Things you should know today: 10/15/18


Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 4, in his capacity as patron of the charity WellChild, Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrive for the annual WellChild awards in London. Kensington Palace announced Monday, Oct. 15, that Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in spring 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex announced Oct. 15 that they are expecting their first child in spring 2019. Many close friends and family members have congratulated the couple.

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

In this July 8, 2017, file photo people walk into a Sears store slated for closing that is next to a mall that is being torn down in Overland Park, Kan. Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, Oct. 15, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. The company once dominated the American landscape, but whether a smaller Sears can be viable remains in question. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Sears filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 15 amid debt and losses. Company officials are hoping to launch a smaller version of the company, but others are less optimistic.

Trump says Saudi king denies knowledge of missing journalist

President Donald Trump stops to talk to members of the media before walking across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15 to board Marine One helicopter for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Florida to tour areas the devastation left behind from Hurricane Michael last week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump said Oct. 15 that Saudi Arabia’s king denied any knowledge of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who has been missing since Oct. 2. Turkish officials insist Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.


Twitter took to the hashtag #MondayMotivation on Oct. 15 as another week starts. Thousands are rallying around the hashtag, including the nonprofit Oceana, which posted a clip from “Blue Planet II.”

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