercepted packages sent to actor Robert De Niro and to Joe Biden Oct. 25. The packages are similar to those containing pipe bombs recently sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN.

Dog overjoyed when girl takes first independent steps

This video shows the relationship between Maya, a young girl with cerebral palsy, and Abby, her dog. Abby can’t contain her excitement as Maya takes her first independent steps. The inspiring video has received more than one million views on YouTube.

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