Mary Clare Jalonick, Zeke Miller and Chad Day, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 20th - 4:42pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and said he should be allowed to "finish his job," the Senate leader's first response to President Donald Trump's recent outburst of criticism of Mueller and his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Emily Wagster Pettus and Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 20th - 4:32pm
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to fill an upcoming vacancy in the U.S. Senate, and three state Republican sources told The Associated Press that he will choose the state agriculture commissioner who helped advise Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016.
A Kentucky jury has recommended a 20-year sentence for an Indiana dialysis nurse convicted of assaulting a man and two children but found him not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of the children's 6-year-old brother.
Lisa Mascaro and Robert Burns, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 20th - 4:14pm
The Senate rejected Tuesday a resolution that would prohibit U.S. troops from helping a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. Still, the unusual vote — coming as Saudi Arabia's crown prince was in Washington — amplified the continued unease in Congress with military endeavors abroad.
Amy Forliti, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 20th - 4:12pm
A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter.
Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 20th - 4:08pm
Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded on a conveyor belt in the middle of the night and caused minor injuries to a worker.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Christina A. Cassidy and Chad Day, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 20th - 4:04pm
Government efforts to protect state and local elections from Russian cyberattacks in 2016 didn't go far enough, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Tuesday as the panel released recommendations to safeguard against foreign meddling in the 2018 primary season that's already underway.
Mark Scolforo, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 20th - 3:55pm
Twelve Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania have signed on to resolutions introduced Tuesday that seek to impeach four Democratic justices on the state Supreme Court over rulings in a congressional redistricting case.
Eight alleged members or associates of a white supremacist prison gang called the Aryan Circle have been indicted in Louisiana on federal charges in the 2016 killing of a fellow alleged member of the gang.