Marines News

At 90, Air Force veteran expelled in 1955 for being a lesbian gets her honorable discharge

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 16 min ago
Airman Second Class Helen Grace James was targeted and investigated by Air Force officials for her sexuality, part of a massive effort to remove gay and lesbian service members known as the "Lavender Scare."

Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious force gets new commander

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 46 min ago
Rear Adm. Brad Cooper assumed command of the Navy’s amphibious forces in the Pacific during a ceremony this week on Okinawa.

Activists rip Kim Jong Un's photo in Olympic protest

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 56 min ago
Despite drawing verbal outbursts from North Korea, the protests have yet to meaningfully affect preparations for the games, which South Korean President Moon Jae-in views as an opportunity to improve relations after tensions over the North's nuclear program.

Under criticism from Trump, FBI director shakes up staff

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 2 min ago
Officials said FBI Director Christopher Wray, who started the job in August, is replacing two top aides who were promoted into their roles by his predecessor James Comey.

Minnesota Public Radio: Allegations against Keillor far beyond single touch

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 9 min ago
MPR said in a statement that Keillor was accused by a woman who worked on his "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show of dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents over several years, including requests for sexual contact and explicit sexual communications and touching.

Marine accused of strangling woman

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:50
Lance Cpl. Andrew Evans Winzeler, 24, of Sherwood Road in Jacksonville was arrested by the Jacksonville Police Department on Jan. 22 in relation to a domestic violence incident.

At Fort Bragg, six women become first in Army to earn Expert Infantryman Badge

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:44
Women quietly broke through barriers last fall when they became the first in the Army to earn the prestigious Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg.

Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:36
Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time.

Philippine volcano spreads lava almost 2 miles from crater

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:16
Mount Mayon has spewed lava up to 2,000 feet high at times Tuesday and early Wednesday and its ash plumes stretched up to 3 miles above the crater.

Readout of Secretary Mattis' Meeting With Indonesian Minister of Defense

DoD News Releases - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:02
Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense James Mattis met today

US must give advance notice before transferring US detainee

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:54
The American Civil Liberties Union argued that the government was holding the detainee without providing him access to a lawyer. The court ordered the government to provide access to an attorney.

US pulled multiple ways in Syria as Islamic State recedes

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 20:29
A crisis between the U.S. and Turkey, triggered by the latter's new military offensive in Syria, has laid bare how a dizzying array of alliances in Syria is growing even more convoluted in the absence of IS as a major force.

Bronx street to be named after Emmanuel Mensah, heroic soldier who died in NYC fire

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:58
A street will be named after the Army private who died saving others in the historic Bronx apartment fire in December, a councilman said.

Mayfield, Allen embracing scrutiny at Senior Bowl

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:16
Mayfield, college football's top player, and Allen, a potential No. 1 overall draft pick, are competing at the Senior Bowl's North practices in front of NFL coaches, scouts and executives.

Martinez rockets up Hall of Fame ballot as DHs gain respect

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:11
Edgar Martinez's percentage of the vote more than doubled from 2015 to last year, and he is projected to be around the 75 percent needed for election when this year's voting is announced Wednesday.

Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:10
Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said.

ICE agent arrested after Kansas TV anchor goes to police

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:07
An agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is facing federal charges after a Wichita television news anchor told local police that he was sending her sensitive law enforcement material and text messages that were sexual in nature, newly released court documents show.

Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump's wall

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:46
Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer had made the offer last Friday in a last-ditch effort to head off a government shutdown, then came scalding criticism from his party's liberal activist base that Democrats had given up too easily in reopening the government without more concrete promises on immigration.

Duckworth to be first sitting US senator to give birth

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:38
Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant with her second child. She will be the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

Mueller said to plan questions for Trump on Flynn, Comey firing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:20
Special counsel Robert Mueller wants to question President Donald Trump about his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey as well as the removal of Michael Flynn as national security adviser, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.