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Wounded warrior Maj. Ivan Castro says retirement won't slow him down

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:49
Since losing his sight in Iraq in 2006, Maj. Ivan Castro has run 50 marathons, climbed mountains, cycled across the continental U.S. and, last year, trekked to the South Pole alongside Great Britain's Prince Harry. Now his military career is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean he's taking a back seat in his quest to inspire and help others.

More Pac records heading for fall at finals?

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:35
Kinnick's Johnson, Seisen's Shappell and Sonnenberg and Galvin from Yokota already own some heading into championships.

Ex-Guantanamo detainees end protest at US embassy in Uruguay

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:34
Four ex-Guantanamo detainees who camped outside the U.S. Embassy demanding compensation for their more than 12 years in prison ended the nearly four-week-old protest Tuesday after reaching a deal with Uruguayan officials.

Air Force launches hush-hush mini-shuttle to space

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:33
A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments.

US military rescuers end operations after Nepal earthquake

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:29
The 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations in Nepal since a major earthquake struck last month concluded their work Wednesday, officials said.

Afghan official: at least 12 police killed by insurgents

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:26
At least a dozen Afghan police officers were killed in a series of insurgent attacks on checkpoints in the country's southern Uruzgan province, an official said.

Spain's Civil Guard erroneously listed as terror group

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:04
Spain's regional Basque Country government is apologizing after the nation's Civil Guard police force was mistakenly listed on an official Internet page as a terrorist group.

Marymount to battle upstart Bahrain for title

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:01
Royals, going for fifth straight championship, down AFNORTH in one semifinal while Bahrain edges Black Forest Academy in other.

Albania says could block Macedonia's NATO bid

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:27
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has warned that his country could block Macedonia's bid to join NATO unless it improves its record on respecting the rights of the country's ethnic Albanian minority.

Marines had airborne rescue mission underway for pilot killed by Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:52
U.S. Marines launched an airborne rescue operation in December after a Jordanian fighter pilot's F-16 went down in Syria, but the mission was called off after it became clear he had fallen into the hands of militants, a Marine commander said.

Athletes take to track for last shot at individual, team glory

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:43
Teams hope to get points in an array of events to capture titles in wide-open fields.

Peace activists hit roadblock ahead of DMZ crossing

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:56
Women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel peace laureates said Wednesday that they may have to change plans to cross Korea's Demilitarized Zone because authorities can't guarantee their safety if they walk from the North to the South at Panmunjom.

Thousands fleeing Ramadi permitted to enter Baghdad

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:39
An Iraqi official says the government has granted conditional entry to Baghdad for thousands of displaced people fleeing violence in nearby Anbar province.

Kadena routs Kubasaki to defend banner

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:03
Panthers' 19-3 victory over Dragons marks first time school has won title in an odd-numbered year.

It takes extra game, but Yokota captures championship

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:51
Zama forces second title game in double-elimination tournament, but Panthers win that one 3-0.

US, Cuba close to reopening embassies

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:49
After months of negotiations, American and Cuban diplomats will meet in Washington on Thursday to try and finalize a deal to reopen embassies in each country's capital after 54 years of diplomatic isolation.

Ukraine open to hosting missile defense system

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:29
Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defense system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defense official said Wednesday. So far no one has offered.

McConnell: Senate to vote on bill to end NSA bulk collection

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:35
The Senate will vote on legislation that ends the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' phone records as Congress scrambles to renew the Patriot Act before it expires on June 1.

Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 03:37
As it moves to try to reverse the stunning loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest Sunni province, the Shiite-led government is hamstrung by the sectarian politics it has failed to overcome ever since the Islamic State group began its rampage more than a year ago.

Dragons retain crown by blanking Kinnick

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 03:28
Kubasaki wins two straight two titles for first time in more than a decade.
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