Rolling Stone interview

Mayer and Weir are interviewed by Rolling Stone, about their upcoming tour together as Dead & Company. The band started discussing the tour with Mayer in January but did not book it until after the Grateful Dead’s highly successful Fare Thee Well gigs with Phish in Santa Clara, California and Chicago. Mayer: I remember writing Bob afterward going, ‘Hey, […]

U.S. abandons training Syrian rebels

The United States will largely abandon its $580 million plan to train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State, and instead provide arms and equipment directly to rebel leaders and their units on the battlefield.

50th annual Summerset Regatta starts

  The golden 50th annual Summerset Regatta, hosted by the Caloosa Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sailing club, sets sail this weekend along the Fort Myers Beach shoreline. Organizers: It appears that the Summerset Regatta will be the biggest one yet, for sponsorship, community support and number of boats participating…Summerset is best known for supporting […]

China: No violations of territorial waters

China says it will not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation, as the United States considers sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea. Foreign Ministry : We will never allow any country to violate China’s territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the […]

Opposes Califf nomination

Sanders says he will vote against Dr. Califf as the next commissioner of the FDA, citing the nominee’s close ties to the pharmaceutical industry. Instead of listening to the demands of the pharmaceutical industry and their 1,400 lobbyist, it is about time that the FDA and Congress started listening to the overwhelming majority of the American […]

Says Ryan reconsidering Speaker job

Issa says Ryan is reconsidering his decision not to seek the House speaker job and has support from many GOP members, included the House’s conservative Freedom Caucus. [He has] a resounding amount of support [among Republican members]. Issa says he will consider the position if Ryan does not take it.