March 21

Cradling children, migrant families cross border in waves

A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children's hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing.
March 21

The Latest: Defense expert supports cop who shot black teen

The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):
March 21

Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit.
March 21

Coast Guard leader: More money needed to compete in Arctic

Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday.
March 21
FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, de

Waiting for the final Mueller report and what happens next

America is waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller's report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 22 months could end up disappointed.
March 21
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during an interview during the National Governors Association 2019 winter me

Judge blocks laws limiting powers of Wisconsin governor

A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who immediately used his restored authority to pull the state out of a multistate challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
March 21

NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash

A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators concluded Thursday.
March 21

Road rage suspect who killed deputy was in US illegally

The road rage suspect who killed a sheriff's deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout this week was living in the United States illegally, the federal government said Thursday.
March 21

Cummings concerned about Jared, Ivanka private emails, texts

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a powerful White House aide, did not preserve all of her official emails as required by federal law, and her husband, Jared Kushner, used a messaging application to conduct U.S. business outside government channels, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee said on Thursday.
March 21

AP: GOP won more seats in 2018 than suggested by vote share

Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party.
March 21

The Latest: Man who killed deputy was in US illegally

The Latest on a sheriff's deputy killed in Washington state (all times local):
March 21

450 cocaine bricks worth $38M found at Philadelphia port

U.S. customs officials say drug dogs sniffed out 450 bricks of cocaine in Philadelphia, the city's largest seizure of the drug in more than two decades.
March 21

Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.
March 21

Illinois bank robber, 82, gets jail, home confinement

An 82-year-old man who says he was desperate when he robbed an Illinois bank has been sentenced to 10 weekends in jail.
Politics
March 21
President Donald Trump speaks at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Trump again knocks McCain as Republicans urge end to attacks

More Republicans are urging President Donald Trump to halt his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain. But Trump is continuing to complain about the Arizona senator's health care vote seven months after McCain died of brain cancer.
March 21

Walz turns up heat to keep tax that funds health programs

Gov. Tim Walz turned up the heat Thursday on GOP lawmakers to try to prevent the state's 2 percent tax on health care providers from expiring at the end of the year, a revenue stream that helps fund health care for low-income Minnesotans.
March 21

The Latest: Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

The Latest on a Florida man charged with mailing explosives to critics of President Donald Trump (all times local):
March 21

Man gets 17 years for shooting at Florida veterans clinic

A man convicted of firing a gun in a Florida veterans clinic has been sentenced to 17 years and three months in federal prison.
March 21

Democrat Kaul defends Wisconsin abortion law

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is defending Wisconsin's abortion restrictions in a legal filing made in response to a federal lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood.
March 21

Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

About 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. were pregnant when they were jailed, according to a new study released Thursday that researchers hope will help lawmakers and prisons better consider the health of women behind bars.