US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

...WASHINGTON - The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian...Islamic State.The stated U.S. goal is to train and equip 5,400 rebels per year, and...Congress for $500 million for a three-year train-and-equip program. The training...
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July First Friday Art Walk

...m."Painting My Own", a solo exhibit by local artist Mary Ann James, features a wide range of imagery - from flowers to trains to the local carnival -- offering the viewer a glimpse into the artists' life and interests. Please note that the opening...
A look ahead at the semifinalists

...This is what this tournament's all about," defender Ali Krieger said about Germany. "This why train our entire lives, and what we train our entire lives for. These are the moments. And we're all so excited to play."The consistent...
Juneau's Smith giving up soccer for futbol for it."In May, Smith took a trip to Germany to train. He contacted an agent there and over lunch learned about the...players have all grown up through academies. From age six on they train to be professionals. All their center midfielders are technical...
Engineer was obsessed with trains as teen

...would talk about the trains instead of the places...nation's deadliest train wreck in nearly six...he was working on trains."Oh yeah, forum for train enthusiasts called...adopt "positive train control," GPS-guided...that can prevent trains from going over the...
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Cat survives journey inside futon from Texas to Alaska

ANCHORAGE - A 2-year-old cat named Moosie has finally arrived in Fairbanks after a 64-day journey by truck, boat and train.Moosie was trapped inside of a futon mattress that was placed inside a box during his owners' move from El Paso to Fairbanks...
Powerful rainstorms hit East Coast; Midwest cleans up several states and rainstorms were strong enough to stop train service.The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch...Philadelphia on Tuesday evening blackened the sky and halted commuter trains at rush hour. Amtrak announced the suspension of its Northeast...
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Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...has received only enough recruits to train about 7,000 - in addition to about 2...three-hour hearing.Carter said the train-and-equip mission in Syria also lacks...facility in a different part of Iraq to train and we hope they come flooding in and they...
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Pure Sole: My father's hands

...lot before that gesture.They had developed from a Swedish baby's grasp to Alaskan grippers.My father's hands stole a train in Canada.Well, it was a derelict engine on wilting tracks that the government had left.My father's hands retooled the...
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: CBJ must seize its opportunity in Anchorage and not Juneau. No doubt, this is but a harbinger of more to come, as the Legislature will continue to train its gunsights in future sessions on the marine highway subsidies spent in Southeast Alaska. By growing economically and demographically...


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