Merkel: Stability for Germany main goal in coalition talks


BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her conservative bloc is willing to start talks on trying to forge a "stable government" with the center-left Social Democrats, with an eye on the large challenges Germany faces both internationally and domestically.

  • Written by By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER , Associated Press

Boom! Luxury converted nuclear missile silo lists on Airbnb

ESKRIDGE, Kan. (AP) — A Cold War-era missile silo in rural northeast Kansas that housed a nuclear warhead 65 years ago and was later converted into an underground mansion is now finding a new lease on life as an Airbnb location.

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Chemical company's response to water worries: Silence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Americans have grown accustomed to hearing apologies from everyone from cheating car-makers to cheating presidents, but a Fortune 500 chemical company with a pollution problem in North Carolina is following a different model: don't apologize, don't explain.

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  • Written by By EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer

Looming deadlines, much unfinished business await Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The crush of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to the Capitol would be daunting even if Washington were functioning at peak efficiency.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Egypt raises death toll in Sinai mosque attack to 305

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said an attack on a mosque by militants in the country's troubled region of northern Sinai has killed 305 worshippers, including 27 children, a dramatic increase in the death toll previously announced, which was 235.

  • Written by By MAGGIE MICHAEL and HAMZA HENDAWI , Associated Press