Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms

PARIS (AP) —€” France's top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has divided the country and provoked shock around the world.

  • Written by PHILIPPE SOTTO, Associated Press

FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.

  • Written by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands.

  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press