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After son died at boot camp, parents urge other recruits to speak up if help needed

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:49
Zachary Boland died due to complications from pneumonia after concealing his illness from drill instructors at Parris Island in an attempt to avoid being dropped from training, the investigation found.

Iraq orders investigation into abuses by security forces in anti-ISIS campaign

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:16
An elite Iraqi police unit participating in the campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State is being investigated for alleged abuses that include rape, torture and targeted killings, an Iraqi official said.

Review: Even The Rock’s biceps can’t lift up 'Baywatch’

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:16
Of this, dear moviegoer, rest assured: Dwayne Johnson’s biceps still ripple and glisten in the sunlight. So do his triceps, pecs, abs, delts, quads, lats and the other 600 or so muscles of the human body.

Veteran's family files wrongful death suit against VA

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:37
The children of a 72-year-old Navy veteran have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California.

Taiwan court legalizes gay marriage in historic first for Asia

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:17
Taiwan's constitutional court ruled that the island's laws must be changed to allow gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to guarantee the right.

Manchester shows why even the best protection can’t stop attacks

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:52
Britain's counterterrorism measures in stadiums, at train stations, airports and other sites are widely considered to be among some of the world's most sophisticated. Yet they were unable to prevent the most devastating attack on British soil since the London bombings in 2005, leading to questions about what more can be done.

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:03
The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner.

Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:20
Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax proposals.

South Korean military convicts soldier for having gay sex

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:51
A South Korean military court convicted a soldier Wednesday for having gay sex, prompting an international rights group to urge the country’s new government to repeal its “archaic and discriminatory” laws.

Virginia man admits stealing from presidential helicopter unit at Quantico

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:25
Branden Roy Baker, 34, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, where he will face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 11.

Valor Games competition transforms disabled veteran's life

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:23
Army veteran Marcus Alston-Leggett competed at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Dean Smith Center as part of the Valor Games Southeast, a three-day adaptive sports competition hosted by Bridge II Sports designed for disabled veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Robins Air Force Base squad travels wide area to send veterans out with honor

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:12
The Robins Honor Guard is most visible to the community when performing at public ceremonies at the Museum of Aviation and elsewhere. But its primary task is to serve in the funerals of Air Force veterans.

Southeast Asian nations to coordinate against ISIS returnees

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:05
Southeast Asian and Pacific governments will hold a summit in August to coordinate against the security threat posed by homegrown Islamic militants returning from battlefields in Syria and Iraq, an Australian official said on Wednesday.

'Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:01
Both the Mississippi flag and the sign prominently display the Confederate battle emblem, which has caused a rift for generations between those who say it represents Southern heritage and those who call it racist.

House passes VA appeals bill and five other veterans measures

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:07
The House unanimously passed legislation Tuesday aiming to shorten the amount of time veterans wait for earned benefits, a process that takes an average of six years when a veteran is forced to appeal a claim with the Board of Veterans' Appeals.

California woman charged with smuggling tech to China

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:56
Authorities say 32-year-old Si Chen, of Pomona, also known as Cathy Chen, was arrested Tuesday. It's unclear whether she has an attorney.

Trump calls Kim Jong Un a 'madman with nuclear weapons,' according to transcript of Duterte call

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:01
In the April 29 call, Trump sought Duterte's input on whether Kim is "stable or not stable" and expressed some satisfaction in North Korea's recent failed missile tests, noting that "all his rockets are crashing."

Justice Dept. seeks greater sway over 'sanctuary cities'

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:15
The move would give the administration far more leeway to make good on its promise to crack down on "sanctuary cities" - although it would surely meet resistance from some local law enforcement agencies that do not want their officers used to enforce immigration law.

UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:58
The new U.N. disarmament chief says a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure "to sarin or a sarin-like substance" in samples from an attack on April 4 in northern Syria that killed over 90 people and now wants to visit the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

Readout of Secretary Mattis meeting with the North American Defense Ministerial

DoD News Releases - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:30
Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: On May 22, 2017, Defense
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