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fire board boosts chief's pay


the menlo park fire protection district’s chief is getting a 6 percent pay raise.the district board voted unanimously tuesday to increase fire chief harold schapelhouman’s base pay from $250,113.79 to $265,000.08, effective friday. the contract expires june 30, 2018. board vice president rex ianson, who had phoned in for the meeting, didn’t vote because his call was dropped.schapelhouman’s previous contract began on jan. 9, 2016 with salary set at $242,828.64, but the board increased it to $250,113.79 on july 9. prior to 2016, his salary was increased to $217,680 on may 24, 2013, according to human resources manager brenna rowe.though he didn’t comment on his future with the district, schapelhouman said he sought the recent pay increase to make the position more desirable for the next fire






white house picks boeing executive as pentagon's no. 2


washington — president donald trump intends to nominate a boeing executive to serve as deputy secretary of defense.the trump administration has struggled to fill top pentagon positions, with two of its four previous selections having withdrawn.a white house announcement thursday says trump plans to nominate patrick m. shanahan to be the no. 2 official at the pentagon. if confirmed by the senate, he would succeed robert work, an obama administration holdover.the white house also announced plans to nominate a budget chief, deputy budget chief, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense, a deputy to the pentagon's policy chief, and director of an office charged with providing independent analysis of military programs.






chief deputy dan starry to fill vacancy as washington county sheriff


the washington county board on tuesday named dan starry as sheriff. starry has served as chief deputy under bill hutton, who announced last week that he is resigning to head the minnesota sheriffs’ association.that creates a vacancy that starry will fill until the next election, in january 2019.commissioners congratulated hutton and praised starry, calling him “very qualified” and “part and parcel” of a department they said was making strides in such pressing public-safety issues as opioid addiction, sex trafficking and the rising number of mentally ill inmates in the county jail.starry “has big shoes to fill” in replacing hutton, said commissioner gary kriesel, “but dan’s got size 14 feet, so it’s not a problem.”starry, 46, has been at the washington county sheriff’s office since 1993, wo






deputy chief of staff katie walsh, top aide to president trump leaves administra


a top aide to president donald trump is leaving his administration.two senior white house officials said thursday that deputy chief of staff katie walsh is leaving her job.the officials were not authorized to speak before a formal announcement is made and spoke on condition of anonymity.walsh has been chief of staff reince priebus's top lieutenant for years now, working as his right hand both at the republican national committee and now at the white house.despite her low profile, she has become a key player in the administration's inner circle and has grown close to the president in recent months.it is unclear what the departure means for preibus, whom some have blamed for trump's early failures, including the collapse of the gop health care plan.






louisiana sheriff's deputy shot, killed while on-duty


baton rouge, la. — a sheriff's deputy in louisiana is dead after being shot near a movie theater in baton rouge, police said sunday.the east baton rouge sheriff's office deputy was rushed to the hospital after being shot while on duty late saturday, louisiana state police spokesman bryan lee told local media outlets. the deputy was was conducting an investigation with another deputy at a strip mall near the amc movie theater when the shooting occurred.lee said the deputies were not responding to a call for service.a suspect was shot and injured and taken to a hospital. the condition of the suspect was unavailable.baton rouge mayor-president sharon weston broome and police chief carl dabadie asked for prayers for the slain deputy's family."i think we are a very praying community and i think






louisiana sheriff's deputy shot, killed while on-duty


baton rouge, la. — a sheriff's deputy in louisiana is dead after being shot near a barber shop in baton rouge, authorities said sunday.the east baton rouge sheriff's office deputy was rushed to the hospital after being shot while on duty late saturday, louisiana state police spokesman bryan lee told local media outlets. the deputy was conducting an investigation with another deputy when the shooting occurred near classic cuts barber shop.a suspect was shot and injured and taken to a hospital. the condition of the suspect was unavailable.baton rouge mayor-president sharon weston broome and police chief carl dabadie asked for prayers for the slain deputy's family."i think we are a very praying community and i think that thoughts and prayers are needed here and we come together just like we a






