Mexico Searches Rubble for Quake Survivors

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and killing hundreds. Rescuers and volunteers searched for survivors throughout the night, digging out victims buried under the rubble. The deadly temblor struck on the anniversary of a massive quake that killed thousands in 1985, and less than two weeks after a powerful earthquake killed dozens of people in southern Mexico. Read the story from NPR.

» MORE: Are the two Mexican earthquakes connected — and are more on the way?


Also, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico after devastating the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday evening. The storm rapidly intensifying from a tropical storm to a category 5 hurricane in less than 28 hours. Read the story from Popular Science.


Equifax Confirms a Second ‘Security Incident’

Already under scrutiny for a massive data hack that exposed sensitive information on 143 million Americans, the credit monitoring company says it had a second security breach this year. The company also said that about 100,000 Canadian consumers may have had their personal information compromised. Read the story from The AP.

» MORE: What You Need to Know About the Equifax Data Breach


Youth Football Impacts Kids’ Brains

In a new medical study, brain trauma scientists found that children who play tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to suffer from depression, apathy, and other behavioral issues as adults. Read the story from STAT.