National News Briefs From The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will propose his 2013 budget to Congress today. Obama’s plan calls for increases in transportation, education and other areas, but shoots for a $4 trillion deficit reduction over the next decade.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coroner’s officials say they won’t release information on an autopsy performed on Whitney Houston at the request of police detectives investigating her death. But police may make public more details later today. The 48-year-old Houston was found dead Saturday in a bathtub in her Beverly Hills hotel room.
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — Volunteers have been sifting through tons of paper at a recycling center in Washington state, after police received a tip that Josh Powell may have dumped papers there just days before killing his two children and himself. Powell had been a person of interest in his wife Susan’s Dec. 2009 disappearance, and investigators are still looking for evidence.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The World Health Organization warns that the battle against leprosy is far from over. It says 5,000 new cases are reported each year in the Western Pacific, where the disease was declared eliminated in 1991.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adele walked away with six Grammys at Sunday night’s awards in Los Angeles, including Record of the Year, Pop Solo Performance and Pop Vocal Album. The Foo Fighters won for Rock Album, Chris Brown got R&B Album.