Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to fighting growing threats from Islamic State militants.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writers MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press Writers

US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a new report by U.S. Army engineers.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press BRAM JANSSEN, Associated Press

Md. legislature overrides veto on felon voting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill with the help of a lawmaker who was allowed to vote twice: once as a member of the House and again as a senator.

  • Written by BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press

Flint counsel says manslaughter charge harshest possible

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — 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.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circling the two and recording the fight on their phones.

  • Written by ASHLEY LISENBY, Associated Press