Marines News

Dreams of European life spur perilous journey from Ivory Coast

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:32
Kadi Bah saw people starving in the Sahara desert and drowning in the Mediterranean during her failed six-month odyssey to reach Europe. But as soon as the United Nations plane bringing her back home from Libya to Ivory Coast touched down, she was hatching plans to try again.

Virginia native interprets Frederick Douglass' words

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:28
Frederick Douglass walked toward the front of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Mineral, Va., looking a little tired. He'd come a long way – a 2½-hour drive from his present home in Suffolk and 122 years from the grave.

US bombers buzz N. Korea to flex military muscle as war of words intensifies

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:24
Mission came four days after Trump mocked North Korea’s leader during his U.N. General Assembly address, saying “rocket man is on a suicide mission” and warning he would “totally destroy” the North if forced to defend the United States or its allies.

Army couple from Illinois Guard unit going to Kuwait

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:20
For the second time in 10 years, Sammye and Drew Geer are being deployed with an Illinois Army National Guard unit to the Middle East.

A bridal wave: The day LBJ eliminated the marriage exemption

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:51
On a quiet Thursday evening in 1965, Las Vegas Justice of the Peace James A. Brennan left his office to perform a wedding at the Dunes Hotel. When he got back, he was shocked to find more than 50 couples waiting for him at the Clarke County Courthouse. It was a bridal wave.

AF officer among those arrested in St. Louis claiming they weren't protesting

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:17
One was an Air Force lieutenant who came out of his downtown apartment to witness the commotion in his neighborhood. Another was a Chicago-based photojournalist for Getty Images assigned to cover the latest bout of unrest in St. Louis. And still another was a St. Louis police officer working undercover at the protest.

Late touchdown run lifts Tulane over Army 21-17

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:12
The Black Knights lost their second consecutive game after beginning the season with consecutive victories. They lost 38-7 loss at No. 10 Ohio State a week earlier.

US first lady to Invictus athletes: 'Bring home the gold'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:20
During the opening ceremonies Saturday night, Mrs. Trump joined Prince Harry in a VIP box and stood and applauded when Team USA was introduced. She also stood for Canada's team.

After Maria, humanitarian crisis grows in Puerto Rico

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:03
A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria's devastating passage across the island.

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:39
A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes this month that together have killed more than 400 people.

Minneapolis nurse accused of stealing drugs from VA

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:38
Authorities are accusing a Minneapolis nurse of stealing drugs from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on 34 separate days.

‘Something has to change:’ Facing high denial rates for VA claims, 3 Gulf War vets intervene

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:30
Their work became more urgent this summer, after a Government Accountability Office report disclosed that the VA denies more than 80 percent of veterans’ claims for Gulf War-associated illnesses.

ISB defeats SHAPE to win first divisional game

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:01
ISB running back Filip Havlena finished with 256 yards and five touchdowns on 24 carries.

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:49
The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum.

U.S. Flys B1-B bomber Mission off of North Korean Coast

DoD News Releases - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:34
Statement by Dana W. White, Chief Pentagon SpokespersonEarlier today, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer

U.S. Flies B1-B bomber Mission off of North Korean Coast

DoD News Releases - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:34
Statement by Dana W. White, Chief Pentagon SpokespersonEarlier today, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer

He killed an Army veteran working at a gun store. Now he's going to prison

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:24
No one gets closure and no one wins, William Peterson, the father of a murdered Army veteran, said after his son's killer was sentenced Friday.

Navy vet recalls typhoon, kamikazes of World War II

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:02
John "Jack" Ehrbar saw the skies explode with blasts of antiaircraft fire directed at Japanese kamikaze aircraft. He rode out a typhoon in a ship that had all the seagoing capability of a cork, as he described it. He wouldn't take a million dollars for the experience, but he also wouldn't take a nickel to do it all over again.

NFL commissioner, players' union denounce Trump

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:15
The NFL and its players' union on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players and fans walk out in protest "when somebody disrespects our flag."

Rohingya man's Myanmar escape highlights relief and regrets

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:01
Nur Karim's quest for safety took him on a five-day trek through Myanmar's forests before he reached the dangerous, rain-swollen waters of the Naf River and boarded a boat to Bangladesh.