The Obama administration's 2014 budget proposes $105 million to jumpstart the mission, which may cost more than $2.6 billion.
Google is hoping to connect a billion or so people in emerging countries to the Internet.
Yahoo submitted a formal proposal to buy Hulu, joining a growing list of bidders for the video service.
Soon it will take only the click of a mouse to explore some of the Galapagos Islands' most remote areas and surrounding waters.
Europe's largest homegrown social network site was barred from distributing content inside Russia.