NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year and bear the name of the astrophysicist who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly 60 years ago.

  • Written by MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer

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