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February 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Russia announced an agreement with a group of former Soviet republics to form a military rapid-reaction force. President Dmitry Medvedev said the force, to which Russia would contribute an elite division and a brigade, should be able "to rebuff military aggression," fight terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime, and respond to disasters. He said it "must be no weaker than similar forces" of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The other nations involved in the Collective Security Treaty Organization are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
August 13, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - In his first response to the recall movement aimed at ousting him from office, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said in a statement that "now is not the time to go backwards. " Through his attorneys, Filner issued a statement late Monday to the recall committee set to begin gathering signatures Sunday to force an election. By city law, the committee must publish his statement in a local newspaper. In the statement, Filner made no mention of the accusations of sexual harassment lodged against him by 14 women, including a former staffer who has filed a lawsuit.
September 14, 2003
As a psychologist who has explored with couples whether cyber-relationships can be considered infidelities, I want to commend C.J. Bahnsen on an excellent essay ("Ghost in the Machine," Metropolis, Aug. 24). He describes, in a simple but well-nuanced story, some of the profound issues involved in these cyberspace intimacies. Everyone in Bahnsen's essay rose to the occasion: The husband who discovered his wife's emotional e-mail entanglement with the journalist, yet welcomed the man to a family meal in his home.
August 6, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before feeling like I'm back in college with a term paper due.  The Skinny: Remember pulling all-nighters in college? Well that's what I'll be doing tonight. But that's later, so for now we'll focus on the day's headlines which includes more on the CBS-Time Warner Cable fight and Sony's message to a pesky shareholder. Also Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post.  Daily Dose:  Over the next few days, analysts will no doubt start trying to put a dollar figure on the CBS-Time Warner Cable fight.
December 18, 1988
Regarding Paul Ciotti's article on the isolation of Los Angeles residents, there will be those who will say that it is typical of this area. That solves nothing. Fear and uncertainty can gnaw at one anywhere. More than 60 years ago, in New York, one heard the same thing: that to say "Hello" to someone was to be greeted with a rebuff. Why? Because he'd think you wanted something. Very large cities have similar anguishes. Perhaps they truly reflect a world Angst better than do the small towns.
November 20, 2005 | BRENDAN BUHLER
After a week of the White House rebuking critics of the Iraq war, and Congress rebuking the White House for the war, a quiet word is in order. Rebukes -- literally sharp scoldings -- are the sort of thing you hear about only in Victorian drawing rooms, Vatican seminaries and newspapers. In the last year, 543 articles about rebukes ran in the Los Angeles Times (144), the New York Times (219) and the Washington Post (180). The presidency was involved 193 times, the Senate 118 and voters 80.
December 29, 1988
We think of rebuff as a negative response, but rebuff could also mean to shine again. A story was headlined: Monterey Park Council Rebuffs Mayor on Signs. (Times, Dec. 15.) I think the people of Monterey Park will shine again in their opposition to changing the ordinance dealing with how much English should be required on business signs. The city's Design Review Board and Planning Commission both recommended no changes be made. The important sign issues should be color, size, uniformity and necessary controls to prevent signs from becoming a blurry mass of meaningless clutter.
July 17, 1985 | United Press International
Senate budget conferees balked at a new budget proposal from House bargainers today, saying it did not allocate enough money for the military next year. "There's an accord that this (House plan) won't fly," Senate Budget Committee chairman Pete V. Domenici told reporters. But Domenici said he did not know whether the Senate side would make a counteroffer. House proposal, Page 5.
April 18, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 21-year-old man was stabbed Saturday at a Burger King near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue after he declined to give money to a panhandler, police said. The panhandler stabbed the man with a steak knife, said a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. The incident occurred about 5 p.m., police said. The victim, whose name was not released, was reported in stable condition. The alleged attacker, who remains at large, frequents the area, police said.
October 9, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The board of directors of the elite California Club has sent a letter to its members calling on them not to support a group within the club that is seeking to circumvent a Los Angeles ordinance banning discriminatory membership policies toward women and minorities. In a letter to the club's 1,275 regular members and more than 300 non-resident members, the directors labeled the 41 members who have proposed evading the ordinance a "small dissenting group."
