ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama has declared an emergency in Georgia as a winter storm brings snow and the threat of a thick layer of ice to the state. Obama made the declaration Tuesday. It orders federal agencies to help the state and local response during the storm. Snow is falling in northern Georgia and forecasters are warning of a catastrophic ice event on Wednesday that could bring widespread power outages and leave people in their cold, dark homes for days. ...Read more
WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today released a YouTube message from Commissioner John Koskinen to the nation's taxpayers providing tips and help for the 2014 filing season. In the YouTube video, now available at IRS.gov and the IRS YouTube channel, Koskinen also discusses how the IRS and its employees will approach the 2014 tax season. “I can assure you we are all dedicated to doing whatever we can to help you file your taxes this filing season,” Koskinen said in the video, which runs just under three minutes. “We want to provide you with the assistance you ...Read more
Today, the President directed his Administration, working through the White House Rural Council, to lead a new “Made in Rural America” export and investment initiative. This initiative is charged with bringing together federal resources to help rural businesses and leaders take advantage of new investment opportunities and access new customers and markets abroad.
What do you need to map a billion stars? A billion-pixel camera certainly helps. ...Read more