Marriott becomes world's largest hotelier, buying Starwood

NEW YORK (AP) — Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger, taking over rival chain Starwood in a $12.2 billion deal that will catapult it to become the world's largest hotelier by a wide margin.

  • Written by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

Names, details of more victims emerge from Paris attacks

A Chilean mother and her daughter, cut down in a concert hall while the daughter's 5-year-old son survived. A young Italian woman, separated from her boyfriend and friends when the concert erupted in chaos. They were among the latest victims named as officials on Sunday continued the heavy task of identifying the 129 people killed in Friday night's coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Among the confirmed dead:

  • Written by CARA ANNA, Associated Press

France bombs Islamic State HQ, hunts attacker who got away

PARIS (AP) — France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.

  • Written by GREG KELLER, Associated Press PHILIPPE SOTTO, Associated Press

France carries out raids, names more potential attackers

PARIS (AP) — French police raided 168 locations across the country and detained nearly two dozen people as authorities identified more members of a sleeper cell said to be behind the Paris attacks that killed 129 people.

  • Written by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press

Belgian jihadi ID'd as mastermind of Paris attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels' most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d'Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium's most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war that he recruited his 13-year-old brother to join him in Syria.

  • Written by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press