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Coast Guard: 4 missing after sailboats capsize off Alabama

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 54 min ago
A powerful storm capsized several sailboats and left four people missing, the Coast Guard said, while a mayor said one death had been confirmed.

Acting police chief, civilian killed in southern Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 59 min ago
An Afghan official says a gunman shot and killed an acting police chief and a civilian in the southern Uruzgan province.

North Carolina vet finally receives Purple Heart in Fort Hood shooting

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 18 min ago
More than five years after an Army psychiatrist nearly killed him in a shooting rampage that killed many others, Matt Cooke received a Purple Heart medal at a ceremony Saturday.

Missouri Air National Guard seeks to grow in five-year plan

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 44 min ago
During the next five years, the economic impact of the Missouri Air National Guard in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas could be in excess of $775 million.

Despite violence, migrants flock to South Africa

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 7 min ago
Angry mobs who have burned foreigners alive and ransacked their businesses in South Africa aren't enough to deter more immigrants flocking in who say conditions are even worse at home.

Poland bars Russian bikers; Night Wolves planned retracing Red Army's path to Berlin

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:50
Poland denied entry to members of the Russian Night Wolves motorcycle club, obstructing a planned tour to celebrate the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany that some European officials have denounced as a provocation.

70 years after WWII: 72 babies born at repatriation camp

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:41
Seventy-two children were born to Japanese women detained at the No. 379 repatriation camp in Maoka, currently Kholmsk on southern Sakhalin, after World War II, according to documents preserved at the State Archives of the Russian Federation.

Mexico holds North Korean freighter over UN weapons sanctions

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:00
The North Korean freighter did more than tear up staghorn and elkhorn coral. It also crashed into U.N. sanctions that have trapped it in the hands of the Mexican government.

3 names added to Tuskegee Airmen Memorial in Pennsylvania

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 22:46
James R. “Wink” Simmons spent part of World War II in the Balkans, North Africa and behind Russian lines.

Israeli planes strike Syria, Arab media report

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:34
Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials.

Under microscope for gyrocopter, Capitol Police stretched thin

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 19:10
Members of Congress agreed Doug Hughes is lucky to be alive after his dangerous stunt, based on what they learned about the April 15 gyrocopter landing during closed-door briefings from Capitol law enforcement.

Aipac takes on pro-Israel Republicans

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 17:00
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has been quietly pressing Republicans to oppose a series of pro-Israel amendments that lawmakers will try to add to the Iran legislation coming up for debate on the Senate floor next week.

Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills nearly 2,000

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 16:41
Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, while rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 2,000 people.

US sending disaster response team, $1 million aid to Nepal

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 15:31
The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal following a devastating earthquake that shook three countries.

Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 14:50
Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a second day Saturday demanding more help from both the Uruguayan and the U.S. governments for adapting to life in their new home in this South American country.

Naples hands Patch first defeat

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 14:45
Wildcats down Panthers 2-0 in boys contest, though Patch girls pin 5-1 defeat on Naples.

US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 14:22
With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.

'Operation Babylift' kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 14:09
Vietnamese orphans airlifted to the United States in the frantic final days of the Vietnam War have been reunited with some of the soldiers who helped evacuate them.

Kaiserslautern looks strong halfway through track season

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:27
Raiders take 20 firsts in seven-team event, but others have at least a few highlights as well.

Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:09
Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II.
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