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“You have both demonstrated to me extraordinarily good judgment in resolving this matter as you did,” state Supreme Court Justice Robert A. Ross told Michael and Dina Lohan.

Terms of the divorce agreement, which will become official within 60 days, weren’t disclosed. Dina Lohan has custody of the couple’s two minor children, Aliana, 13, and Dakota, 10.

Neither Lindsay, 21, nor 인천출장샵 her brother Michael, 19, were involved in the divorce proceedings since they are no longer minors.

Dina Lohan said, “Now the healing process can begin for my children and myself.”

She said Lindsay, who was arrested last month in Santa Monica, Calif., on suspicion of driving under the influence and cocaine possession, is doing “fantastic.”

The “Mean Girls” star faces an Aug. 24 court date in connection with that arrest.

The Lohans were close to an agreement on a divorce settlement in 2005, but that deal collapsed while Michael was serving a prison term for drunken driving, brawling and other charges.

He was released in March and entered a Christian-based drug and rehabilitation center in West Babylon. He has repeatedly said Lindsay needs the same kind of treatment.

Foxx will play a brilliant but mentally troubled musician in a movie based on the true-life friendship between Skid Row prodigy Nathaniel Anthony Ayers and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez

Foxx will play a brilliant but mentally troubled musician in a movie based on the true-life friendship between Skid Row prodigy Nathaniel Anthony Ayers and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez.

The DreamWorks SKG movie, directed by Joe Wright, is scheduled to begin filming in January.

“Erin Brockovich” writer Susannah Grant has completed the screenplay, said Gary Foster, who is producing the movie with Russ Krasnoff. Lopez’s role hasn’t been cast yet.

Ayers was attending New York’s famed Juilliard School on a music scholarship when he suffered a mental breakdown at age 20. A schizophrenic, he lived on the streets of Cleveland and Los Angeles for 35 years until Lopez saw him playing the violin one day near a statue of his musical idol, Ludwig van Beethoven.

Lopez did a series of columns on Ayers, and readers immediately responded, 인천출장샵 giving him musical instruments and inviting him to the Walt Disney Concert Hall to see the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

“A couple members of the orchestra started hanging out with him,” Lopez said.

The columnist, meanwhile, helped Ayers secure a modest downtown apartment where he now has a music studio.

Lopez’s book about their friendship, tentatively titled “The Soloist,” is expected to be published next spring.

Ido Nehushtan, commander of Israel’s air force

The Heron TP drones have a wingspan of 86 feet, making them the size of Boeing 737 passenger jets and the largest unmanned aircraft in Israel’s military. The planes can fly at least 20 consecutive hours and are primarily used for surveillance and carrying diverse payloads.

At the fleet’s inauguration ceremony at a sprawling air base in central Israel, the drone dwarfed an F-15 fighter jet parked beside it. The unmanned plane resembles its predecessor, the Heron, but can fly higher, reaching an altitude of more than 40,000 feet, and remain in the air longer.

“With the inauguration of the Heron TP, we are realizing the air force’s dream,” said Brig. Gen. Amikam Norkin, head of the base that will operate the drones. “The Heron TP is a technological and operational breakthrough.”

Israeli officials refused to say how large the new fleet is or 대전출장샵 whether the planes were designed for use against Iran, but stressed it was versatile and could adapt to new missions. The plane’s maker, state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, has said it is capable of reaching the Persian Gulf, which would put Iran within its range.

“The Heron TP has the potential to be able to conduct new missions down the line as they become relevant,” said Maj. Gen. Ido Nehushtan, commander of Israel’s air force.

Israel believes Tehran is trying to develop nuclear weapons and has repeatedly hinted it could strike Iran if diplomatic efforts to curb the nuclear program fail.

“The announcement by Israel of the capability of Israeli drones is intended to make clear what could happen if the U.N. fails to act,” said CBS News Foreign Affairs Analyst Pamela Falk, “but neither Israel nor the U.S. believe that a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities is the preferred option.”

Israeli defense officials said the Heron TP could be a useful tool against Iran, whose leaders have repeatedly called for the Jewish state’s destruction. In addition to providing surveillance, the aircraft can jam enemy communications as well as assist in communications between ground control and manned air force planes.

The officials requested anonymity because they were discussing sensitive military technology.

The Heron TP has been in development for about a decade, but the aircraft first saw action during Israel’s offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip just over a year ago.

