The University of Hawaii HI-SEAS Mission V crew spent eight months in isolation in a Mars-like habitat. They emerged from their 1,200 square-foot dome September 17, 2017 to cheers. The data they produce may help NASA send humans to the red planet by the 2030s.
President Trump in his first speech to the United Nations referred to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man," and said the United States, if forced to defend itself and its allies, is "willing and able" to take military action.
A police car was set on fire at the Georgia Institute of Technology on the night of Monday, Sept. 18, during protests against the fatal police shooting of a student. Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz was fatally shot by campus police on the university’s Atlanta campus late Saturday, Sept. 16, after refusing to drop a knife. Protests erupted on the campus Monday night, coinciding with a vigil planned for that night. This video shows a campus police car on fire.
Hurricane Maria has regained Category 5 strength overnight into Tuesday. Officials in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe said the French island near Dominica probably would experience heavy flooding and warned that many communities could be submerged. The storm was located early Tuesday about 65 miles west-southwest of Guadeloupe.
Hurricane Jose stirred up heavy swell and strong waves as it passed 200 miles east of the Outer Banks, North Carolina, on Sept. 18. This footage, taken around mile marker 4 in the Outer Banks’ Kitty Hawk, shows the weather by the beach.
Hurricane Maria weakened slightly early Tuesday to a Category 4 storm after making landfall on Dominica, slashing the small Caribbean island with wind and rain and heading toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, already battered by Irma.