• That said, it would be wrong to suggest that the two countries see eye-to-eye on all or even most big issues, or to rule out a dangerous falling-out in the future.

    ECONOMIST: America and China

  • Meanwhile, privacy advocates argue that the bill's exemption for "operational" collection of data--allowing those practices to take place under an "opt-out" rule--gives advertisers far too much leeway.


  • Once the evidence is clear, all the rule-breakers should be chucked out of the parties, all the rule-benders dispatched from the front benches.

    ECONOMIST: Cleaning up Parliament

  • Many live streaming services are free for personal use, though don't rule out pre-recording videos when you're starting out to get the hang of things before making the plunge into 100% live lifecasting.

    CNN: Grab a webcam and give lifecasting a try

  • Nintendo's aversion to glasses could also rule out 3-D coming to its home console systems.

    CNN: Mark Milian

  • Over time, the black-out rule has been unpopular and the subject of several antitrust challenges in courts of law.

    FORBES: Time to Abandon The Blackout Rule, Pro Football's Sacred Cow

  • The no-bail-out rule was meant to ensure that markets kept up the pressure.

    ECONOMIST: Charlemagne

  • Last month, students from across Wales protested at Cardiff Bay, urging the assembly government to rule out top-up fees for good.

    BBC: NEWS | UK | Wales | Threat to student fees power

  • Other candidates, while not endorsing torture, refused to rule out water-boarding.

    NPR: GOP Hopefuls Hold Debate in South Carolina

  • He has edged to the right on two other areas where he used to be hated by his party's conservatives as a dangerous maverick: on torture (he won't rule out water-boarding) and immigration reform (he says fix the border first, which will take an eternity).

    ECONOMIST: The presidential campaign

  • By the day, the evidence mounts for taking action to change the black-out rule: ticket sales across the NFL have been decreasing for the past two seasons and there is an increasing number of people staying home to watch games—two conditions that were thus in effect before the economy hit its turbulent patch.

    FORBES: Time to Abandon The Blackout Rule, Pro Football's Sacred Cow

  • The captured data is then encoded with GPS info and immediately sent to a call center or trusted friend, or stored for future transmission if a signal is not readily available (since you need to reenter a coverage area at some point for this device to be effective, we can safely rule out T-Mobile as a potential carrier).

    ENGADGET: Nokia's cellphone for kidnap victims

  • His profile has a thumbnail portrait of Bagram Batman knocking out a rule-breaking trooper with a "POW!"

    WSJ: A Superheroic Caped Crusade to Keep Troops Safe in Afghanistan

  • The government should rule out using peak-time train fare rises to manage passenger numbers, MPs have said.

    BBC: Higher peak-time rail fares opposed

  • For investors looking at long-term energy plays, don't rule out FuelCell Energy (nasdaq: FCEL - news - people ).

    FORBES: Beltway Bet: FuelCell Energy

  • He has been drafted in as a potential sixth batsman should Andrew Flintoff's persistent right knee injury rule the Lancashire all-rounder out.

    BBC: Form merited England call - Trott

  • Meanwhile, in Group Four, Mark Williams and Peter Ebdon drew 3-3 to rule themselves out of the running for a last four spot.


  • It's also why I won't rule out further co-operation with ministers.

    BBC: News | UK Politics | Charles Kennedy's speech in full

  • He won't rule out another mega-deal, but calls it unlikely soon.

    FORBES: Ready For Battle

  • Other bits do not go far enough: it is foolish to rule out letting for-profit companies run schools and wrong to exempt the NHS from cuts.

    ECONOMIST: The British election

  • If true, that would rule out an in-flight explosion as the cause of the crash of Air France Flight 447, Defense Minister Nelson Jobim told reporters.

    CNN: Brazilian air force says debris was not from Air France crash

  • And don't rule out collecting replicas--Pritzker has a cast of a theropod skull and Myhrvold has casts of all seven known Archaeopteryx, the missing link between dinosaurs and birds.

    FORBES: Dig It

  • "It could be that despite all the negative aspects and all the differences, we should not rule out the one-state solution as an option, " he wrote in the newspaper, al-Quds al-Arabi.

    BBC: Reconsidering the two-state solution

  • In 2011, city officials tried unsuccessfully to convince the state to change a "last-in-first-out" rule that dictates newer teachers must be laid off before those with more time on the job.

    WSJ: Data Shows Teachers Stay in Job Longer

  • The most likely contest remains between Simon Thomas and Elin Jones (and never rule out Dafydd Elis-Thomas) - but there's a wider dimension where timing, not the successful candidate is key.

    BBC: Plaid Cymru's French Revolution

  • Policy groups, including Reform, said the decision amounted to the end of competition for prison management between the public and private sector, although Mr Grayling insisted it did not rule out further prison-by-prison competitions in the future.

    BBC: Private firms better at running prisons - think tank

  • Is there anything at this point you guys are willing to rule out via tax -- or excuse me, tax increases -- via tax increases, entitlement benefit cuts, raise the retirement age, or is everything on the table?

    WHITEHOUSE: Press Briefing

  • Guan was penalized a stroke for slow play, which had some prominent golfers wondering why the Masters rule-men made an example out of a kid when plenty of adult players, like Kevin Na, are guilty of the same thing every week.

    FORBES: Adam Scott Wins A Wild and Wacky Masters Tournament

  • Jeffrey said it was unlikely the attack was a response to recent regional developments — including, for example, Israel's strike this week on a Syrian target — but did not rule out that DHKP-C conducted the bombing as a kind of subcontractor for another group.

    NPR: Suicide Bomber Kills Guard At US Embassy In Turkey

  • One possible reason for the demise of one-party rule is the emergence of a counter-elite, composed of talented and ambitious but frustrated individuals kept out of power by the exclusionary nature of one-party rule.

    WSJ: Minxin Pei: Communist China's Perilous Phase

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