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US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 22:01
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has determined that the Palestinians ran afoul of an obscure provision in a U.S. law that says the Palestine Liberation Organization's mission must close if the Palestinians try to get the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israelis for crimes against Palestinians.

D.C. officially gets a new major Bible museum — and prayers at its dedication for evangelization

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:58
A major Bible museum officially joined other large museums along and near Washington's National Mall Friday morning, with faith and political leaders offering sometimes passionate prayers for the institution to bring people closer to God and the text.

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:53
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team also has been investigating the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, which occurred weeks after Trump had clinched the Republican presidential nomination and which his son attended with the expectation of receiving damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:05
Keystone operator TransCanada Corp. shut down the existing pipeline early Thursday morning and workers were testing to determine the cause of the spill on agricultural land in Marshall County, South Dakota, near the North Dakota border, about 250 miles west of Minneapolis.

Congress paid $17 million in workplace violation settlements

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:43
The federal Office of Compliance has paid more than $17 million over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment, pay disputes and other workplace violations filed by congressional employees.

Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issues

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:41
A group of Senate Democrats is pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department to endorse bipartisan legislation to shield from deportation thousands of young immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children and living here illegally.

Two soldiers rip Chargers for cropping 'San Diego' from photo

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:38
The Los Angeles Chargers edited a photo of Army soldiers — including cropping out a servicemember and the bottom of the American flag — so they could eliminate “San Diego” from the Chargers flag in the picture.

Judge says ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's case is 'complicated stew'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:37
Still maintaining her innocence and fighting to stay out of prison, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and a group of her supporters tried to convince a judge that the collective good of her long political career outweighed 18 felony convictions. Federal prosecutors painted a much different picture.

Marine Corps base that could have been an Army base shares a heritage with San Juan Capistrano

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:34
If things had worked out differently in the months leading up to World War II, Orange County could have had an Army base for a neighbor instead of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:26
"You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can.

Contracts For Nov. 17, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:00
CONTRACTS NAVY General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $44,305,474
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Jobless rates fell in 11 US states, hit record lows in 2

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:37
Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Idaho and Tennessee in September, and dropped in 9 other states.

More than 10,000 additional Kennedy assassination records released

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:29
The National Archives on Friday released 10,744 FBI records — some that have never been previously disclosed — related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Navy football seniors receive service assignments, prepare for Notre Dame

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:27
Navy senior captain D.J. Palmore thought about Saturday's game against Notre Dame all week, except on Thursday morning. Palmore wasn't thinking about football at all as he pulled on his crisp working blues and went to join the rest of the seniors in his company in a stuffy room on the top floor of Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Sen. Hatch to Dems saying tax cuts are for rich: 'Bull crap'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:24
A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and the use of a decidedly un-senatorial noun.

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:12
Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape.

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:11
A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. He wrote that he has been "sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females."

Coast Guard kicks off Woods Hole construction project

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:09
U.S. Coast Guard officials on Thursday formally kicked off a $23 million construction project that will provide new digs for the 150 servicemembers assigned to the agency's Woods Hole station.

Scientists say concerted effort needed to study types of chemicals leaked into Fairchild AFB water

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:55
A group of scientists, physicians and public health officials is calling for a nationwide research initiative to better understand the health effects of man-made fluorinated compounds, such as those leaked into drinking water from Fairchild Air Force Base.

Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera outbreak

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:44
One million people across three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases following the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels, an international aid group said on Friday.
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