Things you should know today: 11/15/18


The Latest: Treasury hits 17 Saudis with economic sanctions

In this Sunday, Nov. 11 file photo, Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during an event organized to mark the 40th day of the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, background, in Istanbul, Turkey. Saud Al-Mojeb, Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor, is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Al-Mojeb told a press conference in Riyadh Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that Khashoggi’s killers had been planning the operation since September 29, three days before he was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Neyran Elden, File)

The U.S. is imposing economic sanctions against 17 Saudi Arabian men accused of participating in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi within the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2. One of the men is a close adviser to Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, who denies any participation in the murder.

Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

Noah Berger
A search and rescue worker, looking for Camp Fire victims, carries Susie Q. to safety after the cadaver dog fell through rubble at the Holly Hills Mobile Estates on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Paradise, Calif.

Over 450 people are scouring the rubble left by the Northern California Camp Fire, which has claimed 56 lives with 130 people still missing. The fire destroyed the small town of Paradise and is now taking homes in Magalia, a town of 11,000, north of Paradise. The Camp Fire has destroyed almost 9,000 homes.

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

This May 17 file photo shows packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store in San Francisco. On Thursday, May 15, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb pledged to ban menthol from cigarettes, in what could be a major step to further push down U.S. smoking rates. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said he won’t let another generation become addicted to nicotine because of e-cigarettes. He pledged to implement new restrictions aimed at children. E-cigarettes contain harmful nicotine that health officials worry will put young adults on a path that leads to regular cigarette use.

Official trailer released for ‘Dumbo’ live-action remake

“Dumbo,” the Disney film that originally premiered in 1941, has been turned into a live-action remake that combines the same beloved characters with new friends. Danny DeVito stars in the film.

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