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Earnhardt on NASCAR finale: 'This is gonna be a weird day'

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:28
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was roused from bed around 6 a.m. Sunday for the final start of his career, made himself a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich and went back to sleep. When he woke up for good, the finality of his decision hit NASCAR's most popular driver.

10 African-Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:22
The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Among them: the first black woman to lead the Corps of Cadets at West Point; a wrestler at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who's helping develop a prosthetic knee for use in the developing world; and a Portland, Oregon, man who has studied gaps in his hometown's "sanctuary city" policy.

New Zimbabwe leader could be enforcer known as the Crocodile

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:14
Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.

Iowa attorney spends year serving in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:01
When asked to spend a year representing the U.S. Justice Department in Afghanistan, Forde Fairchild said "yes." He'd already served in a similar capacity in Iraq six years earlier, so he felt that there wasn't much of a choice to be made

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:51
President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.

Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:37
Argentina's Navy could not confirm Sunday if seven brief satellite calls received a day prior were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members on board.

Why a Russian surveillance plane flew unchallenged over military installations in Hawaii

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 13:46
The Russian overflight conducted Oct. 4-6 was sanctioned by the United States as part of the Treaty on Open Skies, which has been in effect since 2002 to verify arms control agreements and promote stability through transparency of military forces and activities.

Israel fires 'warning shot' amid Syrian border activity

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 13:06
The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military carried out construction along their frontier.

Longtime country singer, songwriter and military veteran Mel Tillis dies

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:53
Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.

White House budget director open to removing Obamacare mandate repeal from tax bill

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:42
President Donald Trump's budget director said Sunday that the White House is open to removing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate from the GOP legislation to overhaul the nation's tax laws if it becomes an hindrance to the bill's passage.

Surgeons sitting idly during deployments may be leaving military patients at risk

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:57
Military surgeon Maj. Joseph Lee deployed to a remote Cameroon hospital recently. But he didn’t perform surgery. That's not a rare occurrence. Most military hospitals do far fewer surgeries than civilian surgery centers and lag behind civilian surgeons in case numbers and complexity.

Air Force Academy student from Tennessee is a Rhodes Scholar

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:48
A U.S. Air Force Academy student from Tennessee has been named a Rhodes Scholar.

Edmonds man convicted of stealing from Navy cadet program

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:38
The U.S. Justice Department say a 49-year-old Edmonds man has been convicted of wire fraud and embezzlement for defrauding the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps of more than $50,000.

Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:24
The Secret Service tweets that at about 8 a.m. Sunday, someone tried to jump a row of metal bike racks that are being used to create a second row of fencing outside the executive mansion.

Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:13
The renewed attention on these questions reflects unease - justified or not - about President Donald Trump's temperament and whether he would act impulsively in a crisis.

Syria: ISIS militants defeated in final stronghold

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:01
Pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in Syria, state media and a monitoring group reported on Sunday, leaving the militants to defend just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside the capital, Damascus.

Mugabe still Zimbabwe president despite pressure to quit now

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 08:20
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied calls to quit immediately, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings in the parliament this week as well as more protests demanding his ouster.

Navy holds off Bryant's late surge, wins 79-71

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 07:24
Bryce Dulin scored 21 points, Tom Lacey had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Hasan Abdullah added 16 points and made three 3-pointers for Navy (2-2).

Fox's 33 points carries Army past Marist Red Foxes, 94-73

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:47
Jordan Fox finished 11 of 16 from the field, including 9 of 11 from beyond the arc. Thomas Funk added 16 points and 10 assists, and Luke Morrison added 14 points.

Melvin Stone, media fixture and witness to Nuremberg trials, dies at 96

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:21
Son Chuck Stone said his father did not talk much about the Nuremberg trials but was proud of his service to help rebuild Germany.
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