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James, Ingraham shouldn't be so quick to write each other off

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:54
The dumbish spat between Laura Ingraham and LeBron James would be more interesting if both of them weren't such self-sellers.

Dale Earnhardt Sr. lives again in Austin Dillon's Daytona 500 victory

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:50
Dale Earnhardt Sr. no longer lives through his son’s presence on the race track, but he came back to life on Sunday through the iconic No. 3 Chevy that Austin Dillon drove to his first Daytona 500 victory.

Success never stopped for the Mahre brothers after 1984 Olympic skiing triumph

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:48
The Mahre brothers, now 60, have continued to succeed since capping their careers with that 1-2 finish at Sarajevo, then retiring weeks later. They raised families, raced cars, started a ski-training center and recently started a home-construction company.

‘Sister Jean’ offers comfort, prayer and a competitive edge for Loyola basketball

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:40
Music thumped, fans screamed and cheerleaders shook pompoms on the court in anticipation of Wednesday night’s game against Valparaiso. But in the tunnel Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt spoke softly, holding hands with players on each side of her wheelchair.

Ban the racist jerks who embarrassed the Blackhawks, Chicago from all future sporting events

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:34
On Saturday at the United Center, a beautiful night on the ice coincided with ugliness in the stands when four racist jerks embarrassed themselves, the Blackhawks, the sport of hockey and the city of Chicago.

Tebow’s celebrity will give him opportunity, but needs to develop talent to stick with Mets

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:32
Tim Tebow arrived at spring training Sunday for his first big league camp and the gossip website TMZ and ESPN, which employs him as a college football analyst, covered every stretch he did and word he said with more interest than the actual big league players there

As players take precautions, Wisniewski's dad has norovirus

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:30
U.S. men's hockey player James Wisniewski says his father has contracted norovirus while attending the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Anthony Rizzo’s words carry more weight than ever

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:27
When Anthony Rizzo left Cubs camp Wednesday, he was just another baseball player. But that all changed with the shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the school from which Rizzo graduated.

As athletes struggle, Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:24
While Kim Jong Un's decision to send a team to Pyeongchang made a political splash, North Korea's athletes have battled for dead last in most of their competitions. It appears Kim's country has a lot of work to do.

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:15
A Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway.

4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 23:04
Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition.

Newly released documents haven’t quelled JFK conspiracy theories; focus likely to move overseas

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 22:53
Does the key to unlocking the enduring mystery of the Kennedy assassination lie abroad, in Belarus, Cuba or Mexico?

Petition seeks military funeral for Douglas JROTC cadet who ‘died a hero’

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 22:26
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High student Peter Wang died in his JROTC uniform Wednesday helping others escape the gunfire at the school. Now a move is underway to see that he receives a military funeral for his effort.

Turkey: Soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 22:05
The bodies of two Turkish soldiers who went missing in a flood after heavy rains pummeled the country's southeast were found late Sunday, the military said.

Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 20:18
The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt.

Former Trump aide Gates to plead guilty, agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 16:19
Rick Gates, a former top aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days.

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 16:17
Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.

Rare copy of Declaration of Independence survived Civil War hidden behind wallpaper

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:56
A rare parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, made in Washington in the 1820s for founding father James Madison, was apparently unknown to the public for more than a century.

He was one of the first. Now, the last: A Navajo code talker remembers Iwo Jima

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:36
Thomas Begay, 92, is believed to be the last surviving member of the 5th Marine Division’s famed bilingual radio unit on Iwo Jima.

JROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter one of his own

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 15:28
The sound of gunfire still ringing in his ears after his mad half-mile sprint, Jack Ciaramello was standing with friends in a grocery store parking lot when a sheriff's deputy approached. He asked the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior if he knew a former student named Nikolas Cruz.
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