April 2, 2013 | By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel promised Tuesday to govern as an independent "business-labor" leader who will stand up to the unions backing her campaign, at the same time she accused her chief rival of demonizing the city's "working people. " Greuel's remarks came in a UCLA speech delivered shortly after Kevin James, a Republican who finished third in the mayoral primary, endorsed her opponent, Eric Garcetti. James said he decided to back the Hollywood-area councilman because of his "willingness to go toe-to-toe" with city employee unions, and James' concerns about "the way labor has lined up" behind Greuel's effort.
November 5, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Call it the Carl Icahn pill. Netflix on Monday said it has adopted a stockholder rights plan to block a hostile takeover by the activist investor, who last week acquired a 10% stake in Netflix, the online entertainment company that has more than 30 million subscribers around the world. The company said the move was "intended to protect Netflix and its stockholders from efforts to obtain control of Netflix that the board of directors determines are not in the best interests of Netflix and its stockholders.
September 10, 2012 | By Paul Richter and Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is rebuffing Israeli pressure to sharpen its threats to Iran over its disputed nuclear development program. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for the United States to declare "red lines" over Tehran's nuclear program, warning that otherwise, Iranian officials wouldn't take seriously Washington's implied threat of military action. "The sooner we establish one, the greater the chances that there won't be a need for other types of action," he told Canada's CBC News.
August 27, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
TAMPA, Fla. -- You might think this would be a discouraging time to be a gay Republican.  Social conservatives steered the party's platform committee to adopt deeply conservative positions, not only keeping the door shut on same-sex marriage but refusing to consider support for civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. On the stump, Republican candidates fire up crowds with promises to protect the institution of marriage by keeping it exclusively heterosexual. So why do gay Republicans insist that things are going their way?
August 25, 2012 | By Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times
In the latest salvo in a political battle over Los Angeles' lucrative commercial trash collection business, City Hall's top budget guru Friday urged lawmakers to reject a controversial, labor-backed plan to award exclusive hauling privileges in a series of new franchise territories. For months, union-affiliated groups have argued that the current system of private trash haulers vying to collect waste from apartments, factories, hospitals and strip malls should give way to a franchise system that would divide the 468-square-mile city into 11 zones.
July 11, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
WASHINGTON -- An effort by food and beverage makers to gut a federal program that protects domestic sugar producers from foreign competition was roundly defeated Wednesday in the House Agriculture Committee. By a vote of 36 to 10, the committee opposed an amendment to the 2012 farm bill that would have allowed more imports of foreign sugar, making it less expensive for food and beverage companies to buy the ingredient.  A similar amendment was narrowly defeated in the Senate when that chamber passed its farm bill last month.
February 2, 1999 | BILL SHAIKIN
Fernando Valenzuela has declined the Dodgers' offer to join the team in spring training and try to win a job as a relief pitcher, his agent said Monday. "We appreciate the invitation, but we're not going to accept it," agent Tony DeMarco said. "We're going to sit out for a while. We're not seeking out anybody." DeMarco declined to say whether Valenzuela still hoped to pursue a return to the major leagues.
June 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
China dismissed U.S. charges that it had diverted purchases of U.S.-made supercomputers for military use, saying they were used for scientific research. Washington said this week that it was reviewing the sales and investigating possible Chinese diversions of U.S.-made supercomputers. The New York Times reported that the U.S. Commerce Department was investigating a 1996 sale of a supercomputer to a Chinese science academy.
May 27, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
INDIANAPOLIS -- It would be convenient and sentimental to say that Dario Franchitti's third Indianapolis 500 win was a fitting result, seeing as it came with the race celebrating the late driver Dan Wheldon, who was one of Franchitti's best friends. But appropriate or not, the outcome was in doubt until the final lap Sunday, when Franchitti prevailed only after a thrilling spree of lead changes among several drivers, the likes of which the legendary race hadn't seen for more than half a century.
May 1, 2012 | By Sandra Hernandez
It seems that Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca just can't catch a break, at least not when it comes to the county's jail system. The Board of Supervisors created a civilian oversight commission to look into allegations of violence and abuse inside the lockups. Federal officials are conducting their own probe into deputy misconduct. And on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that found Baca can be sued in connection with jailhouse violence. Dion Starr is suing Baca, alleging that the sheriff showed "deliberate indifference" to complaints of violence inside the Men's Central Jail.
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