IS attack on US convoy kills 8 Afghans, wounds 3 US soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three U.S. service members in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.


EU Brexit chief says UK must settle account of what it owes

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator insisted Wednesday that Britain's accounts must be settled before any talks on its future trade relationship with the EU can take place, as he warned that time is running out to seal a deal by 2019.

  • Written by LORNE COOK , Associated Press

Pay for news? More than half of Americans say they do

NEW YORK (AP) — A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer

Trump: US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the U.S. government "needs a good shutdown" in September to fix a "mess" in the Senate, signaling his displeasure with a temporary spending bill that Republican congressional leaders — and Trump himself — are praising as a major accomplishment.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

EPA asks what rules to cut, gets earful about dirty water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut, the Trump administration on Tuesday got an earful from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren't strict enough.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press