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Tuskegee Airman speaks at Black History Month event

Stars & Stripes - 55 min 17 sec ago
Throughout his career, he flew aircraft such as Bell P-39 Airacobra, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt and North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft.

Push made to honor war hero

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 22 min ago
Lt. Col. James Megellas earned the Distinguished Service Cross and two Silver Stars for actions in Holland and Belgium during the war.

Kell hits big 3s to help SDSU beat Air Force 70-61

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 58 min ago
Van and Graham each scored 17 for Air Force, which lost its second straight and 10th in 12 games.

Dunbar helps Navy top Lafayette 74-68

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 9 min ago
Tilman Dunbar scored 21 points and had six assists for the Midshipmen (18-9, 9-5 Patriot).

Ferguson's double-double leads Army past American 65-59

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 15 min ago
With the win, the Black Knights (15-11, 6-8 Patriot) have four consecutive 15-win seasons for the first time since the 1920-24 seasons.

India disappointed by sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 22 min ago
India says it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and does not believe such an arms transfer would help combat terrorism.

Seoul: Pyongyang used money from joint factories for weapons

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 32 min ago
South Korea says most of the money it paid to North Korea for the now-shuttered jointly run industrial park was channeled into weapons programs and used to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's elite.

Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissident

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 37 min ago
A Chinese nationalist newspaper says Americans politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident.

New hope for Arizona Army Guard to keep its Apaches

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 00:51
The future looks a little brighter for the Apache attack helicopters flown by the Arizona Army National Guard at the sprawling Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana.

Scalia's death plunges court, national politics into turmoil

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 23:59
Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving member of the current Supreme Court and an intellectual leader of the conservative legal movement, died Saturday, and his death set off an immediate political battle about the future of the court and its national role.

Prosecutors: Airman admitted putting hands on child's neck

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 23:50
Military prosecutors say an airman has admitted to putting his hands on the neck of his two-year-old stepson.

Teen who conspired with soldier boyfriend calls herself 'monster' in mother's death

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 23:48
A 14-year-old girl accused of plotting with her soldier boyfriend to kill her mother last year called herself "a monster" as she pleaded guilty in exchange for a 35-year-to-life sentence, according to a transcript of the court proceeding.

Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 21:58
President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans.

Despite opposition, Army and Navy forge ahead with Northwest forest training plans

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 21:15
When an Air Force survival school searched for a spot to teach pilots how to build fires in a rainforest, it landed on one of the wettest, darkest locations in the continental United States.

Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 20:59
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the fiery conservative who used a sharp intellect, barbed wit and a zeal for verbal combat to fight against the tide of modern liberalism, has died. He was 79.

Bergdahl lawyers appeal to military's highest court

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 20:38
Lawyers for alleged deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are asking the military's highest court to partially lift the stay on his court-martial proceedings.

Why the death of a Supreme Court justice in office is unusual

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 19:25
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia has died, according to news and official reports Saturday afternoon. While it used to be a fairly common event, over the past half-century justices have rarely died while still in office.

Cuba returns dummy Hellfire missile mistakenly received

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 17:37
Cuba has returned a dummy U.S. Hellfire missile that was mistakenly shipped there from Europe in 2014, American and Cuban officials said Saturday.

Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 16:08
Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality.

Wiesbaden hands Ramstein first defeat

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 15:41
Isiah Washington poured in a game-high 23 points in Saturday's Wiesbaden victory, which snapped the Royals 12-game win streak.
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