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Family: California man celebrating marriage killed in Spain

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:00
A Northern California man who was spending his first wedding anniversary overseas was among those killed in a deadly truck attack in Barcelona, Spain, his family said Friday.

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:56
President Donald Trump accepted Steve Bannon's resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president's administration in turmoil.

West Point opens new barracks named after shunned black graduate

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:42
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday for the Davis Barracks, named after Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., a 1936 West Point graduate who would go on to become the Air Force's first black general.

US says Iraqi forces ready for next battle against ISIS militants

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:08
Senior U.S. military leaders said Friday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists after closing out the wrenching nine-month battle to retake the city of Mosul.

Veteran salutes fellow Marine who saved his life in Vietnam

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:01
Dan "Waggs" Waggoner never got the chance to thank the fellow Marine who came to his aid in January 1969 when he lay wounded on a battlefield in Vietnam, so he set out to find him.

Neo-Nazis excluded from military service by policy, but concerns persist

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:01
Longstanding concerns about right-wing extremists in the military include such groups seeking to infiltrate the services to gain tactical knowledge and about troops’ radicalization after they’ve joined.

US drone crashes in southern Turkey after leaving Incirlik Air Base

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:01
An MQ-1 Predator crashed late Thursday in southern Turkey after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, the military said Friday.

RAF Mildenhall hosts diversity day

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:51
Airmen took a break today to celebrate the second annual Diversity and Inclusion Day on base.

Shoot down lawmakers’ nuclear option on Russia

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:34
Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty is a serious matter. But a tit-for-tat response — developing our own new nuclear missile — won’t make us safer and will only make the problem worse.

For N. Korean refugee, threat never ends

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:32
While Americans were spared this month from North Korea’s threats of nuclear war, she likely will never escape the risk of death at the hands of that regime.

Finnish police shoot man who stabbed 8 people; 2 dead

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:19
A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland's western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack.

Rhode Island native assumes command of Naval Station Newport

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:06
Capt. Ian Johnson, a native of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, assumed command from Capt. Dennis Boyer in a ceremony Friday.

Navy anticipates housing crunch in San Diego region

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:56
The Navy is facing a looming housing crunch in the San Diego region, where high home prices and rents are already a problem.

Pencils, paper, backpacks, oh my! Stars go back to school

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:27
Fresh pencils and the perfect lunchbox, new clothes and the hottest notebooks. In the wind down of summer as we head into fall, a variety of celebrities time-tripped back to childhood, sharing favorite moments preparing for the first day of school.

Rule will allow commanders to reverse E-4 demotions

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:57
Commanding officers will have the ability to restore the E-4 rank of sailors who were demoted to E-3 for minor offenses under new guidelines that take effect in December, the Navy said.

Report details terror, heroism in aftermath of USS Fitzgerald collision

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:09
An initial report into the USS Fitzgerald collision released by the Navy on Thursday details the terror sailors experienced in the moments after the collision along with the heroic efforts crew members undertook to save lives.

Blasts from the past: Japan’s gaming classics get a retro revival

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:52
Nothing sells like nostalgia.Renewed interest in vintage Japanese video games is drawing buyers to the country’s online markets and retro gaming shops. While enthusiasts have ...

U.S., Japan vow unity against North in ‘two-plus-two’ talks

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:21
The foreign and defense chiefs of the U.S. and Japan reaffirm their commitment to the bilateral alliance and agree to work together closely in facing ...

Sightseeing bus runs off road in Hokkaido, injuring about 30

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:06
A sightseeing bus tumbles off the road in Shimizu, Hokkaido, injuring dozens of passengers who were on a four-day package tour.

Usami makes first game-winning hit of career one to remember

The Japan Times - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:04
It was only 10 days ago that Shingo Usami recorded his first pro hit. After his last swing of the bat on Friday night, the ...