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Officials consider making changes to Air Force marathon

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 15 min ago
Air Force marathon officials say they are considering making changes to their races after attendance dropped by nearly 2,000 runners.

From NTC to Harvey: Fort Bliss aviators stay busy this summer

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 7 min ago
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment got a double dose of training and action this summer.

Fort Carson brigade's training adds credence to reports of overseas deployment

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 10 min ago
Officially, Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team isn't going anywhere. But, unconfirmed reports that the Army is sending the 3,500-soldier unit to Afghanistan next year gained credence with the brigade training for the past week as if an overseas battle is imminent.

North Korea’s nuclear weapons are deterring US first strike, Russian official says

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 20 min ago
North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons is preventing the U.S. from launching a first strike against the rogue nation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday.

A hospital released a drug-addicted veteran with an opioid prescription. One day later, he was dead

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:40
Jeromy Bubacz, 29, had been fighting prescription drug addiction for years after he was diagnosed with a lung condition that cost him his position in the U.S. Marine Corps. That didn't stop a hospital from sending him home with 120 opioids.

Naval Submarine Base New London drills to include automatic weapons firing

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 21:00
The Navy submarine base in Groton is planning security drills that will include the firing of automatic weapons loaded with blanks.

Special forces soldier from New Hampshire killed in Florida car crash

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 20:24
The U.S. Army says a soldier from New Hampshire has died in a car crash in Florida.

Iraq's Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:35
Iraq's Kurds are set to vote Monday in a referendum on support for independence that has stirred fears of instability across the region as the war against the Islamic State group winds down. The Kurds are likely to approve the referendum, but the non-binding vote is not expected to result in any formal declaration of independence.

Kushner used private email account for some White House business

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 18:53
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has used a private email account to conduct and discuss official White House business dozens of times, his lawyer confirmed Sunday.

FIFA set to relax ban on war dead commemorations at games

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 16:47
FIFA is set to relax the rules that ban teams from commemorating non-sporting events at soccer matches in response to high-profile disputes with British associations over honoring war dead.

In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 16:33
Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building is one of the last hopes: one of just two sites left where searchers believe they may still find someone trapped alive in Mexico City.

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:33
A masked gunman entered a church in Tennessee on Sunday and opened fire, killing at least one person and injuring seven others before apparently shooting himself, an official said.

President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:33
President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked angry protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance.

Palestinian leader tries to put Trump on notice with warning

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:01
Overshadowed by last week's showdown between the U.S. and North Korea, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued an ominous warning in his address to the United Nations: With hopes running out for an independent Palestinian state, the Palestinian leader said he may have no choice but to seek a single, binational state with Israel.

Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 14:56
German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament.

Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner seeks release from jail

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 14:38
Reality Leigh Winner should be released from jail pending her trial in the National Security Agency leak investigation because new information has surfaced that weakens the government’s case for keeping her behind bars, her attorneys are arguing in new court papers.

France: Macron's party suffers hit in French Senate election

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 14:17
French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party suffered its first electoral blow Sunday, as rival conservatives dominated the Senate election amid mounting disenchantment with Macron's leadership.

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:54
Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it.

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:53
Large amounts of federal aid have begun moving into Puerto Rico, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status.

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:41
Citizens of more than half a dozen countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban.
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