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Germany preparing to deport convicted Sept 11 suspect

Oct. 15, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is preparing to deport a Moroccan man convicted in Hamburg of helping three of the Sept. 11 attackers as they got ready to strike New York and Washington. Mounir el-Motassadeq was convicted in 2006 of membership in a terrorist organization and accessory to murder for his part in the...

Merkel's regional ally vows to work for stability in Berlin

Oct. 15, 2018 4:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria is vowing to keep supporting the German leader's national government despite his party's poor result in a regional election. Horst Seehofer told reporters Monday his Christian Social Union will "will play our part (...) so that 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...

Plane accident in central Germany leaves 3 people dead

Oct. 14, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three people died after they were hit by a small plane in central Germany on Sunday as it attempted to take off after an aborted landing, police said. Police in Hesse state said the victims, two women and a child to be around age 9 or 10, were on a path next to an airfield at the Wasserkuppe...

Yazidi man accused of Germany honor killing arrested in Iraq

Oct. 14, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish Iraqi police forces say they have arrested a Yazidi man accused of killing his cousin in Germany after she refused to marry him. Lt. Col. Hayman Suliman says police arrested 24-year-old Sefin Nouman Biso on Friday in the Kurdish Dohuk province in northern Iraq. Biso is being...

The Latest: Exit polls: Top party losing Bavaria majority

Oct. 14, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the state election in Bavaria, Germany (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Exit polls indicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies are losing their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin. The ARD and ZDF public television exit polls had the...