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UN: At least 1,466 Iraqis killed in June due to violence

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:23
At least 1,466 Iraqis were killed by armed conflict in June, up more than 40 percent from the previous month as security forces suffered mounting casualties battling the Islamic State group, according to U.N. figures released Wednesday.

Four living history events still happening for Gettysburg 152

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:20
The hotel room is booked, the bags are packed and the neighbor has plans to check on the pets. All that's left to do is make that trip to Gettysburg you've been planning for all year.

New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:17
A new report says erosion is eating away at Alaska's northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure.

USS Gettysburg returns artifacts to Adams County

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:14
For the past 20 years, the battlefields of Gettysburg and the USS Gettysburg have shared more than their name.

Ruling a step forward for gay servicemembers, but questions remain

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:10
When Army Lt. Col. Josh Hawley-Molloy arrived for duty in San Antonio with his husband, Johnathon, and their 2-year-old daughter, Kylie, he wondered how his family would fare in a state that didn’t recognize their marriage.

US probing possible airline collusion to keep fares high

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:01
The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:50
Greece's government appeared to be caving into demands from its creditors on Wednesday, offering concessions in a desperate attempt to get more aid hours after its bailout program expired.

Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:39
He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of his lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization.

Blog: F-16 beat F-35 Lightning II in air combat test

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:30
The expensive, high-tech F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter was recently outperformed by an F-16 during an air combat test, according to the military blog War Is Boring.

Consider veterans when setting off fireworks

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:28
Independence Day is a celebration of patriots, but the Fourth of July is one of the most difficult days of the year for many of those who made sacrifices for American freedom.

Contractor gets prison in Fort Dix extortion scheme

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:18
A Bucks County contractor who extorted hundreds of dollars in kickbacks from his employees was sentenced Tuesday in Camden to more than seven years in federal prison, federal prosecutors said.

Flag battle isn't over, Sons of Confederate Veterans say

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:12
Weeks after losing in the nation’s highest court and watching public opinion of the Confederate flag fall nationwide, the Sons of Confederate Veterans are digging in their heels and preparing for battle once more.

Most Fredericksburg-area retailers keep Confederate battle flag on shelves

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:01
Ben “Cooter” Jones, who gained fame on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” said he won’t pull items depicting the flag from his store’s shelves or get rid of the car from the TV show popular in the early 1980s.

Eyes on the Gold: Octogenarian training for Senior Olympics

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:43
Frank Lathron served tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam. Two bullets threatened his life 19 years ago when a gunman opened fire in a Valdosta establishment. He’s endured numerous injuries. He’s survived cancer.

Senators team up to prevent major cuts to Pikes Peak region military facilities

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:39
Colorado's senators crossed party lines last week and teamed up to ask the secretary of defense to look kindly on the state when making decisions about reducing forces at military installations.

California’s commercial drone industry is taking off

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:37
As the largest American maker of consumer drones, 3D Robotics Inc. sees big opportunities in selling mini-helicopters with cameras, sensors and whirling propellers that buzz like angry hornets.

After fleeing the Nazis and a Siberian camp as a child, woman fights for family's legacy

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:32
She fled the Nazis. Escaped a Siberian prison camp. Survived hunger and homelessness in Central Asia. Battled malaria, dysentery and lice on deportation trains and overloaded ships. Landed, finally, in Middle East exile. All by the age of 7.

Review: 'Terminator Genisys' does not compute

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:29
How is “Terminator Genisys” different from Elon Musk’s rocket? At least the rocket got off the ground before exploding.

SpaceX failure tests its bold agenda

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:27
Before its unmanned rocket disintegrated Sunday, SpaceX had become an industry rising star. The brainchild of billionaire Elon Musk was not just blasting spacecraft into orbit, but was making it look easy.
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