First day of fall, N. Korea and more: 5 Things to Know for Friday, Sep. 22

Posted at 5:41 AM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 07:41:04-04

DENVER – Good morning, everyone! Here’s what you need to know today on Friday, September 22.

1. War of words between Pres. Trump, Kim Jong Un
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un continue to trade insults and threats this morning. Trump tweeted that "Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!"

2. Winter Valley Fire continues to grow
A 3,500-acre wildfire burning in Moffat County is threatening several structures including 25-30 homes, oil and gas facilities and a FAA tower. 

3. Why Puerto Rico faces weeks, or months, without electricity
The U.S. territory’s debt crisis left the state power company broke and left basic maintenance undone - and Hurricane Maria’s damage has exacerbated those problems.

4. Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn’t exist
Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic coverage of an effort to reach a young girl thought buried by an earthquake in a collapsed school. But she never existed, Mexican navy officials now say.

5. Much cooler for the first weekend of Autumn
Autumn begins today at 2:02 PM MDT, but it will still feel like summer as high temperatures will climb into the 80s and even low 90s over eastern Colorado. The warm weather will be followed by a cold front late Friday and over the weekend.