Palestinian witnesses have long claimed that Israeli drones fire missiles in Gaza, both before and during the Israeli offensive. Israel has never confirmed that its unmanned aircraft are capable of firing missiles.

Israel first began using drones in the early 1970s, and its fleet has steadily increased since then. The unmanned planes are now considered an integral part of the military and tend to accompany air and ground forces on various missions.


\uc778\ucc9c\ucd9c\uc7a5\uc5c5\uc18c\u300e\uce74\ud1a1 wht79 \uc8fc\uc18cwht76,net\u300f[\uc778\ucc9c\ucd9c\uc7a5\uc0f5]\u30ea \u5f71\u7247\u2500 ...A roadside bomb has killed a member of the NATO force trying to take control of the southern Afghan town.

Fighter jets, drones and attack helicopters hovered overhead, as Marine and Afghan companies moved on a 2-square-mile area of the town where more than 40 insurgents have apparently holed up.

“They are squeezed,” said Lt. Col. Brian Christmas, commander of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. “It looks like they want to stay and fight but they can always drop their weapons and slip away. That’s the nature of this war.”

Of the overall offensive, a Marine spokesman says the coalition troops are making progress, but adds: “Everywhere we’ve got Marines, we’re running into insurgents.”

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Insurgents are putting up a “determined resistance” in various parts of Marjah, though the overall offensive is “on track,” NATO said Sunday, eight days after thousands of Afghan and international forces launched their largest joint operation since the Taliban regime’s ouster in 2001.

Today’s death brings the number of allied soldiers killed in the offensive to 13. One Afghan soldier also has been killed, while senior Marine officers say intelligence reports suggest more than 120 insurgents have been killed.

Elsewhere, NATO says two service members were killed yesterday, one by either rocket or mortar fire in eastern Afghanistan and another in a bombing in the south.

Late last week, Maj. Gen. Nick Carter, head of NATO forces in southern Afghanistan, said he believed it would take at least 30 days to complete securing the Nad Ali district and Marjah in Helmand province, a hub for a lucrative opium trade that profits militants.

The Marjah operation is a major test of a new NATO strategy that stresses protecting civilians over routing insurgents as quickly as possible. It’s also the first major ground operation since President Barack Obama ordered 30,000 reinforcements to Afghanistan to curb the rise of the Taliban.

Once the town is secure, NATO plans to rush in a civilian Afghan administration, restore public services and pour in aid to try to win the loyalty of the population and prevent the Taliban from returning.

Twelve NATO troops and one Afghan soldier have died so far in the offensive. Senior Marine officers say intelligence reports suggest more than 120 insurgents have died.

NATO reported two more service member deaths suffered on Saturday – one by rocket or mortar fire in eastern Afghanistan and another in a bombing in southern Afghanistan. Neither was related to the Marjah area fighting, NATO said Sunday without identifying the victims by nationality.

On Sunday, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said that they had been more prepared for large numbers of planted bombs than for the sniper shooting and sustained firefights that have characterized the last few days of the Marjah operation.

“We predicted it would take many days. But our prediction was that the insurgency would not resist that way. Maybe they would use more mines, or roadside bombs or these things,” Azimi said.

Even so, he said the operation has always been planned to last a month and noted some aspects are ahead of schedule, including the deployment of Afghan police units to the town.

He said progress through the contested areas is intentionally slow so that troops can clear bombs and take the most care possible to prevent civilian casualties as they fight the insurgents.

On Saturday, President Hamid Karzai had urged NATO to do more to protect civilians during combat operations to secure Marjah.

NATO forces have repeatedly said they want to prevent civilian casualties but acknowledged that it is not always possible. On Saturday, the alliance said its troops killed another civilian in the Marjah area, bringing the civilian death toll from the operation to at least 16.

Though NATO had made progress in reducing civilian casualties – mainly by reducing airstrikes and restricting combat rules – more needed to be done, Karzai said.

“We need to reach the point where there are no civilian casualties,” he said. “Our effort and our criticism will continue until we reach that goal.”

Karzai had also reached out to Taliban fighters, urging them to renounce al Qaeda and join with the government.

But the process of reconciliation and reintegration is likely to prove difficult.

On Sunday, Mohammad Jan Rasool Yar, spokesman for Zabul province, said authorities arrested 14 police in the Shar-e Safa district on Saturday who had defected to the Taliban’s side last week and 대구출장샵 were found on a bus heading to Pakistan.

