HC Wake-Up Call: Puerto Rico Waste Site's Water Is Safe to Drink, Manafort Discusses Travel History & Reese's Outrageous New Candy Bar

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

Water From a Puerto Rico Waste Site Is Safe to Drink

With about 18 percent of Puerto Rico's households still without working taps following Hurricane Maria, water pulled from a hazardous waste site's wells was been deemed drinkable on Tuesday. According to CNN, the U.S. Environmental Agency found that the water from the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site met federal drinking water standards. Seeing as Puerto Ricans were reportedly breaking into the wells for access to water, this is definitely good news for residents still suffering from a lack of basic necessities. However, the safety measure also signifies how fragile life in Puerto Rico still is after the hurricane. The site is part of EPA's Superfund program, which works to clean the country's most contaminated land. 

New Details on Manafort & Gates' Hearing Reveal Travel Records & Net Worths

Following former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort turning himself in when facing indictment, a new court filing has revealed that Manafort has three differently numbered passports and has previously filed 10 passport applications. In a hearing alongside Rick Gates, Manafort also revealed that this year alone, he has traveled to Mexico, China and Ecuador with a phone and email account under a fake name. Both men also confirmed frequent travel to Cyprus. Additionally, Gates has "frequently opened and closed bank accounts," reportedly beginning 55 accounts with 13 different institutions. Both men are still under house arrest despite their lawyers asking for a lift of the arrest. They both claim to be not guilty and face possible sentences of more than 10 years if found responsible for all charges. 

Reese's Takes Its Candy Bar One Step Further​

Halloween may be over, but when you're trolling stores for discounted candy this week, remember that by next year there could be a new must-have candy. Reese's will release a new candy bar next May called Reese's Outrageous, which will contain Reese's Pieces and a peanut butter and caramel core inside its outer layer of standard chocolate. That's a whole lot of delicious goodness for one bar. 

What to look out for... 

Today begins a brand new month, and while November has the tendency to be a little cold and dull until Thanksgiving comes around, there's actually a reason to celebrate all month long. November is known as Peanut Butter Lovers Month, AKA your early Christmas if PB & J is literally your favorite thing.