oakland fire chief teresa deloach reed out on leave – the mercury news


oakland — embattled fire chief teresa deloach reed, who has been heavily criticized since 36 people died in the dec. 2 ghost ship warehouse blaze, is on leave from the department tending to a sick relative, according to a fire official.deputy chief mark hoffmann said he was told reed was out due to a sick family member, and that he and deputy chief darin white have been rotating as interim fire chief. reed has been checking in with the department during her absence, hoffmann said.oakland firefighters union vice president zac unger said that the rank-and-file has not heard a reason for her absence and she’s been gone for weeks.“all i will say is we’ve had no official notification that she’s gone but we haven’t seen her in weeks,” unger said. “we have also had no official notification of whe






thiel’s chief of staff tapped as white house deputy cto


peter thiel has been at donald trump’s side since the republican national convention, guiding the then-candidate on technology policy and brokering a meeting between him and top tech executives. now thiel has secured a place for one of his top aides in trump’s white house — michael kratsios, formerly chief of staff at thiel captial, will step into the role of deputy chief technology officer.the appointment, first reported by politico pro and confirmed by techcrunch, seems like a natural progression of kratsios’ work alongside thiel on the transition team.prior to his work at thiel captial, kratsios was the chief financial officer of clarium captial management, another fund company founded by thiel. kratsios did not respond to a request for comment from techcrunch, but describes himself on






thiel’s chief of staff tapped as white house deputy cto


peter thiel has been at donald trump’s side since the republican national convention, guiding the then-candidate on technology policy and brokering a meeting between him and top tech executives. now thiel has secured a place for one of his top aides in trump’s white house — michael kratsios, formerly chief of staff at thiel captial, will step into the role of deputy chief technology officer.the appointment, first reported by politico pro and confirmed by techcrunch, seems like a natural progression of kratsios’ work alongside thiel on the transition team.prior to his work at thiel captial, kratsios was the chief financial officer of clarium captial management, another fund company founded by thiel. kratsios did not respond to a request for comment from techcrunch, but describes himself on






thiel’s chief of staff tapped as white house deputy cto


peter thiel has been at donald trump’s side since the republican national convention, guiding the then-candidate on technology policy and brokering a meeting between him and top tech executives. now thiel has secured a place for one of his top aides in trump’s white house — michael kratsios, formerly chief of staff at thiel capital, will step into the role of deputy chief technology officer.the appointment, first reported by politico pro and confirmed by techcrunch, seems like a natural progression of kratsios’ work alongside thiel on the transition team.prior to his work at thiel capital, kratsios was the chief financial officer of clarium capital management, another fund company founded by thiel. kratsios did not respond to a request for comment from techcrunch, but describes himself on






deputy chief of staff leaves white house


the white house is experiencing a major staff-shakeup since the forced resignation of michael flynn as national security adviser. just about two months into president trump’s first term, katie walsh is out as white house deputy chief of staff, two sources told cbs news thursday.this marks the first major staffing change in the west wing and it’s not immediately clear who will replace her. walsh had served under reince priebus -- now mr. trump’s chief of staff -- at the republican national committee before the transition period and the start of the administration. “katie walsh has accepted a position with an outside organization. she has been a tremendous asset to the president and we are confident she will be so in her new role as well,” a white house official said.walsh is expected to ser






deputy chief of staff leaves white house


the white house is experiencing a major staff-shakeup since the forced resignation of michael flynn as national security adviser. just about two months into president trump’s first term, katie walsh is out as white house deputy chief of staff, two sources told cbs news thursday.this marks the first major staffing change in the west wing and it’s not immediately clear who will replace her. walsh had served under reince priebus -- now mr. trump’s chief of staff -- at the republican national committee before the transition period and the start of the administration. “katie walsh has accepted a position with an outside organization. she has been a tremendous asset to the president and we are confident she will be so in her new role as well,” a white house official said.walsh is expected to ser






boe deputy governor hogg resigns after critical report


london—a senior bank of england official resigned after a panel of lawmakers said her failure to disclose a potential conflict of interest meant she shouldn’t do her job, an unprecedented turn of events showing how the spotlight is on the central bank and its expanded role in the british economy. charlotte hogg, who was appointed chief operating officer at the boe in 2013 before being named deputy governor for markets and banking...






