Defense attorneys clash with prison over recorded meetings

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Defense attorneys who represent inmates at a privately run federal prison in Kansas were livid after learning that their meetings with clients had been recorded on video, despite repeated assurances from the penitentiary that the conversations were private.

  • Written by BILL DRAPER, Associated Press

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