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Roadside bomb kills 6 tribal officials in Pakistan

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 03:32
The Pakistani Taliban claimed the attack.

UConn, fellow SEALS celebrate life of former Husky Kyle Milliken

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 03:13
On May 5, Kyle Milliken, a 15-year veteran senior chief special warfare operator with the elite SEAL 6 team, was killed in East Africa during an operation against terrorist group al-Shabab.

Flag-waving volunteers support troops, first responders

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 02:39
Ray Jellison bought a used Penske rental truck and formed the nonprofit group Fence Force Flagline to rally his own army of patriotic volunteers who hold flags at funerals, ceremonies and to greet troops.

US aviator who helped form Israeli Air Force dies at 94

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:43
Mitchell Flint, an American aviator who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Israel's first fighter squadron has died. He was 94.

Funeral held for Navy sailor killed in ship collision

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:25
Funeral services have been held for a New Jersey man who was among the 10 U.S. sailors killed last month when a Navy ship collided with an oil tanker off Singapore.

USS John Warner to be first Norfolk-based submarine with women on the crew

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 23:53
Women have served on submarines since 2011, but none have done so in Norfolk. The Navy says that will change next summer when the USS John Warner welcomes its first female crew members: a slate of three officers.

N. Korean missile test raises questions about why allies didn't try to shoot it down

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 23:01
U.S. and Japanese officials said they could have targeted the missile but did not make the effort because it was not aimed at land.

No. 8 Ohio State bounces back with 38-7 rout of Army

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 21:56
Ohio State desperately needed some positive vibes after a deflating, demoralizing loss to Oklahoma at home a week ago. Overmatched Army was able to help out on Saturday.

Juggalos rally on Mall to protest gang label they say is wrong and harmful

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 21:20
The steps of the Lincoln Memorial have been the scene of solemn protest for decades, but when one man shouted "Show us your butthole!" on Saturday it was clear that the Juggalo March on Washington was going to be like no other.

US, NATO still trying to map out Afghanistan strategy

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 21:01
Even though President Donald Trump announced his strategy for the war in Afghanistan in August, the Pentagon and NATO are still trying to map their way forward in the nearly 16-year-old conflict, according to U.S. officials.

UN may vote soon to help Iraq collect evidence against IS

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:41
The Security Council is putting the final touches on a resolution that would authorize U.N. investigators to help Iraq collect evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible war crimes.

Iraq PM: Half of IS families detained near Mosul are Turkish

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:33
Turkish nationals make up half of the hundreds of families being held in a camp near Mosul for suspected links to the Islamic State group, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press Saturday.

36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:09
At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the U.N. envoy to Congo said Saturday.

Hawaii Island losing its only Coast Guard cutter

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:00
The Coast Guard patrol boat Kiska is pulling out of Hilo Harbor and is headed for its new home in Guam.

Officials: Returning Keys residents must be self-sustaining

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:54
As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough supplies to sustain them for a while, because no one yet knows when water and power will be fully restored.

Bob Dole officially awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:56
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, who is 94, was honored for his long political career and his Army service in World War II, when he was severely injured during combat in Italy. He served 27 years in the Senate and 10 years in the House.

Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:20
Suspicion initially focused on a sonic weapon, and on the Cubans. Yet the diagnosis of mild brain injury, considered unlikely to result from sound, has confounded the FBI, the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies involved in the investigation.

Iraq says it's ready to use force if Kurdish referendum leads to violence

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:17
Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday.

NATO concerned about Russia's transparency on military games

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:11
A senior NATO official says there's reason to be concerned about the large-scale Zapad 2017 military maneuvers being conducted now by Russia and Belarus, since they could be seen as "a serious preparation for big war."

No. 7 Michigan leans on kicking game, beats Air Force 29-13

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:03
Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt 79 yards for a score and Quinn Nordin tied a school record with five field goals, helping No. 7 Michigan overcome its offensive struggles in a 29-13 win over Air Force on Saturday.
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