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1,000 bid farewell to National Guard soldiers in Louisiana

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Louisiana National Guard says 1,000 people gathered to send off a group deploying to the Kuwait area.

2 Georgia dads speak out on condolence calls

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 21 min ago
Ardie Wright got the condolence call from President Donald Trump on Tuesday. “It went probably 20 minutes or more, and I did 17 or 18 minutes of the talking,” Wright said, adding that Trump was "very cordial and polite.” Meanwhile, Calvin Murphy said he has not received such a phone call — or even a letter — from the commander-in-chief since his son, Spc. Etienne Murphy, died in May.

ASIJ runs roughshod over Singapore

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 32 min ago
Andrew Howe ran for three touchdowns and Dean Hahne rushed for two more, as five different Mustangs scored TDs in a 55-0 romp.

Retired ‘Navy SEAL’ on Fox News was a fake

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 39 min ago
Fox News ran a story on Oct. 8 about a decorated Vietnam War Navy SEAL who created an enormous presidential glass seal he hoped to give to President Donald Trump. On Thursday, 11 days later, the network retracted the story after being told the man never served in Vietnam at all, much less earned commendations for his service.

Perry shuts out Edgren in fnal tuneup before D-II final

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 46 min ago
It was the Samurai’s last action before traveling to Korea next week for a rematch of last year’s D-II final at Humphreys.

Yokota routs Zama to even up record at season's end

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 7 min ago
Kishaun Kimble-Brooks rushed just four times, but three were for touchdowns - 1, 55 and 70 yards on the game’s first play - and had two interceptions.

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 28 min ago
White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.

Taliban used a new tactic, the Humvee bomb, in Afghan base attack

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 47 min ago
Taliban insurgents packed two Humvees stolen from Afghan security forces with explosives, detonated the vehicles outside an army base in the south, and then stormed the base a deadly attack Thursday.

NATO, Russia envoys to hold rare joint meeting in Brussels

Stars & Stripes - 11 hours 5 min ago
NATO says its ambassadors will hold talks with Russia's envoy next week in a rare meeting of the NATO-Russia Council.

Some Afghan troops training in US feared violence at home. So they went AWOL

Stars & Stripes - 11 hours 29 min ago
Threats of death, widespread corruption and dismal job prospects spurred scores of Afghan troops to flee training courses in the United States, according to a report issued Friday.

Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

Stars & Stripes - 12 hours 5 min ago
A Ugandan official says North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies have been forced to leave the country, in a bid to comply with United Nations sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

After six tests, the mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts may be exhausted

Stars & Stripes - 12 hours 57 min ago
Some analysts now see signs that Mount Mantap, the 7,200-foot-high peak under which North Korea detonates its nuclear bombs, is suffering from "tired mountain syndrome."

Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

Stars & Stripes - 15 hours 38 min ago
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

Former Marine charged in immigrant smuggling case

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 47 min ago
Tyler James Yeager was arrested after an undocumented Chinese citizen was found hidden inside the spare tire compartment the vehicle that Yeager was driving.

Ahoy! 'Old Ironsides,' world's oldest warship, sailing again

Stars & Stripes - 18 hours 35 min ago
Friday's joyride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island will celebrate the U.S. Navy's 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.

Fort Drum aviators return from European deployment

Stars & Stripes - 18 hours 37 min ago
The deployment, a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve 2.0, had soldiers mostly in Germany, with others spread to Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland. It was the brigade’s first deployment to Europe.

Presidential visits to DMZ send strong signal to North Korea

Stars & Stripes - 19 hours 30 min ago
Several U.S. presidents have traveled to the 2.5-mile-wide, 150-mile-long buffer zone that divides the Korean Peninsula. The tense border, fraught with danger and symbolism, provides the perfect backdrop for a show of resolve against the North.

Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:39
It's the first pennant for one of baseball's most storied franchises since Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda managed Los Angeles to its last championship in 1988.

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:49
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disabling an airliner's fire suppression system.

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:57
Companies have until Oct. 26 to finish the models but Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco said the last two came into profile, with crews installing a corrugated metal surface on the eighth model on a dirt lot just a few steps from homes in Tijuana, Mexico.
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