DuPont, Dow Chemical seek merger, then 3-way split

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dow Chemical and DuPont are merging to form a company valued at about $130 billion as they try to counter falling commodities prices and weakness in some key markets that have pressured their giant agriculture and chemicals businesses.

  • Written by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer

AP EXPLAINS: What are my options for mobile pay?

ATLANTA (AP) — With Wal-Mart Stores Inc. becoming the latest retailer to launch a mobile pay system, there are more places than ever to break out a digital wallet to pay for the things you want.

  • Written by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer

Witness: 28 people found dead after attacks in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's political violence escalated Saturday as 28 people were found shot dead in three neighborhoods in the capital, a day after the government said an unidentified group carried out coordinated attacks on three military installations.

  • Written by ELOGE WILLY KANEZA, Associated Press

Preseason storm spurs hopes of wet winter to dry California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In an encouraging prelude to winter, California got a heavy dose of snow and rain that the drought-stricken state badly needed, and the wet weather may not be done yet.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press JANIE HAR, Associated Press

Pakistan army says it killed 3,400 militants since June 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has achieved "phenomenal successes" in the war against terrorism by killing 3,400 "terrorists" since 2014, when it launched a major operation in a tribal region near Afghanistan.