WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused the Federal Communications Commission of bowing to White House pressure on its "net neutrality" decision, which has angered the nation's cable and wireless giants. They said the agency's inspector general has opened an investigation into whether the FCC had violated any rules.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Associated Press is taking steps to bolster its news coverage while also offering more affordable rates, the AP's president and CEO told a group of news executives on Tuesday.
The world's largest tunnel-boring machine, stuck for over a year underneath downtown Seattle, will be pulled above ground starting this week to be repaired, state officials said on Tuesday. Seattle Tunnel Partners, the contractor on the project, said earlier this month it hopes to have Bertha drilling again by August. The 2,000-ton tool had to be partially dismantled before it can be hoisted from its pit by a massive crane specially made to hold its girth, the Washington State Department of Transportation said in an update on Tuesday about the rescue efforts. Repairs on the machine will take place just to the side of the waterfront highway hugging downtown Seattle that the tunnel will eventually replace.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans launched a boldly conservative 10-year budget plan on Tuesday that would favor the Pentagon, partially privatize Medicare and rely on deep cuts in other social programs to help wipe out deficits at the end of a decade.