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Perry wins D-II showdown with Humphreys

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:45
Defending champions stay unbeaten in D-II play by defeating the team that it could face again in a few weeks for Far East title.

Social Security benefits to rise by 2 percent in 2018

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:26
The cost-of-living increase affects benefits for more than 70 million U.S. residents, including Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees. That's about one in five Americans.

Spurred by Super Stallion accident, Okinawa villagers seek closure of military helipads

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:16
Okinawan villagers living near where a Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing after catching fire want the U.S. military to shutter six helipads in the nearby Northern Training Area.

ASIJ turns tables to ruin Kadena homecoming

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:06
Conference will call Monday will determine which team gets opportunity to play Nile C. Kinnick for Far East D-I title.

Trump continued to talk while bugle call 'Retreat' played

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:54
After he had repeatedly railed against professional athletes over perceived slights to the American flag and military, President Donald Trump joked on Wednesday about a bugle call that is part of the armed forces' time-honored tradition of showing respect for the Stars and Stripes.

Hundreds of military veterans find support, services at Stand Down

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:40
More than 600 military veterans gathered at a park just north of downtown Bakersfield, Calif., to access help and make connections with service providers and other veterans.

Austria asks EU court to nix autobahn tolls in Germany

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:06
Austria is asking the European Court of Justice to declare planned highway tolls in Germany illegal, arguing that the charges discriminate based on nationality.

Erdogan announces start of Syria mission planned with Putin

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 05:49
Turkey sent special forces and commandos over the border into Syria, the start of a joint mission with Russia and Iran whose stated goal is to monitor a cease-fire agreement and pacify a stronghold for Islamic militants — but one that also has major implications for the region's Kurds.

Kurdish forces withdraw from edges of disputed Iraqi region

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 05:31
Kurdish forces have withdrawn from the edges of a disputed region in northern Iraq, a commander said Friday, amid tensions with Iraq's central government over the administration of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

Kadena's Garcia, Bills earn first victories at Okinawa finals

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:11
It was the capper to an Okinawa season when Kadena won first place in every meet, boys and girls.

4th small quake detected since North Korea's 6th nuke test

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 02:38
South Korea has detected a fourth small earthquake near North Korea's main nuclear test site after the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test explosion last month.

Former Air Force Academy boss Michelle Johnson to head NBA referee program

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:13
Johnson, the first woman to lead the academy, is no stranger to the hardwood. The 1981 academy graduate scored 1,706 points for the Falcons' women's basketball squad, making her the second-leading scorer in the history of the team.

Mayor, nonprofits plead for Colorado Springs landlords to help homeless vets

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:55
Colorado Springs landlords reportedly are spurning federal housing vouchers in favor of renting to higher-paying tenants, thwarting efforts to help homeless veterans get off the streets, city officials and nonprofits say.

Remains of Navy pilot, missing since 1966, recovered in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:53
James Reginald Bauder was a 35-year-old lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy’s Fighter Squadron 21 serving onboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea off North Vietnam when his plane went missing on Sept. 21, 1966.

Floods and landslides kill 54, leave 39 missing in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:47
The heavy rain in the central and northern regions has disrupted travel in some areas, limiting the rescue attempts for the missing.

Guam-based guided-missile submarine makes port call to South Korea

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:00
The Navy said the Ohio-Class guided-missile submarine was making a routine visit during a regularly scheduled deployment to the region.

Dover airman sentenced in child porn case

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:38
Federal prosecutors say an airman at Dover Air Force Base amassed what they describe as a horrifying collection of child pornography.

Details shed new light on what happened in fatal Fort Jackson crash

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:27
An Army accident investigation team from Fort Rucker in Alabama has arrived to lead the crash investigation, which could take six months to a year to complete and release.

Navy contractor sold $19,000 military binoculars for $100. Now he'll serve 15 months in prison

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:54
Alexander Vann King, a former Navy contractor pleaded guilty in April to one count of receiving stolen property.

Noxious gas has sickened VA workers at DC facility for two years

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:37
At least eight clinical workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Resource and Referral Center have tested positive for elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Hospital administrators, though aware of the problem, have failed to remedy it.
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