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Records: FBI knew Las Vegas gunman had big gun stashes

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:00
A U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed the documents showing some of what federal agents learned about Stephen Paddock in the week after the Las Vegas shooting.

No wedding, no 'Crown': What’s a royal obsessive to do?

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:32
Are you a royal desperado, in that binge watching kind of way? The House of Windsor, under that and other grand names, has provided five British monarchs to date, but it took you a quick minute to breeze through the recently released second season of “The Crown” on Netflix. And the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle isn’t until May 19, for heaven’s sake.

Russians were behind Ukraine hack, CIA finds

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:53
The June 2017 attack, delivered through a mock ransomware virus dubbed NotPetya, wiped data from the computers of banks, energy firms, senior government officials and an airport.

Most of mudslide-stricken California town told to empty out

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:51
It was another frustrating turn for those living in Montecito, a town that has been under siege and subject to repeated evacuation orders in recent weeks, first because of a monster wildfire last month, then because of downpours and mudslides.

Missouri governor seeks path forward after affair admission

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:45
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appeared to remain in the good graces of some Republicans Friday as he sought forgiveness and a political path forward following his admission of an extramarital affair.

Readout of Deputy Secretary Shanahan's Meeting with Japan Minister of State for Space Policy Matsuyama

DoD News Releases - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:33
Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis provided the following readout:Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan met
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Abe rejects Seoul's new call for apology on 'comfort women' issue

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:49
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rejected calls by South Korea Friday to offer a fresh apology to the Korean "comfort women" forced to provide sex at Japanese military brothels before and during World War II, saying Seoul's recent attempt to revisit the historic 2015 agreement is "completely unacceptable."

Bush paintings on show in Texas

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:47
"Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors" brings together 66 full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served the nation with honor since 9/11, and whom he has come to know personally.

National Guard dedicates $38 million aviation hangar

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:43
The Hawaii Army National Guard dedicated a new $38 million aviation support facility hangar at Kalaeloa on Thursday that will help support its more than two dozen Chinook, Black Hawk and Lakota helicopters.

White House doctor: Trump in 'excellent health'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:43
President Donald Trump received his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's mentally unfit.

100 years ago, the deadliest flu of all time devastated Dallas as it swept through the world

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:32
The year was 1918 and Army camps in Texas swelled with young men training to fight in Europe in World War 1. But an invisible enemy already posed a deadly threat: The Spanish flu of 1918 killed thousands of soldiers across the country before they ever made it to the battlefield.

US ambassador to Panama resigns, says he can no longer serve under Trump

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:17
The U.S. ambassador to Panama resigned Friday, saying that he could no longer "faithfully" serve the president. Notice of John Feeley's resignation came a day after Trump referred to Caribbean and African nations as "shithole countries."

Supreme Court to decide billion-dollar question: Can states collect sales taxes for online purchases?

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:11
The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will consider allowing states to require all online sellers to collect sales taxes, revoking an old rule that costs states billions in lost revenues.

China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan 'country'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:02
Chinese regulators rebuked fashion brand Zara, Delta Air Lines and medical device maker Medtronic on Friday for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a fresh show of Beijing's acute sensitivity about the self-ruled island.

Contracts For Jan. 12, 2018

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:00
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a
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Tunisian government hopes that days of food protests are subsiding

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:59
Tunisia's government said protests over rising food prices appeared to be subsiding Friday following days of clashes with police that left one person dead and scores injured.

Turkey tells citizens to reconsider travelling to US

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:56
Turkey on Friday cautioned its citizens about traveling to the United States, in retaliation for a new U.S. travel advisory that warned Americans about terror threats and arbitrary detentions in Turkey.

Shawn Brimley, military strategist who led a Pentagon modernization push, dies at 40

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:28
Shawn Brimley, a senior Pentagon and White House official who pressed the U.S. military to embrace a future of increasingly rapid technological change, died Jan. 9 at his home in Washington. He was 40.

Trump hands nuke deal 'last chance,' waives Iran sanctions

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:03
President Donald Trump on Friday delivered an ultimatum to America's European allies to fix the "terrible flaws" in the Iran nuclear deal, or he'll pull the U.S. out in a few months' time.

Haiti 'shocked and outraged' over reported Trump remarks

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:57
President Donald Trump used a vulgar term when questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and certain African countries. Hatian-Americans and immigrants from the island nation are speaking out.
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