Grim Afghan future if no security pact, says general – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeBAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without US help, the top US military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan’s refusal to sign a security agreement…

Bulls unlikely to land Granger – Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldThe Bulls are prepared to sign a player for the remainder of the season in the next week. The question is whether they can reach an agreement with…

City of Miami, Agencia EFE sign collaboration agreement – Fox News Latino

City of Miami, Agencia EFE sign collaboration agreementFox News LatinoThe City of Miami and Agencia EFE on Wednesday signed a collaboration agreement aimed at promoting investment and entrepreneurial initiative in…

President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — Signaling his frustration with events in Afghanistan, President Obama ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to step up plans to withdraw all U.S. troops by January if…

US planning full Afghan pullout, Obama tells Karzai – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has warned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai that the US may pull all of its troops out of his country by the year’s end. Mr Obama…

Comcast-Netflix deal represents the death of net neutrality… or does it? – TechnologyTell

TechnologyTellnetflix I admit it, the first thing I thought of when I heard that Comcast and Netflix had reached a deal for smoother streaming was net neutrality. What kind of…

No bluff: US planning possible withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan – CNN

CNNWashington (CNN) — We’re not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing it has started planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end…

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committees, Feb. 25, 2014 – Oakland Local

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committees, Feb. 25, 2014Oakland LocalBE AWARE An additional item offered by Councilmember Libby Schaaf seeks to create a reserve for unfunded liabilities with $534,500. The…

Netflix reaches deal with Comcast to ensure TV shows, movies are streamed … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — Netflix and Comcast annnounced a deal Sunday to speed up the delivery of movies and television shows to millions of customers. The stunning agreement…

Davos Man enjoys a weekend Downunder – MacroBusiness (blog)

MacroBusiness (blog)…clinched agreement from the world’s most powerful economies to boost global growth by at least 2 per cent over the next five years. Mr Hockey said the G20 was…

Metro Nashville schools may put pre-K hub at Casa Azafrán – The Tennessean

Metro Nashville schools may put pre-K hub at Casa AzafránThe TennesseanRenata Soto and Jesse Register talk about a new prekindergarten facility at Casa Azafrán. The Metro school system has reached…

NextEra Energy to purchase Honolulu land for Hawaii undersea cable project – Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)

NextEra Energy to purchase Honolulu land for Hawaii undersea cable projectPacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)NextEra Energy, one of the companies looking to build an undersea cable that would connect the…

Ukraine crisis: Yanukovych announces ‘peace deal’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s president says he has reached a deal with the opposition to end the crisis, after all-night talks mediated by EU foreign ministers. Viktor Yanukovych’s statement said the deal…

Egbert Souse’s Bar, Shooting Plagued, City Of Oakland Reach Agreement

Egbert Souse’s Bar, the shooting-plagued establishment on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Mac Arthur Blvd, and the City of Oakland’s City Attorney Barbara Parker have reached an agreement that…

New York State to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement – New York Times

New York State to Limit Use of Solitary ConfinementNew York TimesNew York State has agreed to sweeping changes that would curtail the widespread use of solitary confinement to punish prison…

RHP Justin Masterson, Indians agree at $9762500 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract worth $9,762,500 and avoided a salary arbitration hearing. The agreement Tuesday was…

NY gets a waiver, and the complicated part begins – Capital New York

NY gets a waiver, and the complicated part beginsCapital New YorkNew York reached a preliminary agreement with the federal government on its Medicaid waiver application, which could bring as much…

Cam Newton: I won’t hold out – ESPN

ESPNCam Newton doesn’t plan to pressure the Carolina Panthers into a long-term contact. Newton is eligible for an extension of his original four-year deal under the new collective bargaining agreement.…

Ukraine protesters evacuate Kiev City Hall – FRANCE 24

Ukraine protesters evacuate Kiev City HallFRANCE 24Protesters evacuated the City Hall in Ukraine’s capital Kiev on Sunday after occupying it over the past two months, meeting the terms of an…

UN mediator apologizes to Syrians for lack of peace progress – Times of India

Times of IndiaGENEVA: International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologized to the Syrian people for the lack of progress at peace talks in Geneva after their second round ended on Saturday with…

Wranglers’ search for a new home in Las Vegas ends at the Plaza – Las Vegas Sun (blog)

Las Vegas Sun (blog)Wranglers President Billy Johnson said today that Las Vegas‘ entrant in the ECHL has reached an agreement with owners of the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas to…

Syria Peace Talks on Verge of Collapse – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.N.-brokered peace talks resume Saturday between Syria’s government and opposition delegations, with both sides far apart on any possible agreement. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi meets with the two…

US, China promise closer cooperation on climate change – Fox News

Fox NewsBEIJING – The United States and China promised Saturday to cooperate more closely in combatting climate change following a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.…

Oakland Post, Gene Hazzard, Swift Boat Phil Tagami

Phil Tagami, the Oakland Rotunda and Fox Theater Developer currently working on the Oakland Global Facility, was the focus of a wholly inaccurate – ok just wrong – Oakland Post…

Las Vegas Wranglers announce move to downtown’s Plaza – Las Vegas Sun (blog)

Las Vegas Wranglers announce move to downtown’s PlazaLas Vegas Sun (blog)Wranglers President Billy Johnson said today that Las Vegas‘ entrant in the ECHL has reached an agreement with owners of…

Two Koreas to Go Ahead With Reunions of Families Split by War – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea agreed Friday to honor its earlier agreement to allow hundreds of elderly people separated by the Korean War six decades ago to…

Colorado lawmakers take shots at 50-year US 36 management contract – Denver Post

Denver PostCDOT officials got an earful during a public meeting on a proposed 50-year agreement between the Colorado Department of Transportation and Plenary Roads Denver on maintenance and operation of…

Ericsson and Ciena join forces on IP and optical networking – PCWorld

Ericsson and Ciena join forces on IP and optical networkingPCWorldEricsson and Ciena have signed a global agreement to develop joint transport solutions for converged IP and optical networks that also…

Mia Farrow Made Fool By Ecuador’s Rafael Correa In Chevron Case

Mia Farrow Made Fool By Ecuador’s Rafael Correa In Chevron Case. As reported over at The AmazonPost, since late 2013, Ecuador’s government, led by President Rafael Correa, has invited actors,…

Iran to reveal detonator information in deal with UN – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Iranian government has promised to provide information on detonators as one of seven steps aimed at allaying fears over its nuclear programme. It reached agreement after two days…

HTC, Nokia reach settlement on patent lawsuits – New Straits Times

New Straits TimesTAIPEI: Taiwan’s smartphone maker HTC said Saturday it has signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement with Finnish phone giant Nokia to end all pending patent litigation between…

A-11 Offense Spring Football League Kicks Off Thursday: The New XFL

A-11 Offense Spring Football League – based on the The A-11 Offense that was created by Cal-Berkeley grad Steve Humphries and his Piedmont High School (Piedmont, CA) coaching partner Kurt…

Syria crisis: Geneva peace talks end in recriminations – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the opposition were immature,…

Final Iran nuclear deal can be reached in a short time: Rouhani – Payvand

PayvandA final nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers can be achieved in a short period of time, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. He made the remarks during…

How do you like them apples: Google, Samsung ink patent deal – PCWorld

PCWorldGoogle and Samsung have signed a “global patent cross-license agreement” that covers the companies’ existing patents and future ones over the next 10 years. In a brief statement released Sunday,…