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At Arlington National Cemetery, roses for the nation's fallen

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 40 min ago
Hundreds of volunteers braved intermittent downpours Sunday to place 160,000 roses on graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

North Korea fires short-range missile in 9th test this year

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 1 min ago
North Korea fired a missile that flew about 280 miles before apparently crashing in Japanese waters on Monday, officials said.

Following Trump's trip, Merkel says Europe can't rely on US anymore

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 12 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Donald Trump last week, saying that Europe "really must take our fate into our own hands."

8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 41 min ago
A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy.

More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 13 min ago
British police made two more arrests and stormed three more locations Sunday as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing, while a government minister said members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large.

Navy parachutist dies during demonstration over Hudson River

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 16 min ago
A Navy SEAL team member has died when his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.

Lifeguards rescue 11 from rough surf in Honolulu

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 51 min ago
In one incident, a 19-year-old man jumped off a cliff at Spitting Caves and was unable to handle the ocean conditions. Four fellow military service members jumped in to help and were assisted by a sixth man. All were brought to shore by lifeguards.

Oceana's Gold Star coordinator comforts families of the fallen long after Memorial Day

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 8 min ago
They have lost husbands, brothers and sons. Some deaths were caused by war, others by suicide, illness or accident. The only things they share in common are their grief, their loved one's military service and Samantha Blackwell.

$17.5M in federal money for Jacksonville, Florida port dredging

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 27 min ago
Jacksonville's ship channel dredging project is getting $17.5 million in federal funds after the Trump administration included the money in the U.S Army Corps of Engineers' work plan for 2017.

Chaplain offered solace at Pentagon on 9/11

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Retired U.S. Army Col. Janet Horton frowned over the multiple rejections she faced after being commissioned to the chaplaincy, smiled at the way God worked good out of all the negativity and wiped away tears as she talked about the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Forget supersonic: Hypersonic is the US military's new speed

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 9 min ago
In the future, military dominance will depend partly on how fast you can fly and how quickly you can get into space. Boeing Co.'s XS-1 (Experimental Spaceplane) got a green light this week by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Homeland Security Secretary Kelly mulling greatly-expanded airplane laptop ban

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 43 min ago
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

New accuser sues former speaker Dennis Hastert, alleging sexual abuse

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 45 min ago
Less than three months before Dennis Hastert's scheduled release from prison, a new accuser has come forward with allegations saying he was sodomized by Hastert decades ago, according to a lawsuit filed in Kendall County.

Mattis says US is trying to keep Islamic State fighters from going home

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 58 min ago
“Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on CBS’s “Face the Nation."

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 5 min ago
Muhammad A. Najieb, an imam at the Muslim Community Center, said the two young women targeted by an anti-Muslim rant "could have been the victims, but three heroes jumped in and supported them."

Scouts honor war veterans at Los Angeles National Cemetery

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 41 min ago
Thousands of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts visited Los Angeles National Cemetery Saturday to plant flags in honor of Memorial Day. In just over an hour, the Scouts turned the national graveyard into a garden of flags flying beneath a solemn sky.

Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 51 min ago
Among the roughly 11,000 American women stationed in Vietnam, Sharon Lane was the only one killed by hostile fire during the decadeslong war. Seven other women died in accidents and from illnesses.

Dismay, anger in France at vandalism of De Gaulle's tomb

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 14 min ago
French media say police are hunting for two people, one of whom was filmed Saturday by security cameras knocking a cross off the top of the tomb in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises.

Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto ISIS capital, Raqqa

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 1 min ago
Syrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group.

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 8 min ago
President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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