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She and other parents said they relinquished their children to the U.S

In a visit Saturday to the rubble-riddled Citron slum where 13 of the children lived, parents who gave their children away confirmed that each one of the youngsters had living parents. Their testimony echoed that of parents in the mountain…

After working as an actor and singer for several years, at age 22, the New Jersey native decided to head 250 miles north to study at the prestigious Boston Conservatory and the Berkelee College of Music

7 months agoChris Daughtry from Season 5 is enjoying immense success with his band, Jennifer Hudson from Season 3 won and Oscar for her role in “Dreamgirls” and Season 2’s Clay Aiken is a household name.

Now after spending the last few years starring on the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful,” hosting an online talk show about “American Idol” and 경기도출장샵 starring in the Broadway production of “The Wedding Singer,” Maroulis, is finally out with a self-titled album on his own label, appropriately called Sixth Place Records.

“I was on ‘American Idol,’ so there’s a very specific audience — the great Middle Americans,” he told The ShowBuzz.

Although Maroulis likes the hippest alt-rock bands like Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and the Killers, he also loves bands like Journey and says it’s important to “embrace the cheese.”

“I think it’s ultimately about songs — songs that people connect to, and hooks,” he said.

Even before “American Idol,” Maroulis enjoyed a career as a serious performer. After working as an actor and singer for several years, at age 22, the New Jersey native decided to head 250 miles north to study at the prestigious Boston Conservatory and the Berkelee College of Music. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. The Conservatory, he said, stresses the idea of being a working performer, not necessarily a superstar, and that is what he strives for.

So when people ask him if he ever imagined himself on a soap opera, his response is simple: “It’s nice work if you can get it.”

Taping “The Bold and The Beautiful” in Los Angeles every day is a lot of work; add to that the constant shuttling back and forth between there and New York where he recorded “Constantine.” But a packed schedule is what Maroulis says he thrives on.

“I’ve always had a lot of different jobs growing up — always was a hustler,” he said. “I don’t require much sleep. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”

Drug use by U.S. teens drops to all

Drug use among U.S. teens is at an all-time low.

That’s the heartening finding from a new survey by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Fewer teens are using illegal drugs than ever before, the survey found, and fewer are falling prey to the epidemic of prescription drug abuse plaguing many adults in the United States.

Many teens also have turned away from drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco, said NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow.

“There are significant decreases in the patterns of drug consumption among teenagers in our country,” Volkow said. “Quite significant, to the point where we have several drugs at the lowest levels that we’ve ever seen since the inception of the survey.”

The results come from the 2016 Monitoring the Future survey, an annual study of behaviors and choices among teens in the eighth, 10th and 12th grades.

This year’s survey found that:

Results regarding marijuana were more mixed.

Use within the past month among eighth graders dropped significantly, down to 5 percent in 2016 compared with 6.5 percent in 2015. Daily use also declined among eighth graders, to 0.7 percent compared with 1.1 percent the year before.

However, older teens continued to use marijuana at about the same rate. For example, 22.5 percent of high school seniors reported using pot within the past month, and 6 percent reported daily use — roughly the same as last year.

Volkow said the marijuana results are encouraging, given the wave of marijuana legalization across the United States.

“Because of that, we’ve been significantly concerned that the pattern of marijuana use would go up among teenagers,” Volkow said.

Marcia Lee Taylor, president and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, said the results show that “we need to keep an eye on marijuana,” as legalization efforts reduce the perception of risk regarding pot.

“A 6 percent daily use rate is incredibly high,” Taylor said, citing the statistic for 12th graders. “That is incredibly troubling. It’s good that it didn’t go up, but it’s still unacceptably high.”

No one is sure what’s causing this overall decline in drug use among teens, but there are a few leading theories, Volkow said.

Increased use of social media could be playing a role in reducing peer pressure to try drugs, she said. A teen socializing remotely can’t physically offer another kid drugs.

Video games also might be providing an adrenaline-pumping alternative to drugs. However, researchers are concerned that these games are creating compulsive patterns that amount to swapping one unhealthy addiction for another, 경기도출장샵 Volkow said.

Finally, the successful campaign against teen smoking might be paying unintended benefits as these kids grow older, Volkow said.

Research has shown that early exposure to nicotine primes the brain to be rewarded when teens experiment with other drugs, she said. Smokers are much more likely to become addicted to illegal drugs or alcohol after trying them, she added.

“There’s evidence emerging that nicotine can be a gateway drug,” Volkow said. “Early exposure to nicotine primes the brain to the rewarding effects of other drugs. As smoking in our country has gone down, that may have served to prevent the rewarding effects of other drugs.”

