Marines News

Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and the sci-fi sisterhood behind 'Annihilation'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:50
Onscreen in the sci-fi odyssey “Annihilation,” an expedition ventures deep into a foreboding terrain known only as Area X, carrying guns and harboring mounting suspicions about one another.

Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to Gaza

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:47
Qatar's point man for Gaza on Thursday urged the world to send urgently needed humanitarian aid to the territory, warning that the war-ravaged coastal strip is "on the verge of collapsing" and could plunge into a new round of fighting with Israel if conditions do not improve.

University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:40
Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll.

Twenty years later, figure skating's most famous backflip remains amazing (and illegal)

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:33
One showstopper you won't see at the Olympics, however, is a backflip. The move was banned in 1976, and doing one in competition would certainly tank a skater's score, and perhaps get them disqualified. Which makes what French figure skater Surya Bonaly did 20 years ago all the more remarkable.

Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:26
Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament overwhelmingly voted Thursday to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago. The move is likely to further ratchet up diplomatic tensions between the Netherlands and Turkey.

Parents fear another mass kidnapping of Nigerian girls after Boko Haram attack

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:21
More than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school in northern Nigeria, parents said Thursday, as fears grew that they may have been kidnapped like those from Chibok town nearly four years ago.

Olympics’ new big air snowboarding takes extreme sports to the extreme — and the athletes are scared

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:13
Even the best snowboarders in the world know the event they call “big air” isn’t normal. They know it doesn’t make sense to fly down a ramp and launch themselves off a steep jump, spinning and twisting through the air, coming down with a thud on hard-packed snow. That’s where fear comes into play.

Army Corps of Engineers commander: Disaster response slower in Alaska, Pacific islands

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:12
Future planning should include identifying priorities in every city and permanently parking supplies and equipment on isolated states and territories for emergencies, said Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Stacked Yankees can’t play the underdog card when comparing themselves to Red Sox

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:09
Yet when asked if his team was on equal footing with the Red Sox after they countered Giancarlo Stanton with J.D. Martinez, Brian Cashman — who just stated his goal was another ring — played the underdog card.

Online dating couple jailed in UK for ISIS-inspired bomb plot

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:08
A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website were handed prison sentences Thursday for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain.

Once down and out, U.S. now on the medal comeback trail

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:06
The U.S. won four medals Wednesday, among them the country’s first in cross-country skiing, a gold in the women’s sprint free final. The run continued Thursday.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. after NASCAR retirement: ‘Everything … is so much more enjoyable’

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:02
The day was eventually going to come when Dale Earnhardt Jr. watched the race cars ride by without him. Now it’s actually here.

With Mark Cuban admitting tanking, when is NBA going to fix its bogus regular season?

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:59
Instead of fining Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for publicly admitting his team should purposely lose games, Commissioner Adam Silver should fix the fraudulent scam known as the National Bogus-ball Association’s regular season.

What we learned about MLB’s new pace-of-play rules

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:56
You learn something new every day. Here are some things I learned from Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre Tuesday during the MLB media day.

D-I favorites advance while BFA joined by underdogs in D-II

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:43
Vilseck pulls mild upset to join Ramstein, Stuttgart and Naples in final four. Falcons joined by fifth, sixth and seventh seeds in semifinals.

Army's flood predictions for Hurricane Harvey not released to public, records show

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:42
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted ahead of Hurricane Harvey's arrival that reservoirs in Houston would fill to record levels, flooding adjacent neighborhoods, but never shared the concern with the public, government records reveal.

Nursing home workers charged after a WWII vet was left alone to die

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:37
The World War II vet threw one of his legs over the edge of his hospital bed, gasped for air and called out desperately to an empty room: "Help me, help me, help me." Minutes later, 89-year-old James Dempsey, who had pressed a call button in his room, cried out again: "Help me. Help me. Help."

Vonn scatters ashes of grandfather, a Korean War veteran, near downhill course

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:36
American ski great Lindsey Vonn said Thursday she recently scattered some of the ashes of her grandfather, who served during the Korean War, on a rock near the mountain where the downhill races were run.

A court shaped by Trump could decide gun control

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:24
A change in the Supreme Court’s hands-off approach may require a change in Supreme Court personnel. The current lineup can’t last forever.

A case for small steps to fix a big gun problem

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:23
We should not miss the opportunity for modest improvements because we prefer the comforts of fantasy.