Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 12:11pm
Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, sending them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the fiscal year that began back in July.
Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 12:10pm
The federal government is relying on archaic, leaky and broken computers systems to protect reams of critical data from cyberattacks, President Barack Obama warned Tuesday as he announced a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity.
Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 12:01pm
A Houston-area woman accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for her five children and home without pay for two years and physically abusing the nanny has been granted a bond by a federal magistrate judge.
David Eggert, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 11:20am
Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the drinking water source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.
The Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate has passed legislation that would establish future state aid for K-12 schools, though the funding remains unclear as lawmakers debate more immediate education costs.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 11:50am
The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, as the Islamic State threat in that region continues to grow.
Meg Kinnard, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 11:41am
South Carolina has again sued the federal government over an unfinished project to convert nuclear weapons components into reactor fuel, saying in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the administration has acted unconstitutionally in failing to complete the mixed-oxide facility by a Jan. 1 deadline.
Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 11:41am
The country's largest electric company is being fined $6.6 million for environmental pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina environmental regulators said Tuesday.
Martinsburg City Council members are expected to cast the final vote on an amendment to the city's zoning ordinance that would define public buildings in a way that would prevent the Berkley County Council from opening a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in the city.
Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 10:51am
Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities are asking for an additional $372 million in the budget year beginning July 1, even as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson says lagging state revenue makes large increases more unlikely than ever.