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Germany preparing to deport convicted Sept 11 suspect

Oct. 15, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted their attacks on New York and Washington was being deported Monday from Germany to his native country. Mounir el Mottasadeq, who was convicted of membership in a terrorist...

The Latest: Hostage-taker in Germany in critical condition

Oct. 15, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on hostage situation at Cologne train station (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Cologne police say on Twitter that a hostage-taker has suffered life-threatening injuries when police stormed a pharmacy inside the city's train station. The man had taken a woman hostage for two hours...

German police say hostage-taker captured in Cologne train station standoff

Oct. 15, 2018 9:11 AM EDT
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German police say hostage-taker captured in Cologne train station standoff.

German train station locked down after man takes hostage

Oct. 15, 2018 8:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police have made contact with a man who took a woman hostage Monday inside Cologne's main train station and are trying to win her release. Police said the incident started Monday at 12:45 p.m. (1045 GMT). The entire station, one of the biggest in the country, was evacuated and closed...

Merkel vows to restore Germans' confidence in government

Oct. 15, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to do more to restore Germans' confidence in her unhappy coalition after a battering for both of her governing partners in Bavaria's state election added to tensions in the alliance. Sunday's vote stripped Merkel's conservative allies in Bavaria, the...

Today in History

Oct. 15, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2018. There are 77 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 52-48. On this date:...

The Latest: More executives pulling out of Saudi conference

Oct. 14, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 4:50 a.m. More major players in international finance and industry are pulling out of a high-profile business conference in...

Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

Oct. 14, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin in a regional election Sunday, a result that could cause more turbulence within the national government. The Christian Social Union took 37.2 percent of the vote,...

Bernhard Langer wins SAS Championship by 6 shots

Oct. 14, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Bernhard Langer ran away with the SAS Championship on Sunday to take the points lead into the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup playoffs Langer shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 for a six-stroke victory in the regular-season finale. "I just played very solid all day long," Langer said....

German bus crashes on Swiss highway, 1 dead and 14 injured

Oct. 14, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German bus crashed into a metal post on a highway in southern Switzerland Sunday, leaving one woman dead and another 14 people injured, police said. The bus was heading south with 25 people on board when the accident happened on the A2 highway at Sigirino, near Lugano — along a major...