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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.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2015

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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.

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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.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2015

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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.

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Another top politician conviction roils Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For the second time in as many weeks, a former top New York politician was convicted on federal corruption charges, prompting calls for tougher ethics rules and threatening to further undermine citizens' trust in their state government.

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Report cites 241 close encounters between pilots, drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — There have been at least 241 reports of close encounters between drones and manned aircraft that meet the government's definition of a near midair collision, including 28 in which pilots maneuvered to get out of the way, according to a report released Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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Congress Oks short-term spending bill hours before deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a short-term spending bill to keep the government open through next Wednesday as lawmakers and the White House rushed to finalize a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill and a sprawling tax package.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015

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