March 14

Prominent Mueller prosecutor expected to leave team soon

One of the most prominent prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller is leaving the team soon, a likely indication that the investigation is close to wrapping up.
March 14

Kamala Harris calls for federal moratorium on executions

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Thursday that there should be a federal moratorium on executions.
March 14

Ex-Georgia US Rep. accused of improperly spending thousands

Former Georgia U.S. Rep. John Linder has been accused of improperly spending tens of thousands of dollars of leftover campaign donations on personal expenses.
March 14

Minnesota House votes to expand state's indoor vaping ban

Vaping would be banned from bars, restaurants and workplaces across Minnesota under a bill that passed the House on Thursday, a proposal that's aimed in part at reversing the growing popularity of e-cigarettes among young people.
March 14

Mississippi politicos feud over civil rights monument status

Mississippi's white Republican governor and the state's only black Democratic congressman are feuding over who should get credit for the home of a slain civil rights leader becoming a national monument.
March 14

Dissident Catholics assail Vatican role at UN

A group of activist Roman Catholics asked the United Nations Thursday to revoke the Vatican's observer status for failing to protect the rights of women, children and the LGBTQ community.
March 14

The Latest: Senate votes to block Trump border declaration

The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's proposed border wall (all times local):
March 14

Arkansas Senate OKs new requirement for abortion doctors

Senators in Arkansas approved a measure Thursday that imposes a new requirement on doctors who perform abortions, the latest in a series of restrictions on the procedure in the state that are moving quickly through the Legislature.
March 14

Afghan official blasts US talks with Taliban

Afghanistan's national security adviser on Thursday blasted the U.S. talks with the Taliban, saying the Trump administration has alienated the Afghan government, legitimized the militant network and is crafting a deal that will never lead to peace.
March 14

National popular vote bill gets final approval in Delaware

Lawmakers have given final approval for Delaware to give its Electoral College presidential votes to whoever wins the national popular vote, not Delaware's vote.
March 14

Missouri considers trimming impeachment after Greitens' case

The Missouri Senate is backing an effort that could make it harder to impeach and oust top officials, less than a year after the state's governor resigned while facing potential impeachment.
March 14

Police investigating alleged assault of legislative page

Oklahoma's speaker of the House suspended its page program on Thursday after a teenage girl reported she was sexually assaulted by another page at a hotel near the Capitol where the high school participants spend the night.
March 14

Tillis changes vote, supports Trump on border emergency

Changing his vote from the public stance he took last month, North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis voted Thursday to support President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to pay for his border wall.
March 14

New Mexico bill to create state-run pot shops appears dead

A proposal that would make New Mexico the first U.S. state to set up government-operated marijuana stores appeared to be dead Thursday in the current legislative session.
March 14

N Carolina governor delays voter ID requirement until 2020

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed legislation that delays the state's new photo voter identification requirement until the 2020 elections.
March 14

Wisconsin leaders demand National Guard sex assault review

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin demanded Thursday that federal military officials review Wisconsin National Guard protocols for reporting and investigating sexual assault after Guard members alleged harassment, assault and retaliation for reporting incidents.
March 14

Minnesota Legislature backs disaster aid for barn collapses

The Minnesota Legislature has approved expanding a zero-interest disaster loan program for farmers, just in time for producers with buildings damaged by heavy snow this winter.
March 14

12 GOP senators join Dems to block Trump border declaration

Twelve Republican senators sided with Democrats Thursday and voted to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency on the southwest border. Trump has vowed to veto the Democratic measure, which the House passed last month in a bid to stymie Trump's efforts to spend billions of extra dollars on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
March 14
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In 420-0 vote, House says Mueller report should be public

The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe is concluded.
March 14

Trump sharply criticizes British leader's handling of Brexit

President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain's handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the debate was dividing the country.