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October 18, 2019

Today in History

Today is Friday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2019. There are 74 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Oct. 18, 1977, West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and killing three of the…

October 17, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper’s disaster declaration for more than a dozen eastern North Carolina counties following Hurricane Dorian means individuals harmed most by the winds and flooding can get financial help from state government.

Cooper’s declaration on Thursday is meant to target…

October 17, 2019

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Yashunn Hale isn’t sure he would call the police to report a crime. Not since an officer killed Hale’s neighbor in her home.

Residents of Atatiana Jefferson’s Fort Worth neighborhood said they were hesitant to dial 911 even before a white officer shot the 28-year-old black…

Police Shooting in Home Community

October 17, 2019

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says it has charged a woman with first-degree murder and felony child abuse after an investigation showed she hid a newborn baby in a closet to conceal the fact that she had been pregnant.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release…

October 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard plane and a Mexican Navy vessel searched the Gulf of Mexico for a small plane Thursday after a trauma surgeon flew the aircraft hundreds of miles (kilometers) beyond its intended destination.

Steven Schumacher’s family reported him overdue at 10:30 p.m.…

October 17, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women’s sagging pelvic organs.

Ohio’s attorney general said Thursday an investigation found that J&J, the world’s biggest health…

Johnson & Johnson Mesh Settlement

October 17, 2019

Louisiana-Monroe (3-3, 2-0 Sun Belt) at No. 24 Appalachian State (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Line: Appalachian State by 15.

Series record: Appalachian State leads 3-1


The Mountaineers are ranked in the AP Top 25 poll for the second time ever. They reached No. 25 last…

Louisiana-Monroe No. 24 Appalachian State Football

October 17, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Thursday:

Cash 5


(thirteen, twenty-three, thirty-four, thirty-seven, thirty-nine)

Estimated jackpot: $100,000

Lucky For Life

08-09-25-27-33, Lucky Ball: 17

(eight, nine, twenty-five, twenty-seven, thirty-three; Lucky…

October 17, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon’s drawing of the North Carolina Lottery’s “Pick 4 Day” game were:

4-1-6-7, Lucky Sum: 18

(four, one, six, seven; Lucky Sum: eighteen)

October 17, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon’s drawing of the North Carolina Lottery’s “Pick 3 Day” game were:

3-5-1, Lucky Sum: 9

(three, five, one; Lucky Sum: nine)

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