staff shake-up at white house as deputy chief of staff leaves


the white house is experiencing a major staff-shakeup since the forced resignation of michael flynn as national security adviser. just about two months into president trump’s first term, katie walsh is out as white house deputy chief of staff, two sources told cbs news thursday.this marks the first major staffing change in the west wing and it’s not immediately clear who will replace her. walsh had served under reince priebus -- now mr. trump’s chief of staff -- at the republican national committee before the transition period and the start of the administration. “katie walsh has accepted a position with an outside organization. she has been a tremendous asset to the president and we are confident she will be so in her new role as well,” a white house official said.walsh is expected to ser






white house picks boeing executive as pentagon's no. 2


washington — the white house announced nominees for six senior pentagon jobs on thursday, including a longtime boeing co. executive for deputy secretary of defense, in its most significant step toward surrounding defense secretary jim mattis with trump administration picks.president donald trump has struggled to fill top defense department positions. mattis is the only administration nominee to be confirmed at the pentagon. until thursday, the administration had only announced four other nominees; two of those later withdrew. trump's pick for deputy secretary is patrick m. shanahan.the latest manifestation of mattis' struggle came earlier this week when he abandoned an effort to get white house approval for his choice of policy chief, anne w. patterson, a career diplomat who was opposed by






we asked three canon lens masters to name their first and favorite lens designs:


it's not everyday you get to sit down with three master lens designers, but it's also not every day you tour canon's utsunomiya lens factory (read the interview and take the tour). each of the three gentlemen we posed our two questions to - what was the first lens you designed and what is your favorite lens - has decades of experience designing canon glass.masato okada (center), the deputy chief executive of image communication products and operations, first began designing lenses for canon back in 1982. meanwhile, kenichi izuki (right), the plant manager and shingo hayakawa (left), the deputy chief executive of image communication and products operations, have each been designing canon lenses since the late 80's/early 90's.






white house picks boeing executive as pentagon's no. 2


washington — the white house announced nominees for six senior pentagon jobs on thursday, including a longtime boeing co. executive for deputy secretary of defense, moving to fill out defense secretary jim mattis' new team.president donald trump has struggled to fill top defense department positions. mattis is the only administration nominee to be confirmed at the pentagon. until thursday, the administration had only announced four other nominees; two of those later withdrew. trump's pick for deputy secretary is patrick m. shanahan.the latest manifestation of mattis' struggle came earlier this week when he abandoned an effort to get white house approval for his choice of policy chief, anne w. patterson, a career diplomat who was opposed by some senate republicans. the white house's nominee






denver da opens criminal investigation into deputy police chief matt murray – th


denver’s district attorney on friday opened a criminal investigation into the no. 2 officer in the police department, deputy chief matt murray, over his handling of an open records request.murray already is the focus of a third-party probe into his handling of an internal affairs investigation of a reported sexual assault by an officer and his response to an open records request connected to that case.district attorney beth mccann decided to open the investigation after representatives from the denver police protective association spoke to a chief deputy in the office, according to a statement to the denver post.“the dppa has been advised that an investigation will be initiated,” the statement said.a violation of the colorado open records act is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum senten






