Things you should know today: 10/26/18

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More suspicious packages found, targeting Booker, Clapper

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A police truck tows a total containment vessel to a post office in midtown Manhattan to dispose of a suspicious package, Friday, Oct. 26, in New York. Two law enforcement officials say a package closely resembling parcels sent to critics of President Donald Trump has been found at the postal facility in Manhattan. The suspicious package was discovered by postal workers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Authorities have intercepted suspicious packages addressed to Sen. Cory Booker and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper. The packages are similar to those containing pipe bombs sent to Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Deaths of 2 who fell from Yosemite ledge under investigation

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In this Sept. 27 file photo a wedding couple are seen being photographed at Taft Point in California’s Yosemite National Park. A Yosemite National Park official says two visitors have died in a fall from the popular overlook. Park rangers are trying to recover the bodies of a man and a woman Thursday, Oct.25. He didn’t say when the couple fell from Taft Point. Gediman says the deaths are being investigated and offered no other information. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, File)

Two people died after falling from the Taft Point overlook at Yosemite National Park, which has an over 3,000-foot drop to the Yosemite Valley floor. A tourist spotted the bodies on Wednesday, Oct. 25, but it’s unclear when the two fell. Park officials have not yet identified the bodies.

US official says Putin invited to visit Washington next year

(AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
U.S. National security adviser John Bolton adjusts his glasses while speaking to the media during a news briefing following his meetings with Georgian officials in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington in 2019, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton announced Friday, Oct. 26.

Viral video captures two men helping woman pay for gas

A video shared on Twitter shows two men helping a recently widowed woman pay for gas. According to a tweet by Twitter user @kwilli1046, the men approached the woman after seeing her pay for gas with pennies, not knowing her husband died only a week prior. The video has received more than 6.6 million views since it was posted Oct. 25.

 

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