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FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:47
Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI counterintelligence agent who was also deeply involved in the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, was removed over the summer from Mueller's team.

Mistrial in ex-Navy commander's attempted rape trial

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:46
A judge declared the mistrial Tuesday after a lone holdout kept jurors from convicting John M. Neuhart with the attempted rape of a junior officer in San Diego.

Sold North Korean brides face hard choices in China

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:26
Experts estimate that thousands, and perhaps tens of thousands, of North Korean women have been trafficked across the border and sold as brides since a crippling famine in North Korea killed hundreds of thousands of people in the mid-1990s.

Navy evaluates options for Honolulu's Red Hill fuel tanks

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:32
The tanks at Red Hill date to World War II and sit atop an important aquifer. Options include restoring existing tanks, lining the tanks and installing tanks within tanks.

Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:45
Tens of thousands of people remain evacuated, including many from the seaside enclaves of Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria and the inland agricultural town of Fillmore.

US ready for unconditional talks with North Korea, Tillerson says

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 19:29
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to remove a major roadblock to talks with North Korea, saying the United States was willing to meet with the nuclear-armed country “without preconditions.”

VA faces higher-than-estimated costs, other challenges to implement ‘Forever’ GI Bill

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:54
Higher-than-anticipated costs is one of a number of problems that the agency has faced for months of a yearlong charge to implement the “Forever” GI Bill, which contains 34 changes to veterans’ education benefits.

Iraq PM warns Islamic State might erupt again somewhere else

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:27
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told reporters Tuesday that "we have managed to break them" in Iraq, but added that it's a worry for everyone that ISIS has "this unfortunate ability to recruit young people very quickly."

NASA to test spacecraft's safety in Yuma Army installation

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:23
A team from Houston's Johnson Space Center has been working at the Jacobs Hangar at the Yuma International Airport in preparation for the testing of the parachutes of the Orion spacecraft on Wednesday at the Yuma Proving Ground.

Contracts For Dec. 12, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:00
CONTRACTS NAVY Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a not-to-exceed
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Federal officials probe Los Alamos National Laboratory after worker incident

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:56
Federal officials are investigating the Los Alamos National Laboratory after an employee was involved in an incident described as a "near-miss to a fatality."

As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:47
Michael Flynn made clear "he was tired of the constant barrage of either people trying to contact him and his family, or the press and the coverage they were getting. He was ready for that to be over," said Thomas A. Heaney Jr., a retired Army colonel who has known Flynn since childhood and spoke to him two days before the guilty plea last month.

'Last Jedi' cast reveals tidbits about next Star Wars film

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:34
Director Rian Johnson (“Looper”) and 10 members of the cast of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” -- Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran -- face a small army to journalists to discuss the latest film in the galactic franchise.

Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:24
Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country. Facebook and Twitter were down Tuesday after reports emerged of killings on Monday by security forces in the Oromia region.

USS Nimitz returns home after six-month deployment

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:20
The USS Nimitz returned to Bremerton this weekend following a six-month deployment that brought the aircraft carrier across the globe, performing combat operations in the Arabian Gulf's scorching heat and participating in the Navy's first three-carrier exercise in a decade.

Trudeau snubs Boeing, unveils plan to buy used Australian jets

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:01
The Trudeau government is escalating a trade fight with Boeing, ditching plans to buy 18 Super Hornets while launching a search for new fighter jets under parameters that could hamper future bids from the U.S. plane maker.

Midshipman faces discipline after scaling Naval Academy Chapel for traditional stunt

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:57
Naval Academy lore claims a midshipman who can get his cap — called a cover — atop the chapel’s obelisk will earn relaxed restrictions, or carry-on. One midshipman is getting the opposite of that, thanks to a stunt involving his cover and a statue.

Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in South Korea

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:53
Despite Russia's ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games.

NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:40
A ship captain's unwillingness to listen to his crew's suggestions to change course from the path of a raging hurricane. A weak corporate safety culture that left crewmembers ill-prepared to deal with heavy weather. An old ship with outdated lifeboats, open to the elements.
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