china ex-deputy intelligence chief graft probe proceeding


beijing — prosecutors are proceeding with a corruption investigation into a former chinese deputy intelligence chief.the supreme state prosecutor's office said monday that ma jian, a former vice minister of state security, has been placed under "compulsory measures."the term can refer to arrest, detention, bail pending trial or house arrest. the proceedings in such investigations are shrouded in secrecy.prosecutors say ma is suspected of having taken bribes in return for favors and abusing his position to help his relatives' businesses. he's also accused of interfering with law enforcement and judicial activities, secreting away money and property relating to his case, and arranging for exit permits for his family members.he was expelled from the ruling communist party in december, placing






we asked three canon lens masters to name their first and favorite lens designs:


it's not everyday you get to sit down with three master lens designers, but it's also not every day you tour canon's utsunomiya lens factory (read the interview and take the tour). each of the three gentlemen we posed our two questions to - what was the first lens you designed and what is your favorite lens - has decades of experience designing canon glass.masato okada (center), the deputy chief executive of image communication products and operations, first began designing lenses for canon back in 1982. meanwhile, kenichi izuki (right), the plant manager and masato okada (left), the deputy chief executive of image communication and products operations, have each been designing canon lenses since the late 80's/early 90's.






police: texas sheriff's deputy killed his son then himself


graham, texas — investigators say a texas sheriff's deputy fatally s his son before killing himself at the home they shared northwest of fort worth.graham police chief tony widner said in a statement tuesday that 61-year-old joseph parker killed his son, 27-year-old kensy parker. their bodies were found thursday in a bedroom at the home.widner initially declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding the deaths as investigators awaited forensic results.he says no note was found and that the motive for the shooting is not clear.the elder parker was a deputy for the young county sheriff's office and previously was an officer for the graham police department.






injured deputy pulls driver from burning car; eastbound i-70 closed at bennett –


an adams county deputy who was injured in a crash on interstate 70 near bennett pulled a person from a burning car following the early morning collision tuesday, authorities say.the deputy was injured when the sheriff’s vehicle he was in was struck from behind by another car at 5:24 a.m., said sgt. rob madden, spokesman for the colorado state patrol.the deputy suffered cuts during the crash. the car that hit the sheriff’s vehicle caught on fire, madden said.“he was able to pull them from the burning vehicle,” he said.the same deputy then directed highway traffic following the accident, madden said.“they’re out there doing their job,” said madden, referring to the deputy. he said he didn’t know the gender of the deputy.the extent of the injuries to the driver rescued from the burning car is






injured deputy pulls driver from burning car; eastbound i-70 closed at bennett –


an adams county deputy who was injured in a crash on interstate 70 near bennett pulled a person from a burning car following the early morning collision tuesday, authorities say.the deputy was injured when the sheriff’s vehicle he was in was struck from behind by another car at 5:24 a.m., said sgt. rob madden, spokesman for the colorado state patrol.the deputy suffered cuts during the crash. the car that hit the sheriff’s vehicle caught on fire, madden said.“he was able to pull them from the burning vehicle,” he said.the same deputy then directed highway traffic following the accident, madden said.“they’re out there doing their job,” said madden, referring to the deputy. he said he didn’t know the gender of the deputy.the extent of the injuries to the driver rescued from the burning car is






uber seeks deputy for ceo travis kalanick after setbacks


uber technologies inc. chief executive travis kalanick confirmed tuesday the company is seeking a chief operating officer after a series of recent controversies buffeted the world’s most valuable startup.at a meeting with uber employees, mr. kalanick said he is seeking “a peer who can partner with me to write the next chapter in our...






