...it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Definitions. For purposes of this order: (a) “Privatization” means the disposition or transfer of an infrastructure asset, such as by sale or by long-term lease, from a State or local government to a pr
Former Sen. Bob Dole was hired last year by a United Arab Emirates company to facilitate its takeover of shipping operations at six American ports.
2 Republican governors are threatening legal action to block an Arab company from taking over operations in major US ports and some GOP lawmakers say the deal should be closely examined. NY Gov. Pataki and Maryland Gov. Ehrlich
"People just can't put their lives on hold for four weeks while trying to find out if they have a fracture," said Gerber, an orthopedic surgical doctor who has offices in Lowell, Westford and Nashua. "It's just not fair."
The Bush administration is defending approval of a $6.8 billion sale that gives a company in the United Arab Emirates control over operations at six major American ports. "We wouldn't turn the border patrol or the customs service over to a f
New York city's ports, considered a major target of terrorists, are about to be taken over by a firm based in the United Arab Emirates, a country with financial links to the Sept. 11 hijackers. Dubai Ports World is set to complete a $6.8 billion
We were warned: Liberalisation of drink laws would fuel disorder The sober truth: Serious violent crime has fallen 21% - and is down by twice that in some towns - while there are 14% fewer woundings
Under the Bush administration, there's been a disgraceful and illegal decision — we're not going to the let the judges or the Congress or anyone else know that we're spying on the American people," Carter told reporters. "And no
We are only here to help you ... God help us. Are you ready kids?
It seems that, in Arizona, if a person dies a wrongful death, no one is held accountable if there is no surviving spouse, children, or parents to pursue a lawsuit.
Dial P for porn? It may never be quite that easy. But cell-phone pornography is a fast-growing business that analysts expect will generate about $2 billion in global revenue by 2009.
Thousands of abortion opponents shouldering signs with slogans such as "Peace Begins in the Womb" marched in protest of the 33-year-old Roe v. Wade decision, while abortion rights supporters along the march route waved clothes hangers and
It was in his 1961 farewell address to the American people that Eisenhower coined the phrase "military-industrial complex," an unholy alliance between the Pentagon and its contractors that he saw gaining "unwarranted influence" o
The US Supreme Court said that a lower court should not have struck down a state law requiring parental notice before a minor's abortion because only part of it raised constitutional problems.
According to New Orleans' Times-Picayune, the residents — enraged by the plan's call to allow the city to seize properties under eminent domain statutes in order to buy out homeowners in areas that are not likely to return — sent a simple mes
Two New Hampshire state representatives faced off during House committee hearings on a bill that would lower the drinking age for people in the military.
A state representative who pleaded guilty to impaired driving has been sentenced to perform 48 hours of community service and serve a year of probation. Garfield left the scene of a auto accident and was found slumped over the steering wheel of his
A state lawmaker is warning business owners not to advertise in a newspaper that reported he is dating a woman while waiting for his divorce. "Myself and many others are going to be watching to identify and remember those that subsidize the dest
Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith has an unusual bedfellow in the Supreme Court fight over her late husband's fortune: the Bush administration. When may federal courts hear claims that involve state probate proceedings? Smith lost in Texas state
Acting on a tip, InformationWeek was able to access Web pages that include the names and Social Security numbers of people involved in Justice Department-related legal actions.
The city is ready to demolish some 2,500 houses deemed threats to public safety because of damage from Hurricane Katrina, but opponents said Saturday they will sue to stop the work to make sure homeowners' rights are respected.
The celebration of Festivus is alive and well in northwestern Pennsylvania, nearly a decade after the bizarre "holiday" garnered pop culture notoriety on "Seinfeld." Its roots actually go back several decades: a slap at the
A presidential task force said in a report that the people of Puerto Rico should decide in a series of votes whether the island should become the 51st U.S. state or an independent nation. "It's a wasted opportunity. It offers nothing to the
A restless volcano near Alaska's most populated region is being watched by scientist and officials, who warned of the risk of clouds of ash and a tsunami from a possible eruption.
"The word, conservatively, is 'epidemic,' " says Edward Looney, executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. He attributes poker's surge to its glamorization on TV shows such as Bravo's Celebrity P
Subways and buses ground to a halt Tuesday morning as transit workers walked off the job at the height of the holiday shopping and tourist season, forcing millions of riders to find new ways to get around.
Senate Republicans prepared a targeted version of the so-called “nuclear option” yesterday as they tried to ensure adoption of a defense-spending conference report that includes a controversial provision opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (A
Our country faces major problems. No longer can they remain hidden from the American people. The Congressman provides a list ....
6 months later, the debate over property rights is still raging, but it is about to enter a new, more deliberative phase as state legislatures prepare to open for business next year.
Republican House members disturbed that their former GOP colleague Randy "Duke" Cunningham will get to keep his pension despite pleading guilty to bribery want to pass a law to strip federal pensions from white-collar criminals.