Marines News

Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

Stars & Stripes - 58 min 32 sec ago
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption."

Lawmakers move toward agreement on funding for nearly bankrupt VA program

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 8 min ago
House and Senate lawmakers came to a compromise Wednesday that would keep the Veterans Choice Program funded, while authorizing leases for new Department of Veterans Affairs clinics and research locations.

Connecticut governor to state armed forces: No transgender discrimination

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 17 min ago
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order on Wednesday directing the Connecticut National Guard not to discriminate against transgender people.

Graves of Ohio Civil War veterans to receive tombstones

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 26 min ago
Forrest Chanay of Killbuck is nearing the end of a years-long battle to get tombstones for 12 Civil War veterans buried in Oak Hill Cemetery whose graves are unmarked.

Contracts For July 26, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - 1 hour 36 min ago
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC, San Antonio, Texas

Senate rejects proposal for 'Obamacare' repeal

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 46 min ago
Seven Republicans joined all Democrats Wednesday in a 45-55 vote defeating a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law and give Congress two years to devise a replacement.

Body of fallen Marine returns home to Dallas for burial

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 6 min ago
Sgt. Joshua Snowden, one of 15 Marines killed in a military plane crash earlier this month, will be laid to rest Friday at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

TSA: Tablets, e-readers will soon have to be screened separately

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 18 min ago
U.S. airline passengers will have to take tablet computers and other large electronic devices out of carry-on bags for inspection as the government phases in tighter screening prompted by fears terror groups can hide bombs in them.

GI Bill expansion moves to Senate floor for a vote

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 19 min ago
In a unanimous vote Wednesday morning, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee advanced quick-moving legislation to expand veterans’ education benefits to a Senate floor vote.

You won’t find crowds at Italy’s pebbly Lago di Santa Croce

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 31 min ago
Lago di Santa Croce in Italy offers a mountain setting that seaside resorts lack.

St. Louis County residents, others seek to dismiss charges in terror funding case

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 42 min ago
Those accused of supporting a St. Louis man who fought and died for ISIS in Syria can't be prosecuted because he was engaging in lawful combat with other groups, according to filings by defense lawyers Friday.

US hits Venezuela with more sanctions, targeting civilian and military officials

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 55 min ago
The Trump administration hit Venezuela with a new round of economic sanctions Wednesday in a bid to discourage President Nicolas Maduro from rewriting his nation’s constitution, which U.S. officials said could doom Venezuela’s democracy.

Air Force, firm looking to hire 638 fighter jet mechanics at Holloman

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 3 min ago
AECOM, who was awarded the contract to maintain two F-16 squadrons from the base in southern New Mexico, is looking to hire experienced fighter aircraft mechanics.

Experts: Software theft shows threat of mercenary hackers

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 27 min ago
An indictment unsealed last week shows that mercenary hackers who sell stolen data to friendly governments are a growing threat to defense contractors, experts say.

Coast Guard clears Lady Washington to sail after grounding

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 40 min ago
The Coast Guard has completed its inspection of the Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the 18th-century sailing ship, and cleared it to resume operations.

Putin defies Trump on North Korea

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 41 min ago
Economic ties between Russia and North Korea, though beleaguered, are becoming a point of tension between President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump.

Congresswoman fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 50 min ago
Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.

Rick Perry duped by Russian duo impersonating Ukraine leader

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 1 min ago
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine.

Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 7 min ago
Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Kremlin holds off on responding to new US sanctions

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 12 min ago
The Kremlin on Wednesday refrained from discussing its possible response to a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia before President Donald Trump signs them into law.