US Announces Planned $2.37 Billion Weapon Sale to Taiwan | Political News

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday notified Congress of plans for a $2.37 billion sale of Harpoon missile systems to Taiwan just hours after Beijing announced sanctions on U.S. defense contractors, including Boeing, the lead contractor on the Harpoon deal.

“The United States maintains an abiding interest in peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and considers the security of Taiwan central to the security and stability of the broader Indo-Pacific region,” the State Department said. It said the sale would not alter the military balance in the region.

Harpoon missiles are capable of striking ships and land targets. Boeing says the missile uses GPS-aided inertial navigation and delivers a 500-pound blast warhead. It can target coastal defense sites, surface-to-air missile sites, exposed aircraft, ships in port, and port and industrial facilities.

Earlier Monday, China said it was imposing sanctions on

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New North Dallas community planned for 21 homes

An Arizona-based homebuilder has purchased a North Dallas development site with plans to build a new urban community.

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Darling Homes, a subsidiary of Taylor Morrison Corp., has acquired more than six acres on Vanguard Way south of Forest Lane in Dallas.

The vacant property is just east of U.S. Highway 75, adjacent to the Urban Reserve neighborhood.

Darling Homes plans to build 21 houses in a project it calls Enclave at Vanguard Way. The one and two-story houses will range from 3,000 to 4,000 square feet.

“This is a rare infill opportunity,” Keith Hurand, Dallas Division President for Darling Homes, said in a statement. “This location allows homebuyers to not only build on an oversized lot but also to be inside the loop in a highly desirable Richardson submarket with a prestigious Dallas address.

“Enclave at Vanguard Way offers one of the few opportunities in Dallas to build

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Cherre and Planned Grocery Announce Partnership to Integrate Planned Grocery Retail Data into Real Estate Data Platform

This partnership will enable mutual customers to easily connect grocery retail data across the U.S. with other important real estate datasets for analysis and strategic decision making

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cherre, the award winning real estate data management platform, today announced a new data partnership with Planned Grocery, the nation’s leading provider of grocery location data. This new partnership will enable mutual customers to incorporate grocery retail data with other key real estate datasets for research, planning, and investment decisions. Planned Grocery will also join Cherre’s growing partner network, providing turnkey access for customers of both companies.

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With Planned Grocery’s data, investors can see where and when new grocery stores will be built. This future looking data makes property research and due diligence easier by providing grocery store locations which include the exact location, size, opening date, and data source. Studies have shown

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Public hearing on Paso Robles’ Beechwood Specific Plan planned for Tuesday council meeting

A public hearing will be held Tuesday for the largest housing development currently in the works in Paso Robles.

It’s another opportunity for the community to comment on the Beechwood Specific Plan near Virginia Peterson Elementary School.

The project has been at least 14 years in the making, but Tuesday night could mark the final hurdle.

“Our objective is to secure approval of the development plan, the environmental impact report, and the development agreement between the city and the property owners,” said Dan Lloyd, Beechwood Specific Plan Project Manager.

The project spans roughly 230 acres with upwards of 900 housing units.

“This is the largest one that we have at this time and really the last of the specific plans that we see in the near future,” said Darren Nash, Paso Robles City Planner.

Units include single-family residential, duplexes, triplexes, condos, and apartments.

“We expect the price ranges to go

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Trump administration gives notice to Congress on three planned arms sales to Taiwan

The Trump administration has alerted Congress of its intent to move forward with three advanced weapons sales to Taiwan, a congressional aide and a source familiar told CNN Monday.



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The move comes as the administration seeks to bolster ties with Taipei amid escalating tensions with Beijing. The sales are likely to further inflame those tensions.

According to the sources, the administration provided informal notification over the weekend of the proposed sales of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System — a long-range rocket artillery system that can strike targets up to 190 miles away — Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response — cruise missiles that are fired from aircraft and are designed to strike ground targets — and external sensor pods for F-16 jets.

The informal notification process is a common practice in which the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee get a heads up

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