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Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 22:12
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister swept aside any lingering tensions Saturday over an Obama era agreement on the resettlement of refugees, joining forces to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to scuttle its nuclear weapons and missile program.

Florida Guard helping evacuate area threatened by brush fires

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:56
The Florida National Guard is helping to evacuate more than 2,000 homes being threatened by brush fires in southwest Florida.

US military says ISIS operative linked to Istanbul bombing has been killed

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:49
The U.S. military says it has killed an Islamic State operative from Uzbekistan linked to the New Year's Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people.

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:43
A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites.

Navy SEAL charged with molesting young girl on camera

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:18
A member of SEAL Team 1 was arrested this week on federal charges he recorded himself molesting a sleeping child earlier this year.

Former defense contractor sentenced in mail fraud case

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:08
Federal authorities say a former defense contractor convicted of mail fraud and making false claims while supplying non-conforming parts to the military has been sentenced in Ohio to two years in prison.

Lavrov speaks to Tillerson about Syria chemical attack

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:04
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Russia regrets U.S. opposition to Russian inspectors taking part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Contracts For April 21, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTS NAVY Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $95,550,000
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Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:44
Jordan has rejected as "baseless" claims that it plans to deploy troops in neighboring Syria in coordination with the United States.

Pat's Run shadow runs expand to 32 cities to honor Tillman

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:29
Every April, 28,000 runners descend upon the Arizona State University campus to cover the 4.2 miles of Pat's Run. The run started in 2004 as a way to honor Pat Tillman, the former NFL football player killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.

Police officer killed in Paris was on duty during 2015 terror attack

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:57
The Paris police officer who was shot to death while at work on the French capital's most famous boulevard had seen firsthand the horror that could be carried out in the name of the Islamic State group. Xavier Jugele was one of the officers who raced to the Bataclan concert hall the night three armed men in suicide bombs stormed a show and slaughtered 90 people on Nov. 13, 2015.

Fresno killings suspect shouts out during 1st court hearing

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:45
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, was supposed to be officially informed about the first-degree murder charge he is accused of in the shooting death of an unarmed security guard. But the reading of the charge never happened because Muhammad had another outburst, yelling "Let black people go" and a phrase similar to "in reparations" that was not clearly enunciated.

Army’s top enlisted soldier 'extremely impressed' with USAREUR

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:41
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited soldiers in Germany and Latvia during a four-day tour of U.S. Army Europe’s area of operations that wrapped up on Friday.

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor will finally be laid to rest

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:39
More than 75 years after Michael Galajdik was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, the sailor from Joliet, Ill., will reach his final resting place.

Officials say at least 12 people killed overnight in Venezuela

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:27
A young Venezuelan man returning home late from work was fatally shot when he got caught in the middle of late-night street clashes that engulfed many working-class neighborhoods in Caracas.

Delicate bargain frees 26 hostages, including Qatar royals

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:25
After nearly a year and a half in captivity, Qatar on Friday secured the release of 26 hostages, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years.

Veteran gets 21-month prison term for lying about an Iraq war injury to make money

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:20
A federal judge on Friday called Brandon Blackstone's actions in faking a war injury to profit financially "shameful, shameful conduct" before sentencing him to 21 months in prison.

Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:57
The U.S. military says Russian military aircraft have approached the coast of Alaska four times this week, and U.S. fighter jets intercepted them twice.

Vienna bartender appeals fine for public belching – and wins

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:48
Nearly a year after a policeman ticketed Edin Mehic for loudly belching next to him, the Vienna bartender has won his appeal.

Readout of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' Meetings with Israeli Leadership

DoD News Releases - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:30
Pentagon Spokesman Eric Pahon provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met
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