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Veterans bring valuable job skills

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 9 min ago
As veterans come back to civilian life, they may bring several skills that can be valuable to employers — a fact some employers are beginning to realize, said Cynthia Spiers, vice president of student affairs at Rhodes State College.

Defense secretary pick Ashton Carter is primed for confirmation

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 20 min ago
If confirmed as secretary of defense, Ashton Carter will confront urgent concerns: automatic budget cuts slated to gouge the Pentagon's proposed $561 billion budget, countering Islamic State militants menacing Iraq and Syria, and what Sen. John McCain has called "incessant White House micro-management" of the military.

Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 47 min ago
The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.

New Augusta VA director brings wealth of experience

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 38 min ago
Veterans and community leaders applauded the hiring of Maria Andrews last week as the next director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, saying her 35 years of experience in government health care could give the troubled Augusta hospital a fresh start.

'Free' ferry running up multimillion-dollar tab for Alaska borough's residents

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 49 min ago
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s “free” ferry Susitna, a beach-landing prototype built by the Office of Naval Research, has cost local taxpayers more than $4.4 million. No ferry landings were ever built, so the vessel waits at Ward Cove in Ketchikan ... and the bills keep adding up.

Warming Cuba relations may bring consulate back to Tampa

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 4 min ago
The threat of violence hung over Tampa in the days after Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, but not for the reasons you might think.

New spy case shows Russia up to old tricks, prosecutors say

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 31 min ago
Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case didn't hide behind fake identities and weren't stealing military secrets. The evidence even suggests they were annoyed that their assignment wasn't more like a James Bond film.

Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 12 min ago
Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.

Marathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 53 min ago
When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's case begins, his lawyers are likely to pin their hopes — and the bombings themselves — on his older brother, Tamerlan.

Suddenly, the Democrats have ideas too

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 20 min ago
In politics, nothing concentrates the mind like electoral defeat — unless it’s the low roar of an oncoming presidential campaign.

Victorious Kurds ask for promised weapons

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 20 min ago
With the victory last week over Islamic State forces at Kobani, Syria, one might think that the United States and Iraqi governments would be looking to increase shipments of armaments to the Kurdish forces who did the actual fighting.

Photos of the week: Army

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 20 min ago
Our staff-selected photos of the week of the Army in action.

Obamacare can survive losing next high court case

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 20 min ago
The legal case against the administration is strong, and ruling accordingly won’t kill the health care law.

Egypt releases Australian Al-Jazeera reporter

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 42 min ago
A senior Egyptian prison official and the country's official news agency say Al-Jazeera's Australian reporter Peter Greste has been freed from prison and is on his way to Cairo airport to leave the country.

Monument honoring US 32nd Colored Infantry unveiled at Fort Howell

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 59 min ago
A 30-pound sheet metal sculpture of a member of the U.S. 32nd Colored Infantry was unveiled Saturday at Mitchelville, a day dripping with symbolism.

Katy Perry says Super Bowl halftime show will make you 'Roar'

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 6 min ago
Katy Perry says her Super Bowl halftime performance will make you “Roar” — with animals.

Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 8 min ago
As Marion “Suge” Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul’s latest and most serious run-in with the law.

Pumped for this Wretched Excess Season

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 10 min ago
Beer, Benjamin Franklin supposedly said but almost certainly didn’t, is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Without cannonballing into deep theological waters, perhaps Deflategate proves the same thing.

Bomb on bus in central Damascus kills 7

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 1 min ago
A bomb exploded on a bus near Damascus' medieval city center on Sunday, killing at least seven people, including Lebanese Shiite pilgrims, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media.

Ex-spy chief wanted in Colombia for wiretaps surrenders

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 33 min ago
The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe.
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