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Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 09:50
Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.

US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:51
The U.S. has told Iran it's time to consider extending nuclear talks past their deadline, a senior American official said Sunday.

Official: 60 extremist backers from Germany dead

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:18
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died.

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:44
Across the vast region under Islamic State control, the group is actively conscripting children for battle and committing abuses against the most vulnerable at a young age, according to a growing body of evidence assembled from residents, activists, independent experts and human rights groups.

Wis. WWII veteran unlocks past through war love letters

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 07:18
For the first time in almost 70 years, Harold “Diz” Kronenberg, a decorated World War II veteran, learned what he’d written on more than 500 letters, postcards and notes he wrote to Marjorie Sippel, the woman he eventually married.

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 06:50
Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.

Durham on track to get veterans' court

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:49
Veterans who run afoul of the law may soon have a special court in Durham where the focus will be on helping instead of punishing.

Fort Detrick, labor union in legal tug-of-war over uniforms

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:45
Fort Detrick's garrison and a labor union are waiting for a military judge to decide whether it's illegal for the garrison to provide work uniforms to its blue-collar employees.

New sergeant major takes over at Parris Island

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:30
Sgt. Maj. Angela Maness officially took over as new sergeant major at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on Friday, according to a news release.

Next challenge for Newport News shipyard: Keeping carrier Kennedy within budget

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:25
The mission: Construct a state-of-the-art warship for less money than it took to build the first ship of the class, the Gerald R. Ford.

Iraqi premier orders help for fighters battling IS

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:12
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered more aerial support and weapons for fighters battling the Islamic State militant group in Anbar province as a curfew took effect Sunday in the provincial capital, Ramadi, amid intense clashes.

Officials say car bomb kills 7 people in Iraq

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:09
Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb explosion at an outdoor market south of Baghdad has killed seven people.

Military veterans can win 7-Eleven franchise in contest

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 04:04
Veterans interested in running their own business may want to take advantage of 7-Eleven Inc.'s first franchise giveaway.

A long war, from Pearl Harbor to victory celebrations

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 03:57
In our history, only the Civil War compares in daily intensity. Certainly nothing since 1945 has come close.

Pumphrey leads San Diego St. over Air Force 30-14

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 02:56
Donnel Pumphrey ran for 131 yards and a touchdown, and San Diego State forced four turnovers to beat Air Force 30-14 on Friday night.

Air Force blows out Western State 90-60

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 02:49
Kamryn Williams had 17 points to lead Air Force to a 90-60 lead over Western State (Col) on Saturday.

Northeastern beats Navy in Tip-Off Classic, 68-44

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 02:41
Scott Eatherton scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Northeastern sank Navy 68-44 in the first game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at the Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night.

Blocked punt helps Army beat Fordham 42-31

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 02:39
Larry Dixon tied a career high with three touchdowns on 158 yards to become the fourth player in school history with 3,000 yards rushing for the Black Knights.

Army uses late surge to put away Marist 76-62

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 02:29
Kyle Wilson scored 20 points, Tanner Plomb added 17 and Army used a dominating late surge to put away Marist 76-62 on Saturday night.

UH-Hilo researchers, drone map lava flow

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 22:34
Predicting where the June 27 lava flow will go next is a fluid undertaking.
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