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Biden: Toxic US politics could undermine Western Hemisphere opportunity and security

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 10:13
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said the Obama administration has worked to foster trade and fight corruption throughout the Americas, but warned that a toxic presidential campaign could hurt relationships between the United States and its Western Hemisphere allies.

NFL player learned lessons from military amputees

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 10:09
Charles Tillman had his share of good fortune during 14 NFL seasons, but his recent injury history wouldn't be the best example of that. A torn ACL cost him a chance to play in this year's Super Bowl as a member of the Carolina Panthers. He could mope about bad luck, but visits with military amputees put his own problems into perspective.

City police in Md. defend proposal for new armored vehicle

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 10:02
Frederick police are looking to buy a new armored vehicle — like the county sheriff’s office recently did — even though records show the vehicles are rarely used.

Next cyberattack front could be your car

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:58
For the many folks concerned about cyberthieves hacking emails and stealing personal information from online accounts, here comes another worry: A cyberattack on your car - while you're driving.

Vietnam frees jailed dissident priest ahead of Obama's visit

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:58
Vietnam granted early release from prison to a Catholic priest who is one of its most prominent dissidents, a move widely seen as a goodwill gesture before President Barack Obama arrives on an official visit late Sunday night.

Computers and warrants: Some senators oppose Justice plan

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:51
A bipartisan group of senators took a first step Thursday to blocking a Justice Department proposal that they say would make it too easy for the government to hack into computers during investigations.

With terrorism concerns again in mind, Obama embarks on week-long trip to Asia

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:44
President Obama departs Saturday for a week-long trip to Vietnam and Japan that will focus on economics and national security, punctuated by a historic stop in Hiroshima on Friday.

Amid shouts of 'shame,' House GOP defeats gay rights measure

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:32
Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes under pressure from House leaders Thursday and defeated a measure to protect gay rights.

BFA's early barrage enough to down Bitburg

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:24
Anna Kragt scores twice and Falcons make them stand up in a 2-0 win over Barons.

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor being brought home

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:11
The remains of a Parsons-area man killed 75 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor will be brought home for burial in services next week. Military honors are planned for Seaman 2nd Class Dale F. Pearce, 21, of Dennis, Kansas, according to his nephew Ralph Pearce, also of Dennis.

Gardening group in Missouri supports veterans' agricultural therapy

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:01
A newly established group in Ashland is selling tomato seeds and plants in order to donate funds to programs that rehabilitate veterans through agricultural therapy.

After year of closure, border between Iraq and Jordan to open soon

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:25
Iraq's border crossing with Jordan is expected to open in about two weeks, after an almost year-long closure, allowing for a resumption of vital trade and a return of Iraqi refugees, an Iraqi diplomat said Saturday.

Kadena wraps up military football title; Hansen gets first win

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:21
Defending champions clinch regular season title at 5-0 in four-team league.

Cuban migrants climb down from lighthouse near Key West

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:18
The 19 Cuban migrants straddled atop the American Shoal lighthouse off Sugarloaf Key have come down and are being processed by immigration officials, Coast Guard officials said Friday afternoon.

Polish sovereignty is imperiled after EU criticism, premier says

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:14
Poland's government criticized the European Union's executive, saying it wanted to break the bloc apart after officials in Brussels threatened to deepen a probe into whether the country is backsliding on its democratic commitments.

Sapsford pitches, hits ASIJ to third straight title

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:11
Senior headed for Yale strikes out 13 and hits two-run homer as Mustangs top Kadena 3-1.

Privacy fears: Panel has advice for drone operators

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:08
A panel of privacy experts and technology companies organized by the Obama administration has issued guidelines for using drones without being overly intrusive. The suggestions are voluntary, but some business interests involved in the debate hope the guidelines head off tougher regulations that they fear could smother the drone industry in its infancy.

Dutch climber dies on way back from Everest summit

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:03
A 35-year-old Dutch man suffering from high-altitude sickness died on his way back from Mount Everest's summit in the first death reported this year on the world's highest mountain, an expedition organizer said Saturday.

War-weary Somalis flee for Europe as rebuilding too slow

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:01
When hundreds of Somalis were reported drowned in the Mediterranean last month, Abdi Deeq didn't rethink his plans to flee the Horn of Africa nation and risk the illicit crossing to Europe.

Alconbury out-kicks Brussels to make it a sweep

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:52
Alconbury knocked in five kicks to Brussels’ four in the shootout, which followed a 1-1 regulation tie.
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