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S. Korea's Park says 'sorry' as she's to undergo questioning

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:48
South Korea's just-ousted president said she was "sorry" to the people as she arrived Tuesday at a prosecutors' office for questioning over a corruption scandal that led to her removal from office.

Airman saved a tiny girl from Katrina - and inspired her to follow in his footsteps

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:23
The duo made national headlines in 2015 when Air Force Master Sgt. Mike Maroney, now in his early 40s, launched a social media campaign to track down the girl. He didn't know her name or where she lived, but had spent the 10 years since Katrina carrying a photo snapped on the day she was rescued.

North Dakota man sentenced for Kandahar Airfield wire theft

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:50
Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Benjamin Guidry was sentenced Monday following his conviction for theft of government property. The government says evidence at trial showed he solicited two civilian contractors at Kandahar Airfield to obtain various materials for him in exchange for cash.

Pakistan fears military funds under scrutiny amid Trump aid cuts

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:47
Since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, Pakistan has received billions of dollars in U.S. military aid while providing supply lines for its invasion of Afghanistan. Any further cut in U.S. military aid, which includes direct financing and training to Pakistan’s powerful army, would be an added blow to the nation’s widening current account and fiscal deficits.

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

DoD News Releases - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:45
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation
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Trump will propose 1.9 percent raise for federal workers

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:40
The Trump administration, after announcing plans to slash spending across much of the government, will recommend a 1.9 percent raise for federal workers to take effect in January, according to a budget document and a senior budget official.

Forever prisoner Abu Zubaydah due at Guantanamo court

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:55
Lawyers say the judge in the Sept. 11 war crimes case has agreed to hear testimony next week from forever prisoner Abu Zubaydah, the CIA’s first black site interrogation subject.

Womack Army Medical Center to look back on tragedy that killed 24 soldiers, injured 170

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:51
What was supposed to be a routine jump from clear blue skies on March 24, 1994, became instead a scene of horror with burning and injured soldiers strewn among the wreckage. Twenty-four 82nd Airborne Division soldiers died and more than 170 others were injured.

Fact Check: Trump twists FBI chief's words on Russia

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:42
President Donald Trump produced a running commentary Monday on FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress. Thanks to the length of the hearing and the immediacy of Twitter, Comey was able to comment on the president's commentary without leaving his seat.

Democrats blast FBI director after probe revelation

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:38
FBI Director James Comey's testimony Monday that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blame him for rattling the 2016 campaign's closing days.

Report: Calls to veterans’ suicide hotline still being sent to backup centers

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:17
The Veterans Crisis Line continued to send approximately 30 percent of its calls to backup centers near the end of 2016, according to an internal watchdog report released Monday that outlined widespread problems with the suicide hotline.

Contracts For March 20, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTSNAVYAustal USA LLC, Mobile, Alabama, is being awarded a $36,608,865 cost-plus-fixed-fee
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General Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:47
The chief of staff, Army announces the following officer assignments:Maj. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter,
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'Skyscraper curse' claims new victim in $4 billion tower in Seoul

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:27
The glass-bottomed observation deck sitting 118 stories up in the Seoul sky isn't for the faint of heart. That condition would apply to the tower's builder, the beleaguered Lotte Group, as well.

Al-Qaida steps up violence against Syrian government

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:48
Under pressure from fellow insurgents and escalating airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, Syria's al-Qaida branch is stepping up violence against President Bashar Assad's strongholds with precise, high-profile attacks, including a surprising breach of the capital in the most serious infiltration in years.

Sen. Menendez rebuffed by top court on corruption charges

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:37
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a long-shot appeal from Sen. Robert Menendez, clearing the way for a criminal corruption trial that could begin as early as this fall.

Marines update social media policy amid nude-photo sharing scandal

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:24
Marines who act illegally or immorally on the Internet will be punished, according to the Marine Corps’ new social media policy released in the wake of an illicit-photo sharing scandal.

Offering goodwill, US cultivates partnership in South Asia

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:15
The line began forming hours before sunrise at Kirinda Peripheral Hospital, in a rural, south coast town known mostly by the nation’s big-city folk for its nearby elephant sanctuary. The Sri Lankan, U.S. and Australian military teams expected about 400 patients to show up. By afternoon, there were well over 1,000.

Island nation in Indian Ocean now a big draw for US, China

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:15
The answer to why a state-of-the-art port exists in a remote part of one of Asia’s smallest nations lies a short distance out in the Indian Ocean.

Iraqi officials say Baghdad bombing kills at least 23

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:42
Iraqi officials say a car bomb in Baghdad has killed at least 23 people and wounded 45 others.
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