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New cadets arrive Thursday as Air Force Academy basic training begins

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:39
The freshmen, the vast majority straight out of high school, will experience a wild first day of college that upperclassmen have been readying for months. In mere hours, they'll go from "rainbows" in civilian clothes to doolies in uniform.

Trump, growing frustrated with China, weighs trade actions, officials say

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:39
U.S. President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering possible ...

Ingalls Shipbuilding gets contract to build Destroyer Jack Lucas

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:33
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas is the fifth of five destroyers the company was originally awarded in June 2013. The ship is named for Capt. Jack H. Lucas, the youngest Marine and the youngest service member in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor.

Hokkaido cancer survivor’s hand-sewn breast pads offer a softer path to recovery

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:16
Following her experience losing a breast to cancer and the need for a comfortable way to cover the area of her body, a Hokkaido seamstress ...

Ransomware the go-to hack for cybercriminals amid bitcoin rally, glut of stolen data

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:49
A recent outbreak of ransomware attacks, from the WannaCry worm in May to Tuesday’s infection of thousands of computer systems around the globe, shows that ...

Soldier accused of killing PTSD dog pleads to lesser offenses

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:19
A charge of cruelty to animals filed against a Fort Bragg soldier accused of shooting an emotional support dog was dismissed in North Carolina.

Injured Marine, wife gifted dream home in Michigan

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:08
Building Homes for Heroes builds and modifies homes for wounded veterans and their families, and has gifted more than 100 homes to families across the country, the release stated.

Review: 'Little Hours' shows nothing's sacred

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:05
The majority of feature films being made these days are based on a popular young adult novel full of angst, a comic book brought to life through a massive amount of special effects or a top-selling novel that comes with a built-in audience. There are no assurances that any of these will turn into a hit but the odds are higher for success.

Iran accuses US of 'brazen' plan to change its government

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:57
Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of "a brazen interventionist plan" to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter.

More data seized from NSA leak suspect in Georgia

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:02
Authorities have gathered additional classified information in the National Security Agency leak investigation here beyond what the suspect is accused of revealing to the news media about Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election system, according to federal prosecutors.

Family finally found for Darwin’s ‘strangest animal ever’

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:43
Charles Darwin, Mr. Evolution himself, didn’t know what to make of the fossils he saw in Patagonia so he sent them to his friend, the ...

Trump’s politicking, campaigning for 2020 raise ethics flags

The Japan Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:34
Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election. On Wednesday night, he’ll attend his first ...

Border wall prototypes could start going up in late summer, US official says

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:59
Customs and Border Protection still has not signed any contracts to build prototypes of new barriers, a first step in plans to design and erect a wall along the 2,000-mile Mexico border.

Spy agencies seek permanent authority for contested surveillance program

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:17
The intelligence community is seeking permanent authority for a contested surveillance program at a time when senators in both parties are increasingly frustrated in their attempts to learn how much information spy agencies collect on American citizens - and even on senators themselves.

New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:02
President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they're losing business.

[Country X] First: The global politics of selfishness

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:00
The nearly universal slogan among countries that might once have acted with more restraint seems to be: “Go for it.”

Fort Bragg paratroopers headed to Afghanistan

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:38
The soldiers are part of a larger group of 1,500 deploying paratroopers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

No shooter, no injuries at Redstone Arsenal

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:34
Officials at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal received two emergency phone calls of an active shooter on post Tuesday morning, but an investigation determined the reports of the incident that locked down the north Alabama installation for several hours were unfounded.

Jon Stewart to host Warrior Games in Chicago

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:13
Jon Stewart's work for veterans goes back to his time behind the desk on “The Daily Show” when the production incorporated an internship program for vets in conjunction with American Corporate Partners.

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

Pacific Stars and Stripes - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:12
For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods when the struggling effort to pass a health bill dominates the headlines.