Marines News

Special forces soldier from New Hampshire killed in Florida car crash

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:24
The U.S. Army says a soldier from New Hampshire has died in a car crash in Florida.

Kushner used private email account for some White House business

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 17:53
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has used a private email account to conduct and discuss official White House business dozens of times, his lawyer confirmed Sunday.

FIFA set to relax ban on war dead commemorations at games

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:47
FIFA is set to relax the rules that ban teams from commemorating non-sporting events at soccer matches in response to high-profile disputes with British associations over honoring war dead.

In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:33
Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building is one of the last hopes: one of just two sites left where searchers believe they may still find someone trapped alive in Mexico City.

President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 14:33
President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked angry protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance.

Palestinian leader tries to put Trump on notice with warning

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 14:01
Overshadowed by last week's showdown between the U.S. and North Korea, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued an ominous warning in his address to the United Nations: With hopes running out for an independent Palestinian state, the Palestinian leader said he may have no choice but to seek a single, binational state with Israel.

Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:56
German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament.

Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner seeks release from jail

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:38
Reality Leigh Winner should be released from jail pending her trial in the National Security Agency leak investigation because new information has surfaced that weakens the government’s case for keeping her behind bars, her attorneys are arguing in new court papers.

France: Macron's party suffers hit in French Senate election

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:17
French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party suffered its first electoral blow Sunday, as rival conservatives dominated the Senate election amid mounting disenchantment with Macron's leadership.

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:53
Large amounts of federal aid have begun moving into Puerto Rico, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status.

Shock swept nation when My Lai massacre photos were first published

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:27
On Nov. 20, 1969, the horror of Vietnam dropped on Northeast Ohio doorsteps in The Plain Dealer's grim, front-page photo of dead bodies, including women and children, killed by American GIs.

Warriors overpower smaller foes in four-team event

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:23
Wiesbaden defeated Ansbach 25-10, 25-11, 25-3 and Black Forest Academy 25-18, 25-14, 25-20.

Good works help heal Vietnam veterans' inner wounds

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:19
From the couch in the living room of his Gahanna apartment — cozy but cramped because it is as much a personal war museum and military shrine as it is a home — Charlie "PJ" Coulter leans over and pulls a small, black photo album onto his lap.

'Black Hawk Down' author Bowden turns his reporter's eye to key Vietnam War battle

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:04
In Mark Bowden’s retelling, the weeks-long siege at Hue helped alter the course of the war. “There was no more conjecture that the war could be won swiftly or easily,” he writes. “The end was not in view. The debate was never again about how to win but about how to leave.”

Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:44
The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape.

White House says tax plan to help business, middle class

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:39
A proposed tax overhaul set to come out this week from Republicans will offer help for the middle class and businesses, President Donald Trump's Treasury secretary said.

US airstrikes hit Islamic State compound in Libya

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:10
A series of U.S. airstrikes hit an Islamic State hideout in Libya Friday, killing 17 militants in an attack on a remote desert compound used as a weapons warehouse and place to plot terrorist attacks, U.S. Africa Command said.

Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 09:31
Anthony Weiner, 53, is set to be sentenced Monday for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl in a case that may have also have played a role in costing Hillary Clinton — former boss of Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin — the presidential election.

NJ Turnpike, Parkway rest stop makeovers evoking mixed feelings

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 09:28
For hundreds of thousands of weary travelers driving along the East Coast, the numerous rest stops that line the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway offer far more than simply a place to take a restroom break or have a small meal.

Monitor: Airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo despite ceasefire

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 08:02
Airstrikes have targeted rural Aleppo in northern Syria Sunday for the first time in months since a cease-fire took hold in the province, killing one, activists and a war monitoring group said.