The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. WHAT TURKISH LEADER IS SAYING
Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined not to allow all those responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi escape justice.
2. WHO JOINS PANTHEON OF INCENDIARY ARAB RULERS’ SONS
The killing of Khashoggi by agents believed to be close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cast him into a ruthless and pitiless group of the sons of the region’s most infamous tyrants.
3. THERE’S A WINNER!
Lottery officials say one winning ticket has been sold in South Carolina for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
4. MIGRANTS STILL 1,000 MILES FROM GOAL
A caravan of Central Americans pause to honor a fellow traveler who died on the road, to rest weary feet and to nurse illnesses and injuries.
5. BLUE WAVE MOMENTUM TAKING A HIT
Republican enthusiasm is surging across GOP strongholds, and leading Democrats now fear the battle for the House majority will be decided by just a handful of seats.
6. WILLA WEAKENS OVER MEXICO
Forecasters say the once Category 3 hurricane is now a tropical storm but torrential rains will continue in the west-central parts of the country.
7. SYRIA FREES JAPANESE JOURNALIST
Jumpei Yasuda, kidnapped in 2015 by al-Qaida’s branch in Syria and held by several groups since then, appears to be in good health, Japanese officials say.
8. WALL STREET SKEPTICAL OF TESLA’S PROFIT VOW
The electric car and solar panel maker delivered more than 80,000 vehicles over the summer, and Elon Musk told employees that it was close to profitability.
9. AMERICA’S BEST-LOVED NOVEL IS …
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowers wizards and time travelers, readers nationwide say.
10. GAME 1 TO RED SOX
Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and Boston come out swinging in the World Series opener, beating the Dodgers 8-4.