Unfortunately, e-cigarettes might counter these benefits. The survey found that only one in four 12th graders think e-cigarettes contain nicotine, with 63 percent claiming they contain “just flavoring.”

One initiative is known to have a real effect on teen substance abuse — multi-pronged and aggressive public campaigns aimed at teens, such as the ones that have led to historically low use of tobacco and alcohol, Volkow said.

Unfortunately, funding for these campaigns is not solid. Taylor cited the “Above the Influence” campaign, a cooperative project between her group and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

“That campaign was defunded by the federal government,” Taylor said. “Teens aren’t getting that counter message anymore. I think it’s important they understand [drugs aren’t] a harmless substance, particularly for a developing brain.”

“We tell them that instead of interfering in the region’s affairs, to pack their things and leave.” A string of high-profile visits to Damascus in recent months – from the U.S., France, and now Iran – shows Syria’s strategic importance in the Middle East

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Arab nations will usher in a new Middle East “without Zionists and without colonialists.”

1 year ago“(The Americans) want to dominate the region but they feel Iran and Syria are preventing that,” Ahmadinejad said during a news conference with Syrian President Bashar Assad. “We tell them that instead of interfering in the region’s affairs, to pack their things and leave.”

A string of high-profile visits to Damascus in recent months – from the U.S., France, and now Iran – shows Syria’s strategic importance in the Middle East.

WorldWatch: Syria Dismisses Calls to Cut Ties to Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama is determined to engage with Syria, a country seen as key to peace in the region but which the State Department has long considered a state sponsor of terrorism.

Ahmadinejad’s trip comes amid rising U.S. tension with Tehran over the country’s nuclear program. The U.S. and others believe Iran is hiding nuclear weapons development under the guise of a civilian energy program. Iran insists that its intentions are peaceful.

On Thursday, 대구출장샵 Assad signaled his strong support for Iran, saying America’s stance on Iran “is a new situation of colonialism in the region.”

Still, Assad could be open to a breakthrough with the Americans. He is hoping for U.S. help in boosting a weak economy and for American mediation in direct peace talks with Israel – a recognition that he needs American involvement to achieve his top goal of winning the return of the Golan Heights, seized by Israel in the 1967 Mideast War.

But Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the recent decision to send the first U.S. ambassador to Syria in five years does not mean U.S. concerns about the country have been addressed.

Speaking to lawmakers, Clinton said the nomination of career diplomat Robert Ford is a sign of a “slight opening” with Syria. But she said Washington remains troubled by suspected Syrian support for militant groups in Iraq and elsewhere, interference in Lebanon and Syria’s close relationship with Iran.

Former President George W. Bush withdrew the last U.S. ambassador to Syria in 2005 to protest its actions in Lebanon after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, which his supporters blamed on Syria.

Washington also has retained its sanctions on Damascus. The sanctions were first imposed by Bush and renewed by Mr. Obama in May.


In a visit Saturday to the rubble-riddled Citron slum where 13 of the children lived, parents who gave their children away confirmed that each one of the youngsters had living parents.

<img src="http://image.baidu.com/search/http:%5C/%5C/img.topber.com%5C/upload%5C/img%5C/528%5C/528f11f600177.jpg" alt="59530310 (45452758/097461″ style=”max-width:400px;float:right;padding:10px 0px 10px 10px;border:0px;”>Their testimony echoed that of parents in the mountain town of Callabas, outside the capital of Port-au-Prince, who told the AP on Feb. 3 that desperation and blind faith led them to hand over 20 children to the religious Americans who promised them a better life.

Now the Citron parents worry they may never see their children again.

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One mother who gave up all four of her children, including a 3-month-old, is locked in a trance-like state but sometimes erupts into fits of hysteria.

She and other parents said they relinquished their children to the U.S. missionaries because they were promised safekeeping across the border in a newly established orphanage in the Dominican Republic.

Their stories contradict the missionaries’ still-jailed leader, Laura Silsby, who told the AP the day after her arrest that the children were either orphans or came from distant relatives.

“She should have told the truth,” said Jean Alex Viellard, a 25-year-old law student from Citron who otherwise expressed admiration for the missionaries.

He took them cookies, candies and oranges during their nearly three weeks of detention before eight of the 10 were released Wednesday on their own recognizance and flew home to the United States.

