Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market's significant gains.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A 35-year-old man was being held Tuesday in connection with vandalism at a Colorado mosque, which left broken glass inside the building and led to an outpouring of support for Muslims in the hometown of Colorado State University. The suspect also left a Bible.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gov't watchdog to examine cost of Trump's Florida travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog will investigate the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil has been pumped into a controversial section of the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes' efforts to stop the project.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press

Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul. But he offered no timeline, and leaders haven't resolved how to overcome the deep GOP divisions that crumpled their legislation last week in a humiliating retreat for themselves and President Donald Trump.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press