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Army veteran walks across US to raise awareness of suicides

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:10
Ernesto Rodriguez finished his trek from Clarksville, Tennessee, to the California coast Wednesday morning when he walked the last few miles and onto the Santa Monica Pier.

Speed cameras are out in force in Germany

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:49
Drivers taking to Europe’s roads from Wednesday through early Thursday morning might want to ease up on the gas pedal.

How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:30
A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused.

Air Force releases details on crash that killed U-2 instructor pilot

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:29
U-2 instructor pilot Lt. Col. Ira Eadie was killed in September when his student incorrectly reacted to a stall, sending the plane into an unrecoverable dive, the Air Force found in an investigation released Wednesday.

Fresno triple killer motivated by hate, not terrorism

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:25
The three men killed Tuesday happened to be on the same block at the same time, but had no known connection to each other or to the shooter, who told police about his goal of killing white people after he was arrested.

Air Force Academy's Robinette tries to keep focus as cadet with NFL Draft on horizon

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:15
Jalen Robinette, who in two weeks could become the highest NFL Draft selection from a service academy in the Super Bowl era, remains very much immersed in the cadet lifestyle - difficult as that may be with the clock winding toward the finish.

Former state official pleads not guilty in bid rigging probe

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:32
A former high-ranking official in California's veterans affairs department has pleaded not guilty to bribery charges in an investigation of alleged bid rigging on public construction contracts.

Army tests drone-killing lasers as threat grows on the battlefield

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:28
As Islamic State-piloted commercial drones complicate the offensive in Mosul, sending Iraqi troops scattering as grenades and bomblets rain down, the Army has field tested vehicle-based lasers to combat the growing threat of enemy eyes in the sky.

Woman sues VA for alleged assault by unsupervised patient in Missouri

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:26
A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by an unsupervised patient with mental issues at the John Cochran VA Medical Center is suing the federal government.

Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:23
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won't for re-election or any other office in 2018. He has been rumored as a possible candidate for Senate or governor.

US trying to determine what chemical ISIS used in Iraq attack

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:00
The U.S. military is trying to determine what chemical Islamic State used against Iraqi government forces last weekend, the commander of anti-ISIS coalition ground forces said Wednesday.

Former manager of Maine restaurant claims he was fired illegally over military leave

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:53
A former manager of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Bangor on Friday sued the restaurant chain in U.S. District Court, claiming that he was fired illegally after spending a month last summer on duty with the U.S. Army Reserves.

Yemeni officials say suspected US drone kills al-Qaida men

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:52
Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country's central Marib province.

Haiti aims to revive military as end of UN mission looms

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:25
As U.N. military peacekeepers prepare for a full exit from Haiti, this small engineering corps is the first wave of this Caribbean nation's efforts to try and revive a military force some 22 years after a national army was disbanded.

After years apart, military father and son catch up in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:21
Carl B. TenBrink and his son Benjamin have a plate of food each and sit talking beneath a large canopy that blocks the sun on a clear April afternoon. It’s a scene that could be of any backyard barbecue in America, only it’s in Afghanistan.

Trump to keynote US Coast Guard Academy graduates on May 17

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:04
President Donald Trump will deliver the commencement address to graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy next month. It will be Trump's second time addressing graduates during commencement season this year.

US weighs giving Saudis more military aid for Yemen efforts

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:37
U.S. officials say Washington is looking for ways to boost military support to a Saudi-led campaign against Shiite rebel forces in Yemen. They said any additional U.S. military support wouldn't include American troops on the ground.

Admiral's illicit history with 'Fat Leonard' goes back 20 years, prosecutors say

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:27
The highest-ranking officer convicted so far in a colossal Navy corruption scandal began accepting a cornucopia of gifts and prostitutes from an Asian defense contractor 20 years ago and later suffered a mental breakdown when he learned authorities were making arrests in the case, new court documents allege.

Russia objects to NATO meeting in Svalbards under 1920 pact

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:25
Russia's foreign ministry is objecting to a meeting of lawmakers from NATO countries that is planned to take place in the Svalbard Islands, saying in a statement that the islands are an inappropriate venue for upcoming the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
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