Silsby, who has told the AP she is 47 although other sources give her age as 40, and her assistant, Charisa Coulter, 24, remain jailed as the investigating judge interviews officials at the orphanages the two visited prior to the devastating Jan. 12 quake. They are set to appear in court again Tuesday.

As they left the jail and boarded a U.S. Embassy van, the freed Baptists waved and thanked Viellard, who later called them “great people who were doing good for Haiti.”

The Americans, most from an Idaho church group, were charged with child kidnapping for trying to remove the children without the proper documents to the neighboring Dominican Republic in the post-quake chaos.

Silsby had been working since last summer to create an orphanage. After the quake, she hastily organized a self-styled “rescue mission,” enlisting missionaries from Idaho, Texas and Kansas.

She was led to Citron by Pastor Jean Sainvil, an Atlanta, Georgia-based Haitian minister who recruited the 13 children in the slum. Sainvil had been a frequent visitor to the neighborhood of unpaved streets and simple cement homes even before more than half of the houses collapsed in the quake.

“The pastor said that with all the bodies decomposing in the rubble there were going to be epidemics, and the kids were going to get sick,” said Regilus Chesnel, a 39-year-old stone mason.

Chesnel’s wife, 33-year-old Bertho Magonie, said her husband persuaded her to give away their children – ages 12, 7, 3, and 1 – and a 10-year-old nephew living with them because their house had collapsed and the kids were sick.

“They were vomiting. They had fevers, diarrhea and headaches,” she said, leaning against the wall of the grimy two-room hovel the couple shares.

In a telephone interview from the United States on Saturday, Sainvil confirmed the Chesnels’ story. He said a collapsed building adjacent to where the children lived held six or seven corpses.

He said he first met Silsby on Jan. 27 in the town of Ouanaminthe on the Haiti-Dominican border and agreed to help her collect children for a 150-bed orphanage the Americans were establishing near the beach resort of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic.

Sainvil, a former orphan who says his nondenominational Haiti Sharing Jesus Ministry has 25 churches in the countryside, said the two agreed to meet again in Port-au-Prince on Feb. 13 to get more children.

The day after he met Silsby, Sainvil collected the 13 children from Citron. A day after that, the missionaries’ bus was halted at the Dominican border and they were arrested. Sainvil, meanwhile, became sick with vomiting and diarrhea and decided to fly back to the U.S. on a military transport plane, he said.

He denied leaving out of fear he might be arrested.

“I wasn’t doing anything wrong,” he said.

Sainvil said what Silsby was doing did not constitute adoption “because the parents had the right to go visit their children or take them back when their situation changed.”

The pastor said his deeds are often misunderstood by people in the developed worked who don’t realize that more than half of the 380,000 children in Haiti’s orphanages are not orphans. Many have parents who – even before the quake – were simply unable to care for them.

The problem is that some of the “orphans” end up as sex slaves or are given jobs doing housework in exchange for food and shelter – and sometimes school. It is precisely because of that problem that, after the quake, Haiti’s government banned all adoptions except those approved before the disaster.

Sainvil said he went to Citron for children because he knew people there were desperate: He had been sleeping under tarps with them. Food was barely trickling in, medical care was just becoming available and hundreds of decomposing bodies were buried beneath the neighborhood’s collapsed homes.

Under one of the blue tarps sheltering the Chesnels’ homeless neighbors, 27-year-old Maletid Desilien lay Saturday on a bed of two soiled rugs. Only her eyes peered out from under a bedsheet.

“She has been like that ever since someone told her she will never get the kids back,” said her husband, Dieulifanne Desilien, who works in a T-shirt factory.

That was eight days ago. Most of the time she lies catatonic, he said, warning a reporter not to go near because she periodically has fits.

“She would get up, take her clothes off and run around pulling her hair out,” Desilien, 40, said of his wife. “She would jump up from sleep and say, ‘Bring me my kids.”‘

He said she only calms down and is able to sleep after speaking by phone with her children, who are at an orphanage in the capital run by the Austrian-based SOS Children’s Villages charity.

The day they arrived, 부산출장샵 orphanage officials said, the Desiliens’ 3-month-old daughter, Koestey, was so dehydrated she had to be hospitalized. The other children are ages 7, 6 and 4. Their father – but not their mother – has visited them.

Desilien said a police commander has assured him that he will get the children back. The Social Welfare ministry, however, has yet to decide whether some or all of the 33 children will be returned to their parents.

“My wife is sick so I have to find a way to get the children back,” Seselien said.