authorities searching for motorist who s at southern colorado deputy – the denve


authorities are searching for a motorist who fired s s last week at a southern colorado deputy trying to check on his well-being.the conejos county sheriff’s office says the encounter happened jan. 24 on colorado 142 — near the town of  man a — where the deputy was out patrolling. the officer stumbled across a light-colored chevrolet silverado that was parked in the highway without visible license plates.“because of the weather, the deputy was concerned about the motorist and approached the vehicle,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “the driver of the vehicle started shooting at the deputy.”the deputy s back, officials say, before the pickup truck sped off eastbound on colorado 142. the deputy was not hurt.other conejos county sheriff’s deputies, along with the colorado state p






video shows chicago cops rushing gangway as more than 25 s s fired: 'watch the c


chicago police kill man on west sidedeputy chief al nagode describes the events leading to a fatal shooting by chicago police in the 4500 block of west washington boulevard on nov. 28, 2016. (armando l. sanchez / chicago tribune)deputy chief al nagode describes the events leading to a fatal shooting by chicago police in the 4500 block of west washington boulevard on nov. 28, 2016. (armando l. sanchez / chicago tribune)see more videos






police: kentucky deputy fatally shot suspect with knife


booneville, ky. — officials say a sheriff's deputy in kentucky has fatally shot a suspect with a knife while responding to a domestic dispute.kentucky state police said in a news release that troopers were dispatched to the shooting around 11 p.m. wednesday. their initial investigation found that an owsley county sheriff's deputy responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment near booneville and while investigating found a suspect with a knife. police say the deputy fired soon after and the suspect died.police did not immediately release any other details including the names and races of the deputy and suspect.






police: kentucky deputy fatally shot suspect with knife


booneville, ky. (ap) — officials say a sheriff’s deputy in kentucky has fatally shot a suspect who was armed with a knife while responding to a domestic dispute.kentucky state police said in a news release that troopers were dispatched to the shooting around 11 p.m. wednesday. their initial investigation found that an owsley county sheriff’s deputy responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment near booneville and while investigating found a suspect with a knife. police say the deputy fired soon after and the suspect died.police did not immediately release any other details including the names and races of the deputy and suspect.






louisiana sheriff's deputy shot, killed while on-duty


baton rouge, la. — a sheriff's deputy in louisiana is dead after being shot near a movie theater in baton rouge while on duty.local news outlets report that the east baton rouge sheriff's office deputy was rushed to the hospital after being shot late saturday. reports say he and another deputy were conducting an investigation when the shooting occurred.a suspect was shot and injured and taken to a hospital.the new orleans advocate (http://bit.ly/2nznum0 ) quoted east baton rouge sheriff's office spokeswoman casey rayborn hicks as saying the louisiana state police would conduct the investigation. the slain deputy's identity was not released.






denver orders independent investigation into deputy police chief matt murray – t


the city of denver on thursday ordered an independent investigation into the police department’s second-in-command for his handling of an internal affairs case and his response to an open records request, the department of safety announced.the investigation comes after questions were raised by the police union and local media about the actions of deputy police chief matt murray, who is in charge of the department’s administration and serves as chief of staff.in a statement, stephanie o’malley, the safety department’s executive director, said: “as executive director of safety, it is my duty to provide civilian oversight to the denver police department. as such, i have decided to initiate an outside, third party investigation into this matter to ensure transparency and accountability.”indepe






san bernardino county sheriff's deputy injured in shooting


a san bernardino county sheriff’s department deputy was shot and wounded by a robbery suspect early thursday in hesperia, authorities said.the victor valley station deputy was struck once in the chest but was wearing body armor, jodi miller, a san bernardino sheriff’s spokeswoman, said in an email. he was taken to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening and released thursday morning.the suspect was arrested thursday afternoon, the sheriff’s department said on twitter. details about the arrest were not immediately available. the deputy, whose name has not been released, responded at 11:15 p.m. wednesday to a report of an armed robbery at a chevron gas station at ranchero road and escondido avenue in hesperia, miller said.the man assaulted the store clerk, who did






