Today in Seoul, the head of South Korea’s weather agency warned that another powerful blast at the North’s nuclear test site could send radioactive material into the atmosphere. Above, a South Korean scientist measured seismic waves caused by the last test.
3. More news about sexual misconduct: Harvey Weinstein faces new accusations going back to the 1970s. The actress Rose McGowan told our reporters that she was offered $1 million not to publicly accuse Mr. Weinstein of rape.
Kevin Spacey, above, apologized after he was accused of sexually accosting a 14-year-old actor 31 years ago, but came under fire for using the same statement to come out as gay.
Revelations continue to emerge elsewhere, like the British Parliament. And we collected 200 stories from readers, including many women who are speaking out about assaults for the first time.
4. The F.B.I. is investigating the $300 million contract to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid that was given to a tiny Montana firm with ties to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Puerto Rico’s governor canceled the contract on Sunday. Most of the island remains without power.
In contrast, the celebrity chef José Andrés has set up a makeshift aid organization in Puerto Rico that has grown to include a network of kitchens, supply chains and delivery services. No other agency — not the Red Cross, not the government — has fed more people freshly cooked food since Hurricane Maria struck.
“We opened the biggest restaurant in the world in a week,” he said. “That’s how crazy this is.”
5. Spain’s attorney general said that Catalan leaders will be prosecuted for rebellion after illegally declaring Catalonia’s independence from Spain.
He ordered them to appear in court in Madrid in the coming days. Judges will now decide whether to charge them with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for organizing the vote held on Oct. 1.
Carles Puigdemont, above on Saturday, the region’s dismissed leader, arrived in Belgium, where he may seek asylum.
6. An empty butter shelf in France is like a dry baguette: disconcerting.
And the emptying of shelves is exactly what’s happening, because of rising global demand, slumping production and rising prices. There’s mock panic (including a hashtag, #Beurregate) and real anxiety.
The French consume about three times the amount of butter that Americans do.
7. You can dance if you want to … in New York City, starting tomorrow.
Dancing has been illegal at the vast majority of the city’s bars since 1926, because of an archaic “Cabaret Law” that was originally intended to crack down on speakeasies during Prohibition. The City Council is set to repeal it.
“The only thing we are asking is to move our bodies rhythmically. That’s it,” said one club owner.
8. One of our most-read stories for days is from the Irish town of Tuam, where the bones of 796 children were discovered near what used to be a home for unmarried mothers and their children.
People who lived in the home as small children — and a woman who grew up nearby and helped bring the tragedy to light — discussed it in this video. “There was no love. There was no care,” one man recalled.
Above, some of the children dressed up for their First Communion around 1950.
9. The Astros are one victory away from winning the World Series, after defeating the Dodgers in a remarkable Game 5 that included seven home runs and lasted over five hours. Derek Fisher scored the game-winning run, above.
Are the balls juiced? Are the batters all just really good? Our writer says that whatever the cause, it’s thrilling. Game 6 is tomorrow in Los Angeles. (8 p.m. Eastern, Fox)
10. Finally, our Watching team says any time is a good time for a horror movie.
But if you’re looking for an excuse, well, tomorrow’s Halloween. Here’s our guide to horror movies streaming now on the major services. Above, a scene from “The Girl With All the Gifts.”
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