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Police in North Carolina still mum on Marine's shooting death last month

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:45
Twenty-three days after an active-duty Marine corporal was shot to death in downtown Wilmington, few details in the slaying have been released by the Wilmington Police Department.

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:13
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday during a visit to Beijing aimed at repairing ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an American anti-missile system.

Aline Griffith, American-born spy, Spanish countess and author of espionage tales, dies at 94

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:50
Aline Griffith was a stunning, well-educated fashion model from upstate New York who was sent to Franco's Spain during World War II as a spy code-named "Tiger" for the Office of Strategic Services, a CIA forerunner, to gather information on Nazi sympathizers, including the Spanish dictator himself, in what was officially "neutral" Spain.

Texas gives $6 million to Coastal Bend military bases

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:38
Grants from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission will benefit several military installations in the state. The funds will provide needed upgrades to base facilities.

Anniston Army Depot brings Christmas to needy children

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:34
This year, Anniston Army Depot employees spent more than $30,000 on presents for the installation's annual Christmas toy giveaway. Employees fulfilled the wish lists of 200 children in protective custody.

Air Force 'innovation center' could reshape Ala. city

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:29
Maxwell Air Force Base is planning to build an innovation center outside its secure gates where researchers from Air University can collaborate with the nation's top tech minds, potentially bringing in new business and jobs.

Campaign aims to create USS Oklahoma City submarine tribute

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:07
The proposed USS Oklahoma City memorial is planned to correspond with the decommissioning of the submarine, scheduled for 2019.

Scott Air Force Base official under sexual misconduct probe

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:05
Colonel John Howard was relieved of his command Monday by a general who said he'd lost faith in his leadership. The next day, officials announced his transfer to a position with the United States Transportation Command.

Illinois families blame state in veterans home Legionnaires' outbreak

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:55
Eleven families are suing the state for negligence saying a fatal Legionnaires' disease outbreak in 2015 and continued problems at a western Illinois veterans' home were preventable.

McCain, battling brain cancer, in Walter Reed from effects of treatment

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:37
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for recovery from the side effects of another round of treatment for brain cancer, according to his office.

Golden Globe nominee Margot Robbie on the topical conversations in 'I, Tonya'

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:00
Nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as figure skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya,” Margot Robbie talked to The Times Monday about the movie and the female-driven films of 2017.

Tillerson's offer of talks with North Korea left hanging

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:42
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's surprising diplomatic offer of unconditional talks with North Korea hinges on two big X factors: Does the North even want talks, and is President Donald Trump fully behind his top diplomat? The early signs were not promising.

UN’s North Korea envoy is said to be very worried after trip

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:04
The United Nations envoy to North Korea returned from that country deeply worried about the prospects for bringing an end to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program, according to a European member of the Security Council who was briefed on the visit.

UN chief: Iran may be defying UN on missiles, OK on nukes

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:57
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear treaty with six world powers.

Former ‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa exits the White House with a dose of drama

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:52
Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American supporters, was escorted off the White House grounds after resigning her post as a presidential adviser, according to two White House officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Air Force Academy accused of retaliating over sex assaults

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:05
A former U.S. Air Force Academy official who was harshly criticized for her handling of sexual assaults said the school made her a scapegoat and that commanders are downplaying the number of attacks. Teresa Beasley told "CBS This Morning" that she faced retaliation for arguing that the school was underreporting sexual assaults and that victims were facing retaliation.

Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:26
A statement issued late Wednesday by the senator's office said Sen. McCain is at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland receiving treatment for the "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy."

Marines practicing full-scale air, sea and ground assault on Southern California bases

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:10
A war game exercise combines the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s “Winter Fury” exercise with the 1st Marine Division’s “Steel Knight” training. Both are held annually, but the combined exercise is the first in more than a decade.

Bombing underscores NYC subway system's vulnerability

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:06
The crude pipe bomb that exploded beneath the streets of New York this week served as a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the city's subway, a 24-hour-a-day operation with 472 stations and more than 5 million daily riders.

Contracts For Dec. 13, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:00
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded a
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