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What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 46 min ago
Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog.

Nevada's attack will test the Falcons in the passing game

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 47 min ago
Air Force has intercepted just two passes this season in part because it has seen so few balls in the air. Those chances will likely now be on the table. Friday will mark the first time the Falcons will face a team that throws more than it runs.

Rare Jackie Robinson rookie jersey up for auction

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 57 sec ago
A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson's historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago could be available for someone with a few spare millions.

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 4 min ago
The 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper was created for a charity auction in Florida.

Fort Hood-based air cavalry arrives in Europe for Atlantic Resolve rotation

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 23 min ago
U.S. Army helicopters arrived in Belgium on Friday to begin a nine-month rotation providing close-air support for units stationed in Europe.

$50,000 payments help grieving Gaza families end blood feuds

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 32 min ago
As the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas begin to reconcile, families of loved ones killed in Gaza's civil war a decade ago are also learning to get along. With the backing of an exiled former Palestinian security chief, grieving families are agreeing to drop their 10-year-old blood feuds in exchange for $50,000 payments.

Wild boars rampage through German town, injure at least 4

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 41 min ago
Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the northern German town of Heide.

US expects too much from its presidents

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 43 min ago
It’s unreasonable to expect one person to be both king and store manager. But that means being patient with the inevitable failures of the one person who is supposed to be everything at once.

Navy’s first 4-star female ends career as Foggo takes helm in Naples

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 54 min ago
Adm. Michelle Howard, the first female four-star admiral, relinquished command of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa on Friday and soon will end her long, storied career.

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 20 min ago
In "Wolf Warrior II," Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People's Liberation Army. This red-blooded nationalism has been channeled skillfully by President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping.

Relatives of US airmen killed in WWII raid dedicate monument in Germany

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 29 min ago
Family members of the crew of the World War II B-24 Liberator Pregnant Peggy have unveiled a monument in Germany to honor the sacrifice of the 14 men who died during a bombing run in 1944.

Russian ships visit, deliver military arms in Philippines

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 40 min ago
Three Russian navy ships arrived in the Philippines on Friday and two others are coming to deliver donated military equipment in the country's third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to diversify the country's ties away from the United States and toward China and Russia.

The call Trump hasn’t made: A coherent Africa policy

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 40 min ago
Fallen servicemembers and their families deserve recognition and respect, both from presidents and the American people. Active-duty military also deserve a clear mission and the commitment of a nation to their service, fight and future.

Veterans with 'bad paper' won't get new VA ID cards

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 41 min ago
Starting next month, veterans can register for identification cards that prove their military history – but not everyone who has served will get one.

94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, UN health agency says

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 46 min ago
An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Russia hands over fighter jets to Serbia

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 57 min ago
Russia formally handed over six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia Friday, part of an arms delivery that has the potential to accentuate tensions in the war-weary Balkans.

John Kelly knows what happens when troops are killed; he experienced it firsthand

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 57 min ago
During his years of service, John F. Kelly experienced two losses that were intensely personal: that of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps, killed in action when his unit was ambushed in Iraq in 2004 while providing convoy escort to Kelly, who was the assistant division commander at the time; and that of his son, Second Lt. Robert Kelly, in 2010, who was killed when he stepped on hidden explosives in Afghanistan.

Dispersed Army brigade synchronizes for run around the world

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 49 min ago
A group of soldiers spread around the world synchronized their watches to go on a formation “run around the world” Friday to show that while they may be separated geographically, they are still one unit.

Plenty of bereaved military families did not hear from Trump

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 2 min ago
Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult days and weeks after the deaths of their loved ones. Despite Trump's boast that he reaches out personally to all families of the fallen, interviews with families members did not support his claim. Some never heard from him at all, and a few who did came away more upset.

Blackhawks will host title game after dispatching Warriors

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 9 min ago
With the win, Humphreys booked its ticket to a rematch of the 2016 Far East D-II final against Matthew C. Perry at 6 p.m. Oct. 28.
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