Here are the top headlines this Friday.

Trump shocks with racist new ad days before midterms

In the most racially charged national political ad in 30 years, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party accuse Democrats of plotting to help people they depict as Central American invaders overrun the nation with cop killers.

Trump attacks Paul Ryan, says he ‘knows nothing’ about birthright citizenship

President Donald Trump went after House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday, saying one of the top Republican leaders in the President’s party “knows nothing about” birthright citizenship and “should be focusing on holding the Majority” in the House of Representatives “rather than giving his opinions” on the issue.

Lion Air crash: Divers find device believed to be plane ‘black box’

Indonesian investigators believe they have found a device containing flight data from Lion Air Flight JT610, a discovery that should help explain why the new Boeing 737 crashed Monday, killing all 189 people on board.

Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered, Turkish chief prosecutor says

The body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dismembered after he was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the chief prosecutor’s office in Istanbul said Wednesday.

Taliban control more territory in Afghanistan than at any point since 2001, US inspector says

The Taliban have strengthened their grip in Afghanistan over the past three years, according to a new report released by the US government’s own ombudsman of the war.

Paralyzed man walks again thanks to spinal implant

A man with a spinal-cord injury leaving him wheelchair bound has been able to walk thanks to a revolutionary new spinal implant.

How Trump conned the media, according to Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart has been done with “The Daily Show” for years, but he’s still one of the strongest media critics around.

Julian Assange: The house guest who overstayed his welcome?

The WikiLeaks founder’s stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London may finally be nearing an end.

Disgusting Food Museum opens in Sweden

When it comes to food, one person’s “yuck” is another person’s “yum.”

Real Madrid plan for $600M stadium facelift

Sport’s most valuable team is hoping to create a football paradise.

Google staff walk out over women’s treatment

A huge payout for an executive accused of sexual misconduct provokes an unprecedented protest.

Third of US sees media as enemy – Trump

The US president says he has “forcefully condemned hatred and bigotry” but this goes unreported.

Spanish ‘black magic’ sex ring broken up

A group of transgender Brazilians were rescued from forced prostitution in Murcia, police say.

Oceans have soaked up 60% more heat

A new study says that the oceans have taken in far more heat from human activities than previously thought.

‘They’re Pushing People Apart’: Trump Levels Renewed Attack On Media

The president routinely uses such events to whip supporters into an anti-media frenzy.

Trump Still Enabling George Soros Conspiracy Theory After Bomb Threats, Synagogue Shooting

“I wouldn’t be surprised,” Trump said when asked if he thought George Soros was funding the migrant caravan.

Lawsuit Alleges Harvey Weinstein Sexually Assaulted Girl, 16

Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, called the allegations “preposterous.” Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.

The Washington Post Was Fine Having Writers On The Saudi Payroll When They Were Only Killing Non-WaPo Writers

Two of the paper’s regular opinion writers were connected to lobbying firms with contracts with the Saudis.

Spooky Skull-Like ‘Death Comet’ To Zip Past Earth Just After Halloween

It’s also been called “The Great Pumpkin” asteroid.

Netflix is releasing 3 films in cinemas first for a good reason

Netflix is releasing three of its films in select cinemas for a short run before people can watch them on the service. Why? Awards.

Influencer sued for not promoting Snap’s Spectacles enough

‘Grown-ish’ actor Luka Sabbat was paid by Snapchat’s PR agency to promote Spectacles on Instagram. But he’s being sued for breach of contract.

Everything we know about the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series

What’s going on with the ‘Thrones’ successors?

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper turns 10

Ten years ago, Satoshi Nakamoto laid down the foundation of Bitcoin.

Fiona the hippo gracefully trips into her pool while gorging on a pumpkin

Fiona the hippo fell into her pool while munching on a pumpkin.

The UK and Canada summon Mark Zuckerberg for a hearing

The international body wants to ask the Facebook CEO questions about Cambridge Analytica, elections, fake news, and more.