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  • Birmingham abortion clinic agrees to close doors (Alabama)

    04/07/2012 6:16:05 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | April 7, 2012 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Birmingham abortion clinic has agreed to relinquish its license by May 18 after an Alabama Department of Public Health investigation found violations of state rules. State health officials said Friday the New Woman All Women Health Care Clinic in Birmingham voluntarily agreed to close. The clinic was found in a more than 70-page report to have violated numerous rules, including making errors in delivering medication to patients and failing to ensure that staff was properly trained to provide safe patient care.
  • Frank McCourt agrees to sell Dodgers

    11/01/2011 10:21:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/1/11 | Steve Dilbeck
    Frank McCourt agreed Tuesday to sell the Dodgers, abruptly surrendering the team after fighting to retain it over two years and in two courts. McCourt and Major League Baseball have agreed to seek approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for an auction of the Dodgers. The sale is expected to include the team, Dodger Stadium and the surrounding parking lots, a package bought by McCourt for $421 million in 2004 and likely to sell for two to three times as much now. The league hopes a new Dodgers owner can be in place by opening day. The new owner would...
  • Fatah Agrees With Hamas: Palestinian State Will Be At War With Israel

    05/17/2011 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Commentary Mag. ^ | 5/17/11 | Noah Pollak
    If anyone doubted whether there was real substance to the Hamas-Fatah “unity government,” Mahmoud Abbas’s New York Times op-ed provides the proverbial teachable moment. Don’t be distracted by Abbas’s fable of expulsion from Safed or his lies about the history of the conflict. The key passage is this one: Palestine’s admission to the United Nations would pave the way for the internationalization of the conflict as a legal matter, not only a political one. It would also pave the way for us to pursue claims against Israel at the United Nations, human rights treaty bodies and the International Court of...
  • Mayor Villaraigosa agrees to pay $42,000 ethics fine for accepting free tickets ..

    04/01/2011 8:14:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/1/11 | David Zahniser
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has agreed to pay nearly $42,000 in fines to resolve state and city investigations into his practice of accepting tickets to sports events, concerts and pricey entertainment activities without reporting them as gifts, officials said Friday. In a pact drafted by officials with the state Fair Political Practices Commission and the city Ethics Commission, Villaraigosa admitted that he failed to report free tickets to 34 events during his first five years in office, including Los Angeles Lakers games and concerts at such venues as Gibson Amphitheater. Villaraigosa faced a maximum fine of more than $167,000...
  • In major reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council

    02/16/2011 4:44:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Turtle Bay ^ | 2/16/11 | Colum Lynch
    The U.S. informed Arab governments Friday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal. But the Palestinian's rejected the American offer following a meeting late Wednesdy of Arab representativs and said it is planning to press for a vote on its resolution Friday, according officials familar with the issue. The decision to reject the American offer raised the prospects that the Obama adminstration may cast...
  • Judge agrees to grant asylum to ex-Israeli spy

    06/30/2010 11:53:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    mercury news ^ | 6/30/10 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO—The son of a Hamas founder who became a Christian and an Israeli spy will be granted U.S. asylum after he passes a routine background check, an immigration judge ruled Wednesday. Mosab Hassan Yousef got the news during a 15-minute deportation hearing after a U.S. Department of Homeland Security attorney said the government was dropping its objections. The agency denied Yousef's asylum request in February 2009, arguing that he had been involved in terrorism and was a threat to the United States.
  • Princeton agrees to community identification cards for illegal immigrants

    05/17/2010 11:19:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 464+ views
    nj.com ^ | 5/17/10 | The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
    PRINCETON -- The borough and the township have agreed to have a May 22 start for advocates for immigrants to issue community identification cards, according to a report in The New York Times. The report said at least six city governments across the the U.S. endorse or issue photo identification cards to residents who are illegal immigrants. Similar programs are operating in Trenton and Asbury Park.
  • House agrees to $1.9 trillion more debt (up to 14.3 Trillion ceiling)

    02/04/2010 2:47:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,245+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/10 | Andrew Taylor - ap
    WASHINGTON – The House on Thursday voted to allow the government to go $1.9 trillion deeper in debt — an increase of about $6,000 more for every U.S. resident that provided a vivid election-year reminder of the nation's perilous financial condition. The huge debt increase, approved 217-212, is only enough to keep the government afloat for about another year as it borrows more than 40 cents of every dollar it spends on programs like defense, health care, feeding the poor and protecting the environment. The budget tops $3.7 trillion this year and the deficit's approaching $1.6 trillion under the budget...
  • It may be a first: Jackson-Lee agrees with Palin

