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Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:55am

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.

The Latest: Industry groups eager for Dakota Access oil flow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:50am

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local):

Correction: Mexico Wall-Businesses-Q&A story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:35am

In a story March 27 about the government's plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Fluor Enterprises. It is Fluor, not Flour.

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:30am

U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.

General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:24am

General Motors has rejected a proposal from investor David Einhorn to split its stock into two classes.

Central Europe's leaders reject EU's relocation of refugees

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:24am

Leaders from Central Europe said Tuesday they reject a European Union policy that calls for all member states to take in refugees, protesting suggestions that the level of their compliance could be linked to the availability of EU funds to them.

White House plan to help pay for border wall is a long shot

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:20am

The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that President Donald Trump repeatedly promised would be financed by Mexico.

What makes a cyberattack? Experts lobby to restrict the term

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:15am

When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National Committee's server was "an act of war," Michael Schmitt cringed.

Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:15am

Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle.

NFL owners to consider series of rules changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:06am

NFL owners will consider a series of rules changes and procedural proposals Tuesday at their league meetings. Among those:

Club shooting victim: 'All I was thinking about was my kids'

Dan Sewell and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:05am

A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were frantically crawling over one another to reach the exits and said that all she could think about was her children.

Trump's budget could plunge nation's capital into recession

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:04am

The booming Washington region has long been an easy target for Republican lawmakers who want to cut federal spending. Last year, a GOP congressman from Iowa tweeted a picture of construction cranes on the waterfront south of the Capitol with the comment, "D.C. needs a recession."

Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:04am

Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under the federal Affordable Care Act, which the GOP and President Donald Trump have promised to repeal.

Glance: Agencies Trump has proposed eliminating

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:04am

Here are the 17 independent agencies based in the Washington area that President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating:

The Latest: Lawyer says White House stopped Yates testimony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:00am

The Latest on an investigation into purported ties between Trump associates and Russia (all times local):

Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:45am

Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too.

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:42am

Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.

The Latest: Ryan says funding bill avoids shutdown fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:42am

The Latest on House Republicans and health care, tax cuts and other issues (all times local):

Thai authorities give ex-PM Thaksin $503 million tax bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:33am

Authorities in Thailand have escalated their effort to collect taxes they say are due from ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, posting a bill for 17.6 billion baht ($503 million) at the house where he lived before fleeing into exile in 2008 to avoid a prison term for conflict of interest.

What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:31am

Oil has begun flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes' efforts to stop the project. The 1,200-mile pipeline is capable of moving half of the oil produced in North Dakota to a distribution point in Illinois. It will be fully operational in about three weeks.