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Obama confident carbon pledge has 'legal footing' despite top court halt

Feb 12, 2016

Obama confident carbon pledge has 'legal footing' despite top court halt

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Supreme Court’s decision to delay implementation of his administration’s Clean Power Plan “unusual” and expressed confidence that the White House would prevail. “We’re very confident that we’re on strong legal footing here,” he told a group ...

Oregon occupier holdouts surrender; ringleader changed

Feb 12, 2016

Oregon occupier holdouts surrender; ringleader changed

Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national nature preserve surrendered Thursday, and a leader in their movement who organized a 2014 standoff with authorities was criminally charged in federal court. The holdouts were the last remnants of ...

NATO sends three warships to Aegean to go after refugee-smuggling

Feb 12, 2016

NATO sends three warships to Aegean to go after refugee-smuggling

In a dramatic response to Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece. “This is about helping ...

Feb 11, 2016

Dozens dead in Mexico prison riot: reports

At least 30 people died in a pre-dawn prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Thursday, as smoke billowed from the building, local media reported. Riot police and ambulances were deployed at the Topo Chico prison while angry families of inmates ...