US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink


NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slipping for the second day in a row Wednesday as banks and small-company stocks continue to take steep losses. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil slides. That's canceling out gains for drug companies and household products makers.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer

AP Source: Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Written by CHAD DAY and JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive suicide truck bombing rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 90 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital.

  • Written by RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH , Associated Press

Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — There was food and water— welcome commodities amid the frequent tears. There was, finally, safety, at least for the moment. And there were stories — stories of things that mothers and fathers hope never happen to their families.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ , Associated Press

Official says Trump expected to pull US from Paris deal


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States from a landmark global climate agreement, a White House official said Wednesday, though there could be "caveats in the language" announcing a withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that his decision isn't final.

  • Written by JULIE PACE , Associated Press