    11/19/2009 7:13:46 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 45 replies · 2,302+ views
    thehill.com ^ | 11/18/09 09:57 PM ET | Mike Soraghan
    It's not every day that Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, a liberal Democrat from Texas, says "I agree with Sarah Palin." She acknowledged the rarity in an interview with The Hill, but said she agrees that the Newsweek magazine cover with a photograph of Palin in running shorts is sexist. "I've never seen Governor Palin dressed in that kind of attire at a political event," Jackson-Lee said. "What is the necessity of highlighting that picture among the thousands that have been taken of her?"
  • G20 agrees next steps on bonuses, post-crisis blueprint

    09/05/2009 1:13:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 272+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/09 | Katherine Haddon and Guy Jackson
    LONDON (AFP) – The G20 vowed Saturday to maintain emergency measures to fight the world economic crisis, warning it was not over yet, while tensions between Europe and the United States remained over bankers' bonuses. After a meeting in London preparing for a leaders' summit later this month, finance ministers said they agreed fresh measures to keep the world economy on the right track, a year after it teetered on the brink of collapse. But they warned there was no room for complacency. "We remain cautious about the outlook for growth and jobs," the ministers said in a communique. "We...
  • Madoff agrees to give up property, art, tickets

    03/03/2009 4:24:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 461+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/3/09 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK – Bernard Madoff has agreed to give up the rights to his disgraced investment business and his company's prized artwork and entertainment tickets as he faces another appearance in a federal courtroom Wednesday. Prosecutors requested the hearing Tuesday so Madoff can appear in court with his lawyer, Ira Sorkin, because they believe the attorney may have conflicts of interest in the case. Sorkin also represents Madoff's wife and several others in relation to the Madoff case. The attorney said there is no conflict of interest and the issue can be completely resolved if Madoff tells the judge Wednesday...
  • US agrees to limited Iraqi jurisdiction

    10/15/2008 12:33:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 806+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/08 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra - ap
    BAGHDAD – American troops could face trial before Iraqi courts for major crimes committed off base and when not on missions, under a draft security pact hammered out in months of tortuous negotiations, Iraqi officials familiar with the accord said Wednesday. The draft also calls for U.S. troops to leave Iraqi cities by the end of June and withdraw from the country entirely by Dec. 31, 2011, unless the Baghdad government asks some of them to stay for training or security support, the officials said. It would also give the Iraqis a greater role in U.S. military operations and full...
  • President Morales agrees to Bolivian recall vote

    05/08/2008 9:09:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 218+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/08 | AP
    LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales agreed Thursday to stand for election in a nationwide recall vote, gambling that Bolivians will re-elect him after just two years in office. "If we politicians can't agree, it's best that the population decide our destiny," Morales said in a nationally televised address. Congress on Thursday passed a bill ordering the recall be held within 90 days. Morales said he will sign the measure. The bill would require Morales and Bolivia's nine state governors to win both more votes and a greater percentage of support than they did on a 2005 ballot. If...
  • Obama's Church: Cauldron of Division [2007 Obama "nodded in agreement" with "US of White America"]

    03/15/2008 7:50:40 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 111 replies · 3,714+ views
    ...Wright's strong sentiments were echoed in the Sunday morning service attended by NewsMax. Wright laced into America's establishment, blaming the "white arrogance" of America's Caucasian majority for the woes of the world, especially the oppression suffered by blacks. To underscore the point he refers to the country as the "United States of White America." Many in the congregation, including Obama, nodded in apparent agreement as these statements were made...
  • Villaraigosa agrees to fine in campaign probe

    08/03/2007 11:13:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 325+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/3/07 | Duke Helfand
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa agreed Thursday to pay a $5,200 fine for violating multiple campaign finance laws stemming from his 2003 race for the City Council. --snip-- In all, Villaraigosa violated 30 aspects of city campaign finance laws, according to a proposed agreement that he signed Thursday. --snip-- Villaraigosa's campaign lawyer, Stephen Kaufman, downplayed the significance of the violations, calling them common mistakes that other campaigns have made. "These are administrative errors, but nonetheless they should not have happened," Kaufman said. "The mayor has taken steps to make sure this does not happen again." --snip-- Villaraigosa could have faced...
  • MySpace agrees to share sex offender data with states

    05/21/2007 10:48:19 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 691+ views
    NWCN ^ | 5-21-2007 | Staff Writer
    RALEIGH, N.C. - MySpace.com will provide a number of state attorneys general with data on registered sex offenders who use the popular social networking web site, the company said Monday. Attorneys general from eight states demanded last week that the company provide data on how many registered sex offenders are using the site and where they live. MySpace initially refused, citing federal privacy laws. MySpace obtained the data from Sentinel Tech Holding Corp., which the company partnered with in December to build a database with information on sex offenders.
  • Abbas agrees to share power with Hamas

    09/11/2006 3:49:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 312+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/06 | Diaa Hadid - AP
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas struck a deal Monday to share power with the militant Islamic Hamas, an accord that could restore international aid and could lead to contacts with Israel. The breakthrough compromise falls short of international demands that Hamas fully renounce violence, but Israeli officials still voiced cautious support for the accord. Hamas, which is committed to Israel's destruction, swept to victory in January legislative elections, defeating Fatah, and formed a government by itself. The West and Israel reacted by cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, accusing Hamas of being a...
  • AFL-CIO agrees to work with immigrant day laborers network

    08/09/2006 12:22:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 413+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/9/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    LOS ANGELES The nation's largest federation of unions agreed Wednesday to work with a network of immigrant day laborers to improve wages and working conditions for those who solicit work from street corners across America. The agreement between the AFL-CIO and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, formally adopted in Chicago, is a sign of day laborers' growing role in the U.S. economy. Experts also said it reflects the need for unions to expand to regain clout. The agreement does not clear the way for day laborers to become union members, but both sides said it could be a step...
  • CA: Senate committee agrees to add sexual orientation to curriculum (goes on to the full Senate)

    05/03/2006 8:49:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 586+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/3/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require California's textbooks to include the contributions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people to the state and nation's history. The bill outraged some religious and conservative family groups, which said it would indoctrinate students in what they view as an unacceptable lifestyle. The Senate Education Committee passed the bill by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, 8-3, along party lines. It now goes to the full Senate. "Our community is invisible in all of the teaching material, so that our students are never, ever given any information about the fact...
  • Director Tamahori Agrees to Plea Deal(moonlights as transvestite prostitute)

    02/24/2006 11:50:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 561+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 2 24 06 | SOLVEJ SCHOU
    LOS ANGELES - Film director Lee Tamahori pleaded no contest to criminal trespass in return for two prostitution charges against him being dropped, authorities said Thursday. The plea deal stemmed from Tamahori's Jan. 8 arrest for allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer in Hollywood and offering to perform a sex act for money. The two dropped charges, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan, were misdemeanor counts of solicitation and loitering with the intent to commit prostitution. Tamahori, who was not present at the hearing in Superior Court, was placed on three years probation, ordered to attend an AIDS education course...
  • Senate agrees to give regulators power on liquefied natural gas facilities (FERC to have final say)

    06/22/2005 9:43:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 383+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/22/05 | H. Josef Hebert - AP
    WASHINGTON - The Senate agreed Wednesday to give federal regulators clear authority to override state objections to the siting of liquefied natural gas import facilities, rejecting a proposal that would have allowed governors to block a project because of public health or the environmental concerns. Supporters for increased federal authority over LNG import facilities argued that the country will require huge increases of natural gas imports in coming years and that state-imposed roadblocks could hamstring needed import projects. They argued states will continue to have a say in siting decisions because of various local and state requirements for local permits....
  • CA: Matsui agrees to meet foes in two 5th District debates (Feb 26th, special election Mar. 8th)

    02/15/2005 9:12:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/15/05 | Kevin Yamamura
    After wavering over whether to debate, congressional candidate Doris Matsui agreed Monday to appear at two forums with her opponents in the special election to replace her husband, the late Rep. Robert Matsui. Both debates will occur Feb. 26, 10 days before the March 8 special election in the 5th Congressional District. Matsui, the Democratic front-runner, faced criticism when her campaign said earlier this month that a 12-way debate would be "impractical." Last week, Matsui reversed course and said she was open to a debate as long as it focused on the issues rather than "name calling." "I'm glad she...
  • CA: Shelley agrees to testify before committee investigating his use of funds (ShmelleyGate)

    01/13/2005 1:01:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 277+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/13/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Embattled Secretary of State Kevin Shelley agreed Thursday to testify Feb. 3 before the legislative committee investigating his use of federal election funds, his aides said. Shelley made the commitment Thursday morning, meeting a 10 a.m. deadline to confirm his appearance before the Joint Legislative Audit Committee's hearing next month. The committee's chair, Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, D-Hanford, said she would seek a subpoena to compel his testimony if he did not agree to come. Shelley made the commitment in a letter and telephone call to Parra, said his spokeswoman, Caren Daniels-Meade. "He looks forward to participating," she...
  • CA: Anaheim mosque leader agrees to leave United States

    12/28/2004 5:34:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 820+ views
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County mosque leader from Egypt who authorities said had given speeches that could be considered supportive of terrorist organizations agreed Tuesday to leave the United States voluntarily, giving up his fight to remain in the country. As part of the agreement with government attorneys, Wagdy Ghoneim avoids deportation in exchange for admitting he was in the United States in violation of his immigration status, said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement. He must leave the United States by Jan. 7. By agreeing to voluntary removal, Ghoneim, the imam at the Islamic...
  • U.S. agrees to Nazi "gold train" settlement (tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust survivors)

    12/20/2004 2:37:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 779+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/21/04 | Michael Christie
    U.S. agrees to Nazi "gold train" settlement By Michael Christie Tuesday December 21, 2:30 AM MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. government has agreed to settle a lawsuit with tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust survivors over a trainload of gold, jewelry and other property seized by the U.S. Army at the end of World War Two, lawyers said on Monday. The agreement over 24 boxcars filled with $50 million to $200 million worth of art and household goods stolen by the Nazis and then confiscated by the United States still has to be worked out in detail, a lawyer for...
  • US Agrees Black Watch Rules

    10/21/2004 6:17:01 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 667+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-22-2004 | Michael Smith/George Jones
    US agrees Black Watch rules By Michael Smith and George Jones (Filed: 22/10/2004) Soldiers of the Black Watch were preparing last night to take over trouble spots in the US-controlled sector of Iraq after the Americans agreed that British commanders would have total control over tactics. Geoff Hoon, the Defence Secretary, ended days of uncertainty about a US request for British reinforcements by announcing that an 850-strong armoured battle group led by the Black Watch would be deployed outside the British sector. Soldiers of the Black Watch prepare for redeployment It will relieve US troops who are preparing to mount...
  • Security Council agrees to extend U.N. mission in Iraq

    08/11/2004 8:13:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 282+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/11/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - With a new U.N. envoy expected in Baghdad shortly, Security Council members reached agreement Wednesday on the text of a resolution that will extend the U.N. mission in Iraq for a year. The brief draft resolution reaffirms "that the United Nations should play a leading role in assisting the Iraqi people and government in the formation of institutions for representative government." But Secretary-General Kofi Annan made clear to the council in a report Friday that the United Nations will remain "a high-value" target for attacks in Iraq for the foreseeable future, which will severely limit the...
  • Reports: N. Korea Agrees to Open Border (so humanitarian aid can be brought in)

    04/30/2004 11:58:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 199+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/30/04 | Jae-Suk Yoo - AP
    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea (news - web sites) reportedly agreed Friday to open its heavily armed border for relief goods from the South, countering criticism it would rather remain isolated than accept aid for victims of a deadly train explosion. North Korea's Red Cross sent a telephone message to its South Korean counterpart Friday, saying it would allow South relief trucks to travel to the town of Kaesong just across the countries' border, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Other local media carried similar reports. Red Cross and government officials were not available for comment. In its message,...
  • Bustamante agrees to largest ever campaign violation fine

    04/13/2004 7:29:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 223+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/13/04 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante paid a record $263,000 fine for violating state limits on accepting campaign donations, California's Fair Political Practices Commission said today. The state's political watchdog agency charged in a civil lawsuit filed in January that Bustamante and his supporters improperly moved $3.8 million between campaign committees during the recall election in an effort to skirt contribution limits. Although FPPC officials have said Bustamante faced fines of as much as $9 million, the $263,000 settlement is still the largest ever paid by a candidate.
  • Aristide Agrees To Haiti Peace Plan

    02/21/2004 4:12:38 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 139+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-21-2004 | Mark Stevenson
    Aristide Agrees to Haiti Peace Plan Saturday February 21, 2004 11:46 PM By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - President Jean-Bertrand Aristide agreed Saturday to a U.S.-backed peace plan calling for shared power with political opponents, a new prime minister and fresh legislative elections. But Aristide, who gets to remain president, appeared to lay down a condition. He declared he would ``not go ahead with any terrorists,'' referring to rebels who have led a bloody two-week-old uprising that has killed more than 60 people and chased police from dozens of towns. The president's consent came hours after...
  • "Stunning Reversal:" Ford Foundation Agrees to Stop Funding Anti-Israeli and Anti-Semitic Groups

    11/22/2003 7:48:26 PM PST · by forty_years · 18 replies · 739+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 21, 2003 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    "Stunning Reversal:" Ford Foundation Agrees to StopFunding Anti-Israeli and Anti-Semitic Groups By Andrew L. Jaffee, November 21, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Because of pressure by a coalition of U.S. Jewsish groups and members of Congress, the Ford Foundation has agreed to stop funding anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic groups. The Foundation's activities contradicted its self-stated principles to "reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement". The organization at first denied charges it funded anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic groups. But Ford changed its tune after the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) published a series of articles exposing the Foundation's activities,...