Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 7:21am
President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to move on from his presidency.
State officials are seeking public comment on a proposed gold mining project just north of Yellowstone National Park. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that the Montana officials are accepting public input on an application from Crevice Mining Group. The company based out of Spokane, Washington says the exploration project would cost about $1.1 million and disturb 7 acres of surface.
Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle — and that is forcing the European Union to consider creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen.
Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 6:50am
The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 5:50am
Eight U.S. states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.
Jill Lawless, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 5:30am
British government plans to strengthen spies' powers to snoop on the Internet are muddled and don't do enough to protect privacy, lawmakers responsible for scrutinizing the country's intelligence agencies said Tuesday.
Tens of thousands of commuters in the Spanish city of Barcelona suffered travel chaos Tuesday as smoke from a fire filled railway tunnels and forced authorities to suspend train service for several hours.