Corps includes diversion among 2016 construction projects

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Construction on a Red River diversion channel around the flood-prone Fargo area can begin this year, as long as all the regulatory reviews and permits are granted, the U.S. Army Corps of...

Deal says Obama's $42.7M Savannah harbor request falls short

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Obama administration requested $42.7 million on Tuesday to fund a second year of work to deepen Savannah's busy shipping channel, though Georgia officials said the amount falls far short of...

Police arrest man at Minot AFB on child pornography charges

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A 21-year-old Minot man accused of possessing child pornography has been arrested.

The Minot Police Department says the man was arrested Tuesday on one count of promoting an obscene sexual...

A look at Obama's final budget proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:

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The Latest: FBI chief says encryption blocks investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):

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FBI Director James Comey says one of the phones used by the killers in...

Obama seeks cybersecurity boost to replace 'ancient' tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government's archaic computer systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized...

Funding included for C-17 squadron at 911th Airlift Wing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The budget sent by President Obama to Congress on Tuesday includes $85 million to establish a squadron of C-17 carbon planes at a western Pennsylvania Air Force base.

Local officials hailed...

Vietnam vet sues VA trying to get benefits living in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Otto Macias was 19 when he left Cuba in the throes of a socialist revolution, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to fight communists as a machine-gunner in Vietnam.

He returned from battle in...