trump reassigns white house deputy chief of staff to outside group


closeskip in skipxembedxshare senior white house aide katie walsh is reportedly stepping down, after less than three months on the job. veuer's amanda kabbabe (@kabbaber) has more. buzz60katie walsh(photo: cliff owen, ap) 16 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — president trump reassigned a high-ranking white house official thursday, sending deputy chief of staff katie walsh to advise an outside pro-trump political group.the switch comes a week after the administration suffered a defeat on health care in congress, and less than three months after her appointment as a top aide to white house chief of staff reince priebus,walsh will now work with the pro-trump political group america first policies, as well as the republican national committee."it was abundantly clear that we didn't have air






trump reassigns white house deputy chief of staff to outside group


closeskip in skipxembedxshare senior white house aide katie walsh is reportedly stepping down, after less than three months on the job. veuer's amanda kabbabe (@kabbaber) has more. buzz60katie walsh(photo: cliff owen, ap) 4 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — president trump reassigned a high-ranking white house official thursday, sending deputy chief of staff katie walsh to advise an outside pro-trump political group.the switch comes a week after the administration suffered a defeat on health care in congress, and less than three months after her appointment as a top aide to white house chief of staff reince priebus,walsh will now work with the pro-trump political group america first policies, as well as the republican national committee."it was abundantly clear that we didn't have air c






denver orders independent investigation into deputy police chief matt murray – t


the city of denver on thursday ordered an independent investigation into the police department’s second-in-command for his handling of an internal affairs case and his response to an open records request related to that case after questions were raised by the police union and local media, the denver department of safety announced.deputy police chief matt murray, who is in charge of the department’s administration and serves as chief of staff, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.in a statement, stephanie o’malley, the safety department’s executive director, said: “as executive director of safety, it is my duty to provide civilian oversight to the denver police department. as such, i have decided to initiate an outside, third party investigation into this matter to ensure tr






fatal shooting by deputy in lincoln county investigated


merrill, wis. — sheriff's officials in northern wisconsin say a deputy responding to a report of a car in the ditch shot and killed the driver who fired at the officer.the lincoln county sheriff's office says 40-year-old shawn igers, of wausau, was fatally shot monday evening along highway ff in the town of corning, which is southwest of merrill.a statement says a deputy with more than six years of law enforcement experience returned igers' gunfire shortly after responding to the call. the deputy is on administrative leave while an investigation is done.the wisconsin division of criminal investigation has been asked to lead the investigation.






white house deputy chief of staff katie walsh leaves administration


white house deputy chief of staff katie walsh leaves administrationdespite her low profile, walsh has become a key player in the administration's inner circle and has grown close to the president in recent months. (sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6vkpr)despite her low profile, walsh has become a key player in the administration's inner circle and has grown close to the president in recent months. (sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6vkpr)see more videos






florida deputy hurt breaking up fight after soccer game


orlando, fla. — authorities say a florida sheriff's deputy is recovering after he was injured while trying to break up a fight between fans after the orlando city soccer game.the orlando sentinel (http://bit.ly/2lmiowq ) reports the orange county sheriff's deputy was working extra duty for the orlando police department at the team's home opening game sunday. it was the team's first game in its new stadium.orlando police lt. robert bear tells news outlets that several people involved in the fight started "striking and choking the deputy." he says three people were arrested and police are continuing an investigation. their names and charges against them haven't been released.officials say the deputy was taken to a hospital with a leg injury. his name wasn't released.the team beat new york ci






morning joe blasts white house for asking fbi to ‘clean up’ russia leaks


msnbc’s joe scarborough was shocked by reports that the white house chief of staff asked fbi officials to walk back claims that the trump campaign team communicated regularly with russian intelligence.reince priebus privately asked fbi deputy director andrew mccabe to knock down inaccurate media reports about the russia contacts, reported cnn, and the same white house official told the network that president donald trump’s chief of staff also asked fbi director james comey to authorize investigators to dispute the stories.scarborough and his “morning joe” co-panelists agreed the request was improper — but not surprising.“why would anybody at the white house be allowed to talk to the fbi, or vice versa, if they’re in the middle of an investigation?” scarborough said. “i can understand takin