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Gillibrand reintroduces military justice reform bill for fifth time

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 1 min ago
The bill has been brought to vote on the Senate floor twice, winning a bipartisan majority vote both times but failing to clear a filibuster.

Germany bans children's smart watches with listening app

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 17 min ago
Bundesnetzagentur also says that if buyers of the products become known to authorities, they will be told to destroy the watches.

5 militants, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

Stars & Stripes - 15 hours 55 min ago
Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan and both countries claim it in its entirety. Nearly 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.

Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean in 46 boats

Stars & Stripes - 16 hours 2 min ago
Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants try the crossing each year. Packed into unseaworthy craft, thousands drown in the attempt.

Perry turns heads for strong finish behind perennial power Kinnick

Stars & Stripes - 16 hours 14 min ago
Scoring second-place berths for the Samurai were Gio Cano (108), Brad Ponsiano (115), Bryan Williams (135), Ethan Cecil (168), Zac Forester (215) and Marshall China (heavyweight).

Mladic trial to end, where will next war crimes court start?

Stars & Stripes - 16 hours 44 min ago
Ratko Mladic's trial is the last at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which was set up in 1993 to prosecute crimes committed in the Balkan wars of the early 1990s.

16th MP Brigade commander reinstated; 'no wrongdoing on his part'

Stars & Stripes - 16 hours 56 min ago
"Col. Larry Dewey was reinstated Friday as the 16th Military Police Brigade commander after an internal investigation found no wrongdoing on his part," a spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps said.

USS Benfold collides with Japanese tugboat during towing exercise; no injuries reported

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 49 min ago
No injuries were reported after a U.S. warship collided with a Japanese commercial tugboat Saturday in Japan’s Sagami Bay.

State Department defends reorganization, admits low morale

Stars & Stripes - 20 hours 9 min ago
The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps.

Navy's economic impact on Norfolk region jumps by $1.5 billion

Stars & Stripes - 20 hours 42 min ago
Much of that growth may be accounted for by the addition of the aircraft carriers George Washington — which moved to Norfolk from Japan in late 2015 — and the Gerald R. Ford.

Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old veteran dies

Stars & Stripes - 20 hours 56 min ago
Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a World War II veteran who died in their care.

UN seeks to put human rights experts into new Sahel force

Stars & Stripes - 21 hours 5 min ago
The framework includes vetting potential troops before deployment to ensure they are not rights violators and requiring that rules of engagement meet human rights requirements.

Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman's death

Stars & Stripes - 21 hours 16 min ago
Ikram Indama, who has links to Muslim militants, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Minnesota business lets veterans try blacksmithing for free

Stars & Stripes - 22 hours 8 min ago
The idea to host a free event for veterans stemmed from a study discovered by Ken Zitur, which indicated that blacksmithing may be therapeutic for veterans suffering from PTSD.

USS Little Rock, Navy's newest warship, has official chicken wing recipe

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:34
The Anchor Bar — a Buffalo, N.Y. institution which is credited with inventing Buffalo-style chicken wings — is on board with the official chicken wing recipe for the USS Little Rock, which makes its grand appearance next month.

Sailor accused of murder at Navy party shot in self-defense, lawyer says

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:29
Donald Dwight Lee Bowman, who’s charged with murder, was working security at a party packed with fellow Navy personnel on Nov. 4 when he shot and killed a party goer.

Couple quit Guantanamo after dumpster-dive arrest

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:11
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Ismael Gonzalez, 48, said he resigned his post as the wartime prison’s contract Operational Security Manager because his workplace had become a "hostile environment."

Fighting veteran suicide gets personal for one Gold Star family

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:06
In the months immediately following her son’s passing, Patti Best grieved. But it wasn’t long before she became determined to do something to ensure those who leave the military get the help they need before it’s too late, even if they don’t think they need it.

Hospital says N. Korean soldier's condition stabilizing

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:30
While the soldier's vital signs are stabilizing, he continues to remain unconscious and relying on a breathing machine. After consecutive surgeries to repair internal organ damage and other injuries, no further surgeries are planned as of yet.
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