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Be 'Happy': Pharrell Williams to open MTV EMAs in Milan - Pantagraph
MILAN (AP) — Pharrell Williams will be the opening performer at the 2015 MTV European Music Award ceremony this month in Italy's fashion capital of Milan. The singer, songwriter, producer and fashion designer will also be vying for the best male vocalist ...
Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over - Pantagraph
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm. Even as the rain tapered off, officials warned of the ...
Sunken ship had enough lifeboats, but storm overpowered it - Pantagraph
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On a vessel taking on water and listing to one side, buffeted by 50-foot waves and winds estimated at up to 140 mph, life rafts can be torn apart and lifeboats become impossible to drop into the sea. For the crew of the El Faro cargo ...
IS claims wave of attacks in Iraq that killed 56 people - Pantagraph
BLOOMINGTON — A former records clerk for the Bloomington Police Department is back on the witness stand Tuesday morning in the forgery trial o… Normal man charged with armed robbery, battery of police officer BLOOMINGTON — An 18-year-old Normal man ...
The Latest: French pull 7 Syrians from cold water off Calais - Pantagraph
BLOOMINGTON — A former records clerk for the Bloomington Police Department is back on the witness stand Tuesday morning in the forgery trial o… BLOOMINGTON — An 18-year-old Normal man remains jailed on multiple charges, including armed robbery and ...
Nobel Prize for missing piece in neutrino mass puzzle - Pantagraph
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe, proving that they have mass.
US stock indexes little changed in early trade; DuPont jumps - Pantagraph
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in early trading Tuesday, taking a pause after five straight days of gains. DuPont shares soared on news that its CEO would step down. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 63 points, or 0.4 percent, to ...
PepsiCo boosted by smaller chip bags, non-soda drinks - Pantagraph
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — Smaller bags of potato chips and drinks that do not have Pepsi printed on them are helping push up PepsiCo's sales. PepsiCo Inc. said Tuesday that snack volume in North America rose by 0.5 percent for the third quarter, while ...
EU states agree to share tax information on multinationals - Pantagraph
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union's 28 finance ministers have agreed to share details of tax deals their countries reach with big multinational companies, in a move they hope will clamp down on aggressive tax avoidance. Pierre Gramegna, the finance ...
IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies - Pantagraph
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its forecast for global economic growth and says falling commodity prices and jumpy financial markets have raised global risks. In a report Tuesday in advance of the IMF-World Bank annual ...
Romania draft law: Supermarkets must sell more local produce - Pantagraph
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian senators have adopted draft legislation obliging supermarkets to sell more meat and produce from the country in a bid to support local farmers. According to the draft law passed Tuesday, 51 percent of meat, fruit and ...
Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving - Pantagraph
NEOGA, Ill. (AP) — Crop experts say there should be enough pumpkins for Halloween, but that supplies of canned pumpkin could be scarce by Thanksgiving. Illinois is the country's top pumpkin-producing state. Mohammad Babadoost is a plant pathology ...
US forecast calls for lower heating bills this winter - Pantagraph
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country. The U.S. Energy Department's annual prediction Tuesday calls for lower ...
Plea hearing set for $8.7M Ohio embezzlement suspect - Pantagraph
CINCINNATI (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Oct. 23 for an accountant who became a regular on the Appalachian Trail in the six years after he fled accusations that he embezzled $8.7 million. James Hammes, 53, of Lexington, Kentucky, will ...
Saudi blogger's wife protests at Saudi Embassy in Vienna - Pantagraph
VIENNA (AP) — The wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has joined a small group of protesters in front of the Saudi Embassy in Vienna to demand his release. Ensaf Haidar and a few dozen other demonstrators chanted "Stop torture!" and Free Raif!