Here are today’s top headlines, picked from select sources.

Democrats: Trump had ‘meltdown’ and called Pelosi a ‘third-rate politician’

Congressional Democratic leaders offered a remarkable readout of a meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying that the President called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “third-rate politician” in what they described as a “meltdown.”

‘Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!’: Read Trump’s letter to Turkish President


Trump tweeted a photo attacking Nancy Pelosi. She made it her Twitter cover photo.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday redirected an attack from President Donald Trump on Twitter, turning a photo he had tweeted of her during a contentious White House meeting with the caption “Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown!” into her Twitter cover shot.

Indian hospital staff suspended after ants found crawling over dead patient’s eyes

Three nurses and two doctors have been suspended in India’s central Madhya Pradesh state after ants were found crawling on the body of recently deceased patient.

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ cleared to go to the Louvre

An Italian court has rejected a request by a culture and heritage group to block the loan of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man,” one of the world’s most famous artworks, to the Louvre museum in Paris.

China’s helicopter prototype looks like a UFO

China has been unveiling a lot of new weaponry lately, but one of their latest reveals looks really, well, out of this world.

Universal is using Alibaba technology to try and beat Disney in China

Universal has teamed up with tech giant Alibaba, a move that could be a big boost to the entertainment company’s efforts to lure Chinese costumers to its upcoming Beijing theme park.

Jennifer Aniston broke Instagram with her debut

Jennifer Aniston’s debut on Instagram started with a bang — by crashing the app.

Rep. Elijah Cummings Dead At 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has died, according to a statement from his office. The Democratic congressman, who was the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, was 68. Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, at 2:45 a.m. Thursday morning “due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” WBAL radio cited a statement from Cummings’ office as saying.

Anthony Scaramucci Predicts 20+ Senate Republicans Are About To Turn On Trump

Anthony Scaramucci says President Donald Trump ‘s “meltdown” is going to get a whole lot worse. On Wednesday night, the former White House communications director who was fired after just 10 days on the job said on CNN that Trump was looking at his future “and the future does not look good for him.”

Joe Biden Tells Trump: ‘Release Your Tax Returns Or Shut Up’

Joe Biden lashed out at Donald Trump on Wednesday and demanded the president stop smearing him and his son Hunter. The former vice president was at a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio, when he demanded of the president: “Release your tax returns or shut up.”

Trump Impersonator Goes Viral Reading Prez’s Strange Letter To Erdogan

Donald Trump appears to dictate his bizarre letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in spoof audio that’s going viral. Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik, who portrayed the U.S. commander-in-chief on Comedy Central’s “The President Show,” voiced the “leaked” clip that he shared to Twitter on Wednesday.

NASA paid $5 million for SpaceX employee training after Elon Musk smoked weed with Joe Rogan

When Elon Musk appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast in 2018 and burned down a spliff, he probably didn’t realize it would cost taxpayers money. Politico reports that’s exactly what happened, thanks to SpaceX’s role as a contractor with NASA.

Trump’s letter to Turkey’s president is almost beyond parody, but not beyond memes

When Donald Trump “leaked” his Oct. 9 letter to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday, he undoubtedly thought it made him seem tough. What actually happened is that it was so ridiculous that nobody who read it believed it was real at first.

Trump tweeted a photo of Nancy Pelosi to insult her, and it backfired spectacularly

Trump’s latest attempt to dunk on Nancy Pelosi really didn’t work out. Democratic congressional leaders sat down with Trump for a meeting about Syria on Wednesday, but they walked out after the president had a “meltdown,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described it.

Volvo’s first all-electric car is all charged up and ready to go

Say hello to the Volvo XC40 Recharge. The luxury crossover SUV was unveiled in Los Angeles Wednesday as the Swedish-but-Chinese-owned carmaker’s first all-electric car. The XC40 was first revealed as an internal combustion engine vehicle in 2017, and it’s the first car to be transformed for Volvo’s new Recharge line.

Trump’s letter to Turkish president is so ridiculous people didn’t believe it was real

It’s an especially concerning day to be living in Donald Trump’s America. Shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood outside the White House this afternoon and literally said that Trump “had a meltdown” and cancelled an “all-Member classified briefing” on the dangerous situation he’s caused in Syria, Fox Business anchor Trish Regan tweeted a copy of what she said was a letter from Trump to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Japan’s bullet train tracks were flooded in Typhoon Hagibis

Japan’s nationwide high-speed train system, known as the Shinkansen, felt the brunt of the deadly cyclone Typhoon Hagibis after flooding, relentless rain, and mudslides. The railways run by the Japan Railway Company were battered by torrential downpours, as the storm led to 50 deaths and knocked out power to thousands the over the past few days.