Lawmakers call Maine governor unhinged after obscene tirade

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's bombastic Republican governor has built a reputation on his unfiltered comments, but his obscene tirade unleashed on a liberal lawmaker prompted Democratic lawmakers Friday to warn that the governor was coming unhinged and to call for a political intervention.

  • Written by MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press

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