Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

WASHINGTON — Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. 900 more words

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Driver charged in S Carolina crash that killed 4 siblings

TAYLORS, S.C. — Police have initially charged a man with driving under the influence after his van ran off a road and killed all four children inside. 95 more words

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EU slaps sanctions on breakaway Ukraine officials

BRUSSELS — The European Union is slapping sanctions on nine more people over “illegal” elections in eastern Ukraine last month, while it weighs how to help Kyiv in its Black Sea standoff with Russia. 96 more words

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Romania hospital reports 39 babies diagnosed with superbug

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian authorities say the number of babies diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug at a maternity hospital in the capital has risen to 39. 106 more words

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Cyprus sees surge in migrants crossing from breakaway north

NICOSIA, Cyprus — On the final leg of his journey from Iraq to Europe, Hawye Rasool Saleh paid 400 euros ($457) borrowed from his best friend to a smuggler who would help him across the cease-fire line of ethnically split Cyprus. 756 more words

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Wintry storm ices roads across much of US Southeast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A lingering storm kept dumping immobilizing snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. 560 more words

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Greek court rejects early release request by terror convict

ATHENS, Greece — A Greek court on Monday rejected a request for early prison release by an extremist convicted of terrorism for killings by the defunct November 17 group. 119 more words

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