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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 10:27 AM

LONDON (AP) " British American Tobacco is offering to take over Reynolds American Inc. in a $47 billion deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and try to make up for a decline in smoking in the U.S. and Europe. With tobacco firms under pressure from health groups in developed economies and increasingly popular electronic cigarettes, a merger of this size would help them consolidate costs and resist competition from Asia, analysts say. A deal...

Updated at 10:14 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Leading tattoo artists are helping these Israelis cover up the scars of tragedy and loss. The Israelis have been maimed by war and violence which left them with daily remainders of their ordeals " either in the form of...

Updated at 10:09 AM

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) " Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a...

Updated at 10:08 AM

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) " The Latest on the developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local): 2:05...

Updated at 9:41 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) " Professors are again manning the picket line at 14 Pennsylvania state universities. Friday marks the third day since they walked off their jobs. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education says it didn't...

Updated at 9:38 AM

MINSK, Belarus (AP) " The acting head of the European Olympic Committees has called for its president, Patrick Hickey, to be allowed to leave Brazil and return to Ireland for health reasons. Hickey is not permitted to leave Brazil, where he...

Updated at 9:29 AM

BEIJING (AP) " Typhoon Haima barreled into southern China on Friday after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people. Chinese...

Updated at 9:08 AM

MINSK, Belarus (AP) " The capital of Belarus was chosen Friday to host the 2019 European Games, ending more than a year of uncertainty after the previous host pulled out. The European Olympic Committee's general assembly approved the choice...

Updated at 9:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are...

Updated Oct 21, 2016 at 8:26 AM

TOKYO (AP) " A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one...

Updated at 8:15 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) " South Africa will soon submit a bill in parliament to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, its justice minister said Friday, making the country the second this week, after Burundi, to move to leave the tribunal that...

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