Marines News

Former DC Metro police officer gets 15 years in prison in terrorism case

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 11 min ago
A former police officer with the Washington, D.C. Metro system will spend 15 years in prison after getting caught in a terrorism sting operation, even as he continues to argue that he is not an Islamic State supporter but a misunderstood patriot.

France unveils broad new plan to tackle radicalization

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 13 min ago
France unveiled a wide-ranging new program on Friday to counter radicalization, as French jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list grows of people showing risk signs.

Autopsy aside, Israeli army says tear gas killed Palestinian

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 14 min ago
An initial inquiry suggested that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video died from tear gas inhalation, the Israeli military said Friday, ahead of a planned autopsy.

UN to vote on 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 19 min ago
The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

Trump announces 'heaviest sanctions ever' against North Korea

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 30 min ago
President Donald Trump said Friday that his administration will pursue one of the most aggressive sanction efforts against North Korea yet, with plans to disrupt the country’s shipping companies and vessels to force Kim Jong Un’s regime to rein in its nuclear weapons program.

Marine accused of stabbing another Marine at Camp Pendleton will face murder charge

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 34 min ago
An unidentified Marine held in connection with a fatal stabbing of a fellow Marine at the School of Infantry will face charges of murder and obstruction of justice at an Article 32 hearing scheduled for March 5 at the base.

What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 38 min ago
It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea. As South Korea's liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen to send the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010 to the games' closing ceremony.

Who will watchdog Trump's massive Pentagon budget while McCain is absent?

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 45 min ago
Nobody does oversight of the Pentagon's budget like Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Nobody holds the brass accountable with the same vigor and, at times, vitriol. But now that President Donald Trump has proposed a massive Pentagon spending plan, a $716 billion whopper that is a 13 percent increase over this year, McCain, 81, is sidelined by illness.

Mexico finds 103 migrants abandoned in freight trailer

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 48 min ago
The container had apparently been abandoned by migrant traffickers, and a passing military patrol heard people pounding on the walls and calling for help.

Parris Island Marine recruit was hospitalized after being found unresponsive

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 51 min ago
A Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island trainee was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital after being found “unresponsive” at the depot on Feb. 4, according to a Marine news release.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott backs raising age for gun purchases to 21

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 9 sec ago
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he will work to raise the minimum age for purchasing weapons in his state to 21 years old, marking his first major break from the policy priorities of the National Rifle Association.

US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 1 min ago
The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials said.

Record number of women to compete in Brigade Boxing Championships

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 13 min ago
While head boxing coach Jim McNally said women have participated in Brigade Boxing for more than a decade, Friday night’s fights will include 10 women facing off in five bouts, the highest number ever.

Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 15 min ago
A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign is expected to plead guilty in the special counsel's Russia probe, a person familiar with the decision said Friday.

Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 18 min ago
Ivanka Trump told South Korea's president on Friday that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.

Deaths mount in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 19 min ago
Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing nine people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400.

Patterson seeks to become three-time Brigade Boxing champ Friday night at Naval Academy

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 24 min ago
Charles Patterson remembered attending a boxing orientation meeting during plebe summer at the U.S. Naval Academy and decided to channel his athletic energy in that direction. So the youngster made his way up to the top floor of venerable Macdonough Hall where the boxing gymnasium is located.

US Embassy in Montenegro reopens after bomb incident

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 34 min ago
The U.S. embassy in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica has reopened a day after an ex-Yugoslav soldier hurled a hand grenade into the compound and then killed himself with another one.

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 44 min ago
As the sound of gunfire rang out, armed fighters showed up in their trucks and demanded to know the location of the girls' school. "When they eventually found the school, they abducted more than 90 girls. Most of them are our friends' and brothers' daughters," said one witness.

Donors pledge $510 million for West Africa anti-terror force

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 51 min ago
International donors on Friday pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to help five impoverished countries in West Africa's vast Sahel region set up a new counterterror force as a deadly jihadist threat grows.