Melissa Vang is thrilled to see goodness lies in the hearts of teens. "God bless this young man's heart," she wrote on Facebook with a post of this video. It shows Tyler Opdyke, 18, leaving her husband's wallet stuffed with $1,500 cash to her doorstep in Elk Grove, California after waiting for someone to answer the door. Vang apologized for not opening the door to strangers, but later found the the teen and thanked him for the kind gesture.
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico early on September 20, bringing extreme wind and rain to the region, local media reported. The National Hurricane Center warned that Maria would hit the southeastern Puerto Rico after passing over the Caribbean island of St Croix. A hurricane warning also remained in effect for the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage. The strong quake was captured on video as the Associated Press staff worked in their Mexico City office.
Rough surf and swells generated by Hurricane Jose on Tuesday, September 19 caused flooding and the closure of NC-12 in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The Department of Transportation said it closed the road in the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge because of the high tide washing over the road. There were at least two areas along the road affected by the tide, a news report said.
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.