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2 scary acronyms in a military town: brac and rif


two acronyms have popped up in the news that are scary for a military town like san diego: brac and rif. two heavy-hitter congressmen say they want to put base closures back on the table. adam smith, a washington state democrat on the house armed services committee, said he’ll introduce a bill...






humor and horror bubble up together in annex’s ‘scary mary’


a review of “scary mary and the nightmares nine,” at annex theatre in seattle through march 4.






somaliland agrees to uae military base in northern port


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia’s breakaway northern territory of somaliland has said the united arab emirates can establish a military base in its territory. the emirati government in january submitted a formal application seeking permission from the somaliland government to open a military base in the port town of berbera. the parliament of somaliland on […]






atherton: a timeline for town center project


from atherton town documents: 1928 — town hall opens, housing the police department and jail, as well as a meeting place for the city council. at the time, atherton was mostly populated by summer residences of san francisco families on large lots. 1965 — police and town administration buildings open on ashfield road. those buildings […]






smithtown supervisor: town's animal shelter supervisor suspended


smithtown town animal shelter supervisor sue hansen was suspended tuesday during an executive session of the town board, town supervisor patrick vecchio said friday.






german town stops playing kids’ song after vegan complains


berlin (ap) — a town in germany has stopped playing a popular children’s song about a fox who steals a goose after a complaint from a vegan. limburg’s town spokesman johannes laubach told the dpa news agency thursday a local woman had asked the mayor to remove the tune from the town hall’s mechanical carillon. […]






‘they keep their promises’: french town smitten with far right


france’s national front (fn) is promoting the depressed former coalmining town of henin-beaumont as a showcase for far-right rule ahead of this year’s election, with residents praising marine le pen’s party for “keeping its promises”. in 2014, the town of terraced house...






highland votes to end town theatre project


the final curtain was brought down on the town theatre monday night. the highland town council voted 3-2 to stop the project, save for salvaging the marquee and box office. councilmen mark herak, i-2nd, made the motion to terminate the project, taking no further action or devoting funds toward...






military leaders say budget caps are crippling armed forces


pleading for a repeal of a law that strictly limits defense spending, a panel of four-star military officers warned lawmakers tuesday that the fiscal constraints are crippling the military's ability to respond to threats around the world.






hempstead town bond rating downgraded, but outlook improves


the town of hempstead's bond rating was downgraded for a third straight review by moody's investors services, but the ratings agency raised the town's financial outlook.






top military official frets over ‘unbelievable turmoil’ in white house: ‘sort it


a top military official expressed concern over the stability of the u.s. government in the wake of michael flynn’s resignation as national security advisor. gen. tony thomas, head of the special operations command, worried during a military conference tuesday that the situation in washington c...






empty town hall has been streaming since september 2016


the cromwell town hall has been livestreaming this room since sep 14, 2016. someone on reddit said, "i've caught 2 full room meetings in progress since it was posted. like an unfunny parks and recreation."






emb. joseph saladino appointed oyster bay town supervisor


the oyster bay town board appointed emb. joseph saladino as town supervisor. saladino replaces john venditto, who resigned jan. 4 after being indicted on federal corruption charges.






military: first-known combat death since trump in office


the u.s. military said sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in yemen targeting its local al-qaida branch, marking the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.






alaska town’s new inupiat name to stay – for now


anchorage, alaska (ap) — alaska voters in the nation’s northernmost town won’t get a chance at the polls after all to repeal the community’s new inupiat eskimo name. the city council in the town formerly known as barrow voted 5-1 against the proposal by mayor fannie suvlu last week. suvlu was voted into office in […]






the nazi from swastika, ont.: how canada’s most unusually named town spawned a n


to catch the fuhrer's eye, unity mitford had noted her fateful conception in a canadian town called swastika






air force chief emphasizes: military oath is to defend constitution against all


air force chief of staff gen. dave goldfein emphasized the military’s apolitical role in government tuesday after some leaders criticized president donald trump’s remarks to the military the day before, the air force times reported. while goldfein initially declined comment following the republican ...






philippines: military may join duterte's 'war on drugs'


the defence ministry has asked the president to formally request the military to participate in the wide crackdown.






indonesia military accepts australian apology for insult


jakarta, indonesia (ap) — the indonesian military has accepted an apology from australia’s army chief over a purported insult to indonesia’s state ideology that caused a spat between the two countries. an indonesian military statement released late wednesday after australian army chief lt. gen. angus pbell met with indonesian military head gen. gatot nurmantyo said […]






18,000 call in to illinois gop congressman’s phone town hall


wheaton, ill. (ap) — about 18,000 callers participated in a telephone town hall hosted by u.s. rep. peter roskam, a suburban chicago republican who has been criticized for canceling smaller in-person meetings and declining debates. the chicago tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2lpzqaa ) some callers challenged the six-term congressman for not participating in traditional town halls. roskam […]






18,000 call in to illinois gop congressman's phone town hall


about 18,000 callers participated in a telephone town hall hosted by u.s. rep. peter roskam, a suburban chicago republican who has been criticized for canceling smaller in-person meetings and declining debates.






oversight chairman slams town hall protesters


utah republican jason chaffetz encountered angry protesters at a town hall in his district this week






in the trump era, some congressional town halls are packed with protesters


even in reliably red districts like jason chaffetz's in utah, angry protesters are booing and yelling during town halls






los gatos town council looks to spend $4.1 million on priorities


the los gatos town council is considering funding community programs, but unfunded pension liabilities are demanding money, too.






military: first-known combat death since trump sworn in


a u.s. service member has died in military action authorized by donald trump. it's the first known combat death of a member of the u.s. military since trump took the oath of office.






alaska town's new inupiat name to stay - for now


alaska voters in the nation's northernmost town won't get a chance at the polls after all to repeal the community's new inupiat eskimo name.






manitoba town’s generosity is tested amid spike in asylum-seeking ‘border jumper


'we’ve had so many people just roaming around in the town of emerson knocking on people’s doors in the middle of the night. people are scared'






military: first-known combat death since trump in office


a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.






iran vows to destroy us military base if president trump ‘makes a mistake’


a senior iranian government official said urday tehran was prepared to attack tel aviv and destroy a u.s. military base in bahrain if the trump white house ordered a military strike against iran. mojtaba zonour, a member of iran’s national security and foreign policy commission and a former islam...






chaffetz faces harsh criticism during packed town hall


u.s. rep. jason chaffetz was met by frequent, deafening boos at a thursday town hall as constituents grilled him on everything from investigating president donald trump's tax returns to planned parenthood.






us military releases al-qaida video seized in yemen raid


washington (ap) — the u.s. military has released a short clip of what it said were videos seized in last weekend’s yemen raid. they appear to show how to make bombs. the military says two operational planners and weapons experts for al-qaida in the arabian peninsula were killed in the raid. central command said the […]






hempstead town ida considers tax break for mixed-use project


the hempstead town industrial development agency is to consider tax breaks for the $1.3 million renovation of a mixed-use building in hempstead village, according to its agenda for its thursday meeting.






charges: teenager among suspects in violent, armed ham lake home invasion


one suspect had on a “scary clown” mask as the man and woman were robbed in the middle of the night.






charges: 16-year-old among 4 suspected in violent, armed ham lake home invasion


one suspect had on a “scary clown” mask as the man and woman were robbed in the middle of the night.






military: first-known combat death since trump in office


sanaa, yemen (ap) — a u.s. military service member was killed sunday during a raid against al-qaida militants in central yemen that also left nearly 30 others dead, including women and children. the loss of the service member is the first-known combat death of a member of the u.s. military under president donald trump.