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Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:38
Education Minister Naftali Bennett, head of the nationalist Jewish Home party, was among the first ministers to shake hands with Trump, and took the opportunity to insist the United States should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Defense contractor admits trying to sell satellite secrets to Russians

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:49
Federal authorities say a Southern California man who worked as an engineer for a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to attempting to sell sensitive information used in military and commercial satellites to the Russians.

Trump can’t stop climate movement, Gore says in Cannes

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:27
Donald Trump cannot stop the climate movement despite the president’s efforts to roll back environmental protections, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said Monday. Gore ...

UK police: 'a number of fatalities' from explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:12
Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured.

Nevada to shield relocated soldiers from end-contract fees

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:09
Members of the military being deployed or moved to a different base can get out of service contracts without penalty in Nevada under a law receiving final approval in the state capital.

Air Force command chief master sergeant faces 17 charges at Article 32 hearing

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:16
Air Force command chief master sergeant faces 17 charges at hearing Tuesday to determine whether courts-martial is warranted

House Democrat: Flynn lied about Russia ties to renew security clearance

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:15
Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn appears to have lied to federal investigators last year about who paid for his 2015 trip to Moscow, during a Defense Department inquiry into the renewal of his top secret security clearance, a leading Capitol Hill Democrat said Monday.

Trump becomes first U.S.president to visit Western Wall

The Japan Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:54
Putting his hand against one of the most sacred sites in Judaism, Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the ...

Boeing blamed for maintenance errors on Air Force One

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:34
The Air Force is blaming Boeing mechanics for accidental contamination of the oxygen system aboard one of the modified Boeing 747 planes known as Air Force One used for presidential travel.

Yazidi activist weary after years of anti-ISIS campaigning

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:31
Nadia Murad managed to escape the Islamic State militants who enslaved her and other Yazidi women in Iraq. A comment betrays how deeply the scars from the ordeal run more than two years after she broke free.

Search-and-rescue drones could one day save overboard sailors

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:46
Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley’s moment of inspiration came during a drone demonstration by graduate students at the University of Hawaii. Why couldn’t the Navy use drones to find sailors who have fallen overboard?

Haley wants UN to shift aid focus to nations hosting Syrians

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:07
President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees.

US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:52
Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador on Monday to protest what it called "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week.

Limitless content, satisfying fisticuffs mark stellar 'Injustice 2'

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:51
For many years, the fighting game genre was pretty clearly defined two distinct philosophies. On one hand, there was the anime-based, fluid “Street Fighter” and its clones. On the other, much bloodier hand, there was the motion-captured grit of “Mortal Kombat” and its acolytes.

US: Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:59
Homeland Security says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas.

Review: Latest 'Pirates' movie follows the formula

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:56
Since Hollywood loves a nostalgic reboot, it’s no surprise that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is setting sail once again, six years after 2011’s “On Stranger Tides.” For this film, subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Disney has hired a lesser-known filmmaking duo to reanimate the series - a pair of Norweigan filmmakers, Joachim Rg and Espen Sandberg, who helmed the 2012 oceanic adventure film “Kon-Tiki.” What they’ve delivered is a cookie-cutter Pirates movie that faithfully follows the formula.

Brad Pitt on hubris, 'War Machine' and having 'no secrets'

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:33
Brad Pitt and Gen. Stanley McChrystal — the inspiration to Pitt’s four-star Afghanistan commander in the upcoming Netflix war satire “War Machine “-- would seem to be worlds apart. One, an affable member of Hollywood’s elite; the other a hard-charging lifetime military man. But Pitt found one connection with his character: a swollen ego, and the damage done.

Rep: Sorry for using 'lynch' over Confederate statue removal

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:57
A Mississippi lawmaker is saying Louisiana leaders should be "lynched" for removing Confederate monuments.

Authorities: Stabbing of Army officer a possible hate crime

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:51
The FBI is investigating the fatal stabbing of a black U.S. Army lieutenant visiting the University of Maryland as a possible hate crime after a white student with ties to a Facebook group that posts disparaging material about African-Americans was arrested in his death, authorities say.

Suspected Syrian militia leader goes on trial in Germany

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:16
A Syrian man has gone on trial in Germany for allegedly leading a militia in Syria that was responsible for torture and killings.