Ferguson asks for changes to reform deal, drawing criticism

Mike Brown Sr., center, listens to part of the public comment portion of the Ferguson city council meeting in Ferguson on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, where the consent decree with the United States Department of Justice was being talked about. The Ferguson city council voted to approve a modified version of the consent decree. This picture was shot as a panorama on an iPhone. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council has asked the U.S. Department of Justice for seven changes to a deal to reform the city's courts and policing systems, a move that drew swift criticism from both the department and many residents.

Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2010, file photo, shows Xcel Energy’s Sherco Power Plant is shown in Becker, Minn. A divided Supreme Court agreed Feb. 9, 2016, to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab." (Jason Wachter/St. Cloud Times via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put aside his signature plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.

S. Korea to suspend operations at joint Kaesong industrial park in N. Korea

A barricade is set on the road leading to North Korea's Kaesong joint industrial complex at a South Korean military checkpointSouth Korea said Wednesday it would suspend operations at the Kaesong joint industrial complex in North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its latest rocket launch and nuclear test.

Chad president says will reintroduce constitutional term limits

Chad president Idriss Deby smiles after arriving at Khartoum Airport on an official visitN'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby, in power for more than a quarter of a century, said on Tuesday he would reintroduce constitutional term limits if he won a fifth term in an election slated for April. A referendum in 2005 scrapped constitutional term limits before Deby won a disputed election the following year. "The principles of presidential term limits in the constitution must be reintroduced," Deby told a convention of his ruling party, for which he is the presidential candidate.

Four dead in Myanmar military plane crash

Myanmar army officials inspect the wreckage of a military passenger plane that crashed in a field near the airport in the capital of Naypyidaw on February 10, 2016Four Myanmar military personnel were killed and one was seriously injured after a small air force propeller plane crashed shortly after take off in the capital Naypyidaw on Wednesday, officials said. Myanmar's Ministry of Information said a deputy corporal was the only person to have survived out of the crew of five. "(He) was sent to military hospital and the aircraft fire was extinguished by three fire trucks, according to initial reports," it said in a statement on its official Facebook page.

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