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When it comes to veterans' issues, Trump and Clinton offer different approaches

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 18:10
With an estimated 21.6 million former servicemembers in the United States, veterans are a politically consequential group. See where the presidential candidates stand on veterans' issues.

Oregon receives $500K to assist veterans in rural areas

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 18:01
The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs said Monday it will receive grants worth a combined $500,000 to provide free transportation to medical appointments for military veterans living in 10 rural counties.

UN wants $200 million to compensate Haiti cholera victims

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 17:47
David Nabarro, a special adviser to the secretary-general, said Monday that the money to "provide material assistance" was part of a new U.N. approach to dealing with the disease that is believed to have been introduced to Haiti by U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal.

Ex-Fort Bragg soldier who killed teen commits suicide in prison

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:54
A former Fort Bragg soldier sentenced in August for killing a Spring Lake teenage in 2011 was found dead in his prison cell Sunday afternoon. Christopher Roger Blackett's death is being ruled a suicide, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

As cars become more reliant on computers, government moves to protect against cyber attacks

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:12
Less than a week after one of the most massive cyber attacks in U.S. history, federal officials want to ensure that hackers won't be able to invade the computers that increasingly control automobiles.

FBI headquarters decision delayed until next year

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:11
Three locations in Greenbelt, Md., Landover, Md., and Springfield, Va., are under consideration for the project and a short list of developers has been selected to compete for the work. Funding remains a persistent concern however, as construction is likely to cost upwards of $2 billion.

Cobie Smulders toughens up: Actress relishes another action turn in the new ‘Jack Reacher’ film with Tom Cruise

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:07
Cobie Smulders is “very stubborn, very competitive, driven.” All characteristics she puts on display in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” in which she stars as a decorated Army major who goes on the run with Tom Cruise’s renegade investigator.

Movie review: Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Halloween’ is all about the laughs

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:03
Fans of Mabel “Madea” Simmons’ longtime foil Joe will be happy to see the wisecracking character let loose — even looser than usual — in Tyler Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween.”

Contracts For Oct. 24, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:00
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a maximum
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Conn. dentists' candy buyback will benefit military charity

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:59
In a continued attempt to keep kids from bingeing on candy this Halloween, the Connecticut State Dental Association will once again sponsor a Halloween Candy Buy Back Program.

San Diego shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO announces possible layoffs

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:57
The last major shipbuilder on the West Coast began informing 700 employees Friday they may lose their jobs in January.

Pets to be banned from Arlington National Cemetery

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:20
Arlington National Cemetery will banish pets from its 624 acres under a new policy taking effect Wednesday, cemetery officials announced.

Judge delays former Navy chaplain's child-porn sentencing

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 13:38
A federal judge has again postponed the child pornography sentencing of a former Navy chaplain and Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting a Naval Academy midshipman years ago.

As Iraqis flee Islamic State, celebrations dampened by fears of revenge

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 13:22
Thousands of people who lived for the past two years under the rule of the militants have begun to escape their villages as a huge Iraqi force closes in on the northern city of Mosul, free now to tell their stories of brutality and privation and near-death escapes.

Trump, name now awash in controversy, readies Scion as new brand

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 13:21
Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has promoted his namesake business, holding events at Trump-branded hotels and golf courses from Scotland to Florida. As the race approaches its conclusion amid a torrent of controversy, his company is launching a new brand that won't carry his name.

Missile operator was poised for nuclear war in the turn of a key

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 13:19
Larry Hasbrouck spent a portion of his time in the cold war at the controls of a Minuteman, ready to personally turn one of the two keys that would launch an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying a nuclear warhead.

Secret Service tries to boost its ranks amid unrelenting demands

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 13:14
An ongoing effort to add more than a 1,000 agents and uniformed officers to the ranks by next fall comes during the most taxing 12-month period in the history of the service.

Officials: Progress in first week of Mosul battle, fighting to intensify

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 13:07
Iraqi and peshmerga forces have reclaimed about 800 square miles of territory around Mosul during the first week of an operation to expel the Islamic State group from its final urban stronghold in the country, U.S. officials said Monday.

The Monuments Man and the princess

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 13:04
World War II prevented Clyde Kenneth Harris from studying in France. But his love of art led him to a Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) unit in Germany, where he would meet and marry a real-life princess.

The good news on World Polio Day: Fewer than 100 cases reported last year

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 13:01
Technically speaking, the first clinical trials for the vaccine that changed the world took place in the kitchen of a comfortable home in western Pennsylvania.
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