Comedian Pikotaro astonished by viral success of 'PPAP' songTOKYO (AP) ? The Japanese comedian behind the viral hit "PPAP" says he is astonished by the global success of his "pen-pinapple-apple-pen" song.
Titans breeze past Jaguars 36-22 to reach 4-4 for season
Hideki Matsuyama piles up birdies and leads in Shanghai
Consumers, exports seen buoying U.S. third-quarter GDP growth
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely accelerated in the third quarter as consumers maintained a strong pace of spending and exports surged, potentially keeping the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates in December. In addition to support from consumer spending and exports, the economy is also expected to have received a boost from a rebound in mining activity and inventory investment. "As long as you have consumer spending, some stabilization of capital spending, trade kicking in and inventories switching from being a significant drag, that balanced composition will make us confident that things are moving in the right direction," said Anthony Karydakis, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak in New York.
National Geographic's famed 'girl' denies getting fake IDPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) ? A Pakistani prosecutor says National Geographic's famed green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' has made her first appearance before a court, insisting she did not fraudulently obtain Pakistani nationality.
Michigan State motivated to spoil No. 2 Michigan's season
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) ? Jim Harbaugh has Michigan marching toward a special season, winning its first seven games and climbing to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in a decade.
No. 8 Baylor opens 'gauntlet' of schedule with Texas
Week 9 preview: ACC showdown; Browning faces tough Utes
British Airways owner cuts profit forecast on pound slump
British Airways' owner lowered on Friday its annual earnings forecast for a second time since Britain voted for Brexit, blaming the latest downgrade mainly on a plunging pound. International Airlines Group said it expected full-year operating profit of 2.5 billion euros, or 7.0 percent higher compared with 2015. Britain voted June 23 in favour of exiting the European Union, triggering a plunge in the pound to 31-year lows against the dollar and 7.5-year troughs versus the euro.
Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on military defenseWASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump calls the U.S. military "depleted." It urgently needs more planes, ships, troops and nuclear weapons, he says, to ensure American predominance in the world.