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Surgery problems at Fayetteville VA cited in inspection report

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 44 min ago
The Fayetteville VA failed to perform adequate evaluations of patients prior to surgeries, did not review deaths within 30 days of operations and had to delay or cancel procedures due to a lack of medical instruments, according to investigators.

Bahrain’s Lockheed F-16 purchase said to come with US strings

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 54 min ago
The Obama administration has told Congress it won’t complete approval for Bahrain to buy as many as 19 F-16 fighter jets and upgrades for older ones until the Gulf ally demonstrates progress on human rights, according to people familiar with the issue.

US navigating shifting security interests in Asia-Pacific

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 55 min ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday opened talks in Hawaii with his counterparts from 10 Southeast Asian nations, even as U.S. relations with the Philippines, a longtime American ally, grew shakier.

Kadena too much for Kubasaki again

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 36 sec ago
Panthers (3-0) racked up 361 yards of offense on 51 plays, while the defense held the Dragons (1-2) to 105 yards on the same number of snaps.

Think Russia isn’t directing rebels in Ukraine? Then read this about leaked emails.

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 5 min ago
The leaked emails, which were acquired and are being reported on by two German outlets, provide evidence of how closely involved Russia is in the separatist movement at the heart of Ukraine’s so-called civil war.

5 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 8 min ago
The sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind a brazen ambush on a military convoy using grenades and high-powered guns that left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded on Friday, officials said.

DEA defies senators' appeal to reconsider 'unprecedented' kratom ban

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 15 min ago
A bipartisan group of nine senators is calling on the DEA to delay its "unprecedented" decision to ban kratom, a plant that researchers say holds great potential for mitigating the effects of the opioid epidemic.

Yokota routs Zama for third time this season

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 20 min ago
Kishaun Kimble-Brooks led Yokota’s offense with 35 yards on nine carries. He scored on a 5-yard run.

IG: VA overpaid hundreds of millions to GI Bill schools

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 22 min ago
Schools approved for the GI Bill received $247.6 million more than they should have during the 2013-2014 academic year, according to a report released Friday from the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general’s office.

After Syria collapse, US says it still has a 'Plan B'

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 25 min ago
U.S. officials say they're weighing new options to stop the bombing campaign by Russia and Syria that's plunged the city of Aleppo deeper into misery. Few people outside the Obama administration believe there's much it will do.

Texas pulls out of federal refugee resettlement program

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 33 min ago
Texas has formally stopped helping the U.S. government provide aid and services to refugees, citing alleged safety concerns.

Michigan man digs up late Army general's graduation ring

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 35 min ago
A graduation ring belonging to a World War II Army general who died six years ago has been found and returned to his family in East Lansing.

Contracts For Sept. 30, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - 2 hours 39 min ago
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded an
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Names of foreign students trained at Army school protected, court rules

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 49 min ago
The Defense Department does not have to disclose the names of foreign students who attend a U.S. Army school whose predecessor trained South American military officials linked to massacres and other crimes, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

High-profile Texas sheriff tied to a rogue Navy unit facing a criminal probe

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 51 min ago
Less well known are Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West's strange connections to a rogue Navy intelligence office at the Pentagon that has been under criminal investigation for the past three years.

Cuba approves US air marshals on commercial flights

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 7 min ago
The TSA admitted in mid-September that no federal air marshals were aboard the regularly scheduled commercial flights to Cuba that started in late August.

Bronze Star winner Villanueva's saga being told by USAA

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 18 min ago
It's rare enough for a football player from a military academy to make the NFL. How about a captain and Bronze Star winner?

With a key drive under his belt, Will Worth leads Navy football to Air Force

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 23 min ago
Will Worth's next assignment comes with a great deal at stake, with Navy (3-0) playing Air Force (3-0) on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the first leg of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy competition.

Ruling Bosnian Serbs, pro-EU group face-off in local votes

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 30 min ago
Bosnians will vote Sunday in local elections marked by a battle over who will run the municipalities in the part of the country run by Bosnian Serbs — a pro-European Union coalition or the already ruling separatist party with close ties to Russia.

Snags in Europe plan to relocate migrants from Greece, Italy

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 33 min ago
Hungary is holding a referendum on Sunday against future European Union quotas for accepting asylum seekers, but schemes already in place to ensure EU member countries are taking in a fair share of the migrants reaching Europe hardly are working now.
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