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Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:36
An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three.

Albanian vote in election seen as key to moving toward EU

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:31
Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the European Union.

Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:24
A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.

Bone-sniffing border collies might finally solve mystery of Amelia Earhart

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 05:18
Richard Gillespie has been searching for proof of what happened to Amelia Earhart for 28 years. Now is the best opportunity in years, he said, to prove once and for all that his theory about what happened to Earhart is the correct theory.

Navy’s collision investigation delays Hawaii command change

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:11
A Navy Region Hawaii change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Friday had to be postponed after the incoming commander, Rear Adm. Brian Fort, was selected to lead the investigation into the June 17 fatal collision of the USS Fitzgerald with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal.

Navy admits lapses in Red Hill flow studies

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:10
The Navy agreed it needs to do more to evaluate fuel and water flow modeling beneath and around the Red Hill fuel storage facility before a Dec. 8 deadline for a finalized fuel tank upgrade plan.

Redesigned hospital unit at Fort Carson aims to quickly treat wounded troops

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 00:59
Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital made history this month, becoming the first unit in the Army to convert to a new field hospital design.

Admiral: Upgrades coming for Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 00:42
The Navy is planning major upgrades at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and its three other public yards involving billions of dollars, as the service seeks to address chronic maintenance problems that have hampered its readiness to fight.

Small defense increase dismays firms

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:58
The people who make jets, aircraft carriers and surveillance technology for the U.S. military thought they were going to cash in when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton on Election Day. Now they're not so sure.

Concert in Utah park honors man killed in London attack

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:39
The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack that also injured his wife was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved.

Police investigate 2 possible hate crimes against mosques

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:26
Authorities in California are investigating two possible hate crimes against Islamic centers in Sacramento and Davis.

A clandestine Cold War military unit steps into the light

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:49
The little-known unit, called Detachment A, held various missions during its short-lived history, but the longest-standing was the “stay behind” mission.

Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:30
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.

Bahrain newspaper, shut down by government, lays off staff

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:39
A prominent independent newspaper in Bahrain earlier shut down by the government as part of a crackdown on dissent has laid off its staff.

Podcast explores origins of paratroopers' maroon berets

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:58
This week’s All American Legacy Podcast will delve into one of the most visible symbols of the modern paratrooper: the maroon beret.

General steps down from Fort Bragg's Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:49
The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command bid farewell to its leader on Saturday during a ceremony at Fort Bragg’s Main Post Parade Field.

Strike balance between deterrence, reducing Okinawa's US base burden

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:26
Maintaining the deterrence power of the U.S. military is indispensable to securing peace for Japan. At the same time, it is necessary to reduce the excessive burdens imposed on Okinawa Prefecture for hosting U.S. bases. Striking a balance between these two is essential.

Former physician sentenced for health care fraud

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:14
A former Kansas City physician was sentenced to one year and three months in federal prison without parole for a fraud scheme that involved disability exams for veterans.

Senate health-care bill could be one of the GOP's greatest accomplishments

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:11
For decades, free-market health-reform advocates have argued that the single best idea for improving U.S. health care is to maximize the number of Americans who can afford to buy health insurance for themselves, instead of having to depend on the government or their employer. The Senate bill transforms the American health insurance landscape in this direction.

1st Marine Division gets new commander

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:03
Brigadier Gen. Eric M. Smith, who led forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and most recently served at the Pentagon, is the new commanding general of the 1st Marine Division.
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