Here are the stories making headlines today.

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

Holding global warming to a critical limit would require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” says a key report from the global scientific authority on climate change.

Hunger rising with global temperatures, UN report says

Climate change is having a negative impact on global agriculture and driving up the number of hungry people in the world, according to the United Nations’ 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, released today.

Police hunt Palestinian suspect after 2 Israelis killed in West Bank

Two Israelis were killed and a third person seriously injured in a shooting attack inside a West Bank industrial park on Sunday, said the Israel Defense Forces.

The creation myth of the billionaire businessman Donald Trump just imploded

At the heart of President Donald Trump’s success story is this idea: He took a small amount of money — in the form of a loan from his father, Fred — and turned it into billions of dollars.

Want to learn about consent? Ask a porn star

Carol Costello writes that according to Tasha Reign, a porn star who educates fraternity members about sexual consent, many men may not may not recognize the distinction between what is acceptable in real life and what is portrayed in the fantasy world of porn.

Taylor Swift endorses Democrats in Tennessee midterm races

Midterms, look what you made Taylor Swift do.

Pompeo hails ‘another step forward’ after 2-hour meeting with Kim Jong Un

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday in what he called a “good, productive conversation.”

SpaceX launch lights up California sky

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has successfully launched a satellite into space from California – wowing social media users in the process. The Falcon 9 rocket took Argentine satellite SAOCOM 1A into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, on the coast northwest of Los Angeles.

Brazil exit polls give Bolsonaro wide lead

Brazil general elections 2018 Early exit polls in Brazil’s presidential election suggest the far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, will win the first round. However, he looks set to fall just short of the 50% of valid votes needed to win outright.

Don’t shoot, I’m disabled

Hundreds of people are killed by police in the US each year, and much attention has been paid recently to the high proportion that are black. But there’s another disturbing trend that is rarely discussed.

Jair Bolsonaro: Trump of the Tropics?

Few Brazilians feel indifferent towards Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right candidate who has made it into the run-off of the presidential election. Ever since he announced he was running for president, there have been rallies for and against the controversial former army captain.

New UN Climate Report Dims Hope For Averting Catastrophic Global Warming

The world is rapidly running out of time to scale back greenhouse gas emissions, dimming hopes of keeping global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, beyond which catastrophic planetary changes are forecast.

Florida Governor To Declare State Of Emergency Ahead Of Possible Hurricane

MIAMI (AP) – Newly named Tropical Storm Michael could strengthen to a hurricane as it heads to the Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday. The hurricane center upgraded the tropical depression in the Caribbean to a named tropical storm, saying it had winds of up to 40 mph (65 kph).

Stormy Daniels Regrets ‘Body Shaming’ Trump

Stormy Daniels said she regrets “body shaming” President Donald Trump following her claims that the commander-in-chief’s penis resembles “the mushroom character” in “Mario Kart.” In an interview with ” 60 Minutes Australia,” the former porn star said she feels “pretty terrible” for sharing intimate details about the president’s genitalia in her tell-all book, Full Disclosure.

Venom Chews Up The Competition At The Box Office

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – The unlikely dynamic duo of “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” have livened up the fall moviegoing season with the best October weekend of all time in North America.

‘The Walking Dead’ Premiere Fixes One Of Its Oldest Plot Holes

As the countdown to the final days of Rick Grimes begins, ” The Walking Dead ” is finally cooking with gas. A lot happened in the Season 9 premiere, which aired Sunday: Our ragtag group of survivors rummaged through Washington, D.C. for supplies.

SpaceX’s latest rocket launch dazzles in California’s night sky

Watching a rocket blast into space is always quite the sight, but it was particularly mesmerising for people living on California’s coast on Sunday. SpaceX launched ( and landed!) its Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, which sits just north of Los Angeles.

David Harbour agrees to officiate a wedding as Hellboy for 666,000 retweets

David Harbour is back into the retweet game. The Hellboy star promised to officiate film reporter Spencer Perry’s wedding in full Hellboy costume – that is, if Perry gets 666,000 retweets. Harbour’s done similar stunts before, but this one has a particularly fun twist: He pledged to knock 500K retweets off the minimum if Hellboy creator Mike Mignola promised to read a poem at the ceremony.

Pete Davidson dissects Kanye West’s nonsensical ‘SNL’ rant

Saturday Night Live was in the news last week after musical guest Kanye West went on a post-show #MAGA rant and clips from the unaired moment made their way online. That’s why the show itself was the subject of an entire segment on the latest Weekend Update.