Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

BEIRUT (AP) — With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing the most destructive bombing of the past five years and pushing into the center of the Old City.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

Massive typhoon hits eastern China, Taiwan, killing 5

BEIJING (AP) — A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring more than 600 in Taiwan, where authorities remained on alert for the possibility of a landslide.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Trump has turned over tax returns _ for lawsuits and loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him.

  • Written by CHAD DAY, Associated Press JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press

Yellen likely to face questions about Wells Fargo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has been in the hot seat over the central bank's interest-rate policy, now has another headache: Wells Fargo.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Vermont man lost at sea was suspect in grandfather's killing

BOSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old man rescued in the Atlantic after floating on a life raft for a week had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his grandfather, deepening the mystery surrounding his ordeal and the apparent death of his mother at sea.

  • Written by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer