April 12, 2012 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's parliament on Thursday approved guidelines that will frame a reset of the country's relations with the United States, paving the way to end a nearly five-month disruption in ties that began when errant U.S. airstrikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers along the Afghan border. The guidelines called for halting U.S. drone strikes on Pakistani territory but put no mechanism in place to enforce such a ban. Most Pakistanis see the air campaign as a blatant breach of their country's sovereignty.
October 31, 2008 |
The Vatican issued new psychological screening guidelines for seminarians in an effort to be more selective after a series of priest sex abuse scandals. The Roman Catholic Church said it wanted to help weed out priesthood candidates with "psychopathic disturbances." The guidelines said problems like "confused or not yet well-defined" sexual identities need to be addressed. The Vatican also directed the evaluators to look for "evidence of homosexuality" in the schools. The Vatican considers homosexual activity sinful.
October 6, 2011 |
Marketing unhealthful foods and beverages to children is off the charts, say some food and health advocacy groups, and they called on the Obama administration Thursday to support voluntary guidelines on how companies advertise to kids and how they formulate their products. To hammer their point home, a video titled "We're Not Buying It" was unveiled at a press conference Thursday that featured representatives from the Center for Science in the Public Interest , the Prevention Institute , Public Health Law & Policy , Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity , the Center for Digital Democracy and the Berkeley Media Studies Group . The video, which the panelists hope will go viral, highlights the tremendous and sometimes insidious marketing efforts directed to children, often at a pace parents can't control.
May 23, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama said Thursday he was troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may "chill" investigative journalism and said he had asked Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to review Justice Department guidelines for going after reporters or their records. "Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law," Obama said, referring to those who leak secret information. The statement seemed to mark a departure for the president, who has been particularly determined to investigate those in his administration who leak national security information to reporters.
February 20, 2013 |
The commissioner's office has provided the Oakland Athletics with tentative guidelines for a potential move to San Jose, according to three people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it. The existence of the guidelines does not necessarily mean the A's will move to San Jose soon, or at all. However, if the A's can satisfy the concerns of the league office, Commissioner Bud Selig could let club owners decide whether to approve the...
March 23, 1989 |
There's been plenty of discussion about whether you can--or cannot--microwave souffles successfully. We say you can, and we've got the recipe to prove it. Microwave souffles may not rise as high as those made the old time way, but they will puff about three-fourths of an inch above the rim of the souffle dish and won't collapse the instant they come from the oven. Microwaved souffles don't brown, it's true.
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May 27, 2011 |
I know a guy who's an actor on a cable TV show. Our kids attend the same school and sometimes our paths cross at track meets and other events. He can slip by unbothered in public for a long while — until someone steps forward and violates an unwritten code of L.A. life by shouting out the name of the character he plays. Suddenly a kind of feeding frenzy begins. The poor man is surrounded by autograph seekers, and cameras are pointed in his direction. Seeing this, I shake my head and think: A real Angeleno would never do that.
August 1, 2011 |
In a move hailed by planned-parenting groups and opposed by some religious organizations, health insurance companies will be required to provide women free birth control, in keeping with new Obama administration guidelines. The rules, called "historic" by the Department of Health and Human Services, also say that insurance companies must provide women with other preventive services free of charge. Monday's new quidelines follow the recent advice from an independent panel of doctors and health experts at the Institute of Medicine, which recommended last month that all approved contraception methods -- including the "morning-after pill" -- be provided without requiring co-pays.
March 25, 2011 |
Many of Mexico's top media companies agreed Thursday on first-ever guidelines for covering a drug war that has drastically increased risks for journalists. The 10-point accord, covering more than 700 outlets across the country, calls on news-gathering organizations to find ways to protect their journalists and avoid glorifying crime bosses. The guidelines also urge news organizations to unite against threats to journalists, such as by jointly publishing stories. Under the agreement, the companies should draw up standards for showing violent images, such as decapitated bodies, and provide more context when reporting on drug violence.
June 25, 1987
The New Jersey Supreme Court broadly expanded the right-to-die guidelines it first laid down in the Karen Quinlan case, ruling that the wishes of a comatose or terminally ill person to refuse artificial life-support must be respected.