Marines News

IOC calms concern about 2018 Olympics amid N. Korea tension

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:39
Responding to France's sports minister raising security risks at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the IOC has tried to calm concern about the Pyeongchang Games in February.

NAFTA’s ‘rules of origin’ kill US jobs

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:36
While NAFTA has achieved its goal of increasing three-way trade in absolute terms, American workers and businesses are not benefiting in a way that is fair and reciprocal.

Credit reporting protections are backward

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:35
The presumption should be that consumers’ financial information is protected unless and until they expressly request that a party be given access to it.

Family finds closure on snowy Idaho crash site, decades after WWII disaster

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:21
Fog clung to the face of Mount Harrison under a steady snowfall on Thursday, the first time Frank J. Pryor’s family saw the site where his plane went down a few months before the end of World War II.

How an Iowa veteran's gas mask became a beacon for veterans' mental health

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:11
But it isn't just the novelty of a man running across Iowa in a gas mask that has intrigued so many. It's Joshua Jorgensen's cause — raising awareness of veteran suicide and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — that has really piqued the public's interest.

Russia sees 'full-scale cyberwar' as bomb-threat wave continues

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:02
A wave of fake bomb threats across Russia has entered its second week in what a senior lawmaker called a “full-scale cyberwar” against the country that authorities are ill-equipped to fight.

Stalin's bust unveiled in Moscow as part of 'Rulers' Alley'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:59
A series of busts of the nation's Soviet-era leaders, including Josef Stalin, were unveiled Friday by a Russian government-sponsored association, in a move that has drawn criticism from those who see it as part of efforts to whitewash his crimes.

WWII veteran, 98, receives replacement medals — and a surprise decoration

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:57
During a ceremony Thursday morning, World War II veteran Joe Salazar received replacements for five missing medals — and a Bronze Star that he not received previously and did not expect.

Singapore now seen as top spot from which to launch global cyber attacks

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:34
Singapore has overtaken nations including the U.S., Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to Israeli data security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Person escapes fire on boat off Whidbey Island

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:30
One person is safe after the Coast Guard responded to a massive boat fire off Whidbey Island, Washington.

Fake Navy SEAL defrauded investment clients of over $1.4 million

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:25
Edward I. Campbell boasted to his clients that he was a former Navy SEAL who had international business expertise and he could deliver huge returns on their investments. But federal investigators discovered another story.

Maine Air Guard unit headed to the US Virgin Islands

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:19
An Air National Guard unit from Maine is deploying to the U.S. Virgin Islands to provide critical communications to support the recovery efforts.

No freedom or hope for migrants in Hungary transit camps

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:55
When they set off from violence-plagued Afghanistan nearly two years ago, 17-year-old Hamad Ahmadi and his family believed Europe would give them a chance for a new life. They didn't expect to be penned in a Hungarian migrant center sealed with razor wire.

Mismanagement keeps the home fires burning

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:54
The crisis in the West is not water; it’s fire. It has spread rapidly and with increasing intensity while the nation’s attention has been elsewhere. It’s time we modernize federal regulations to address the problem.

Cassidy-Graham: Attractive in theory, but flawed

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:51
The only way to achieve truly patient-centered reforms is to put patients back in control of the health care dollars that Washington spends on their behalf.

Fort Bragg soldier returned from Afghanistan to face rape, kidnapping charges

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:43
A U.S. soldier from Fort Bragg deployed to Afghanistan was sent back to North Carolina this week to face kidnapping and multiple sex offense allegations, according to law enforcement and Army officials.

Rabbis say Bahrain king wants Arab boycott of Israel to end

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:35
Hosting a Los Angeles event with the son of Bahrain's king, two prominent U.S. rabbis let something slip to those in attendance: the ruler of the island nation thinks the longtime boycott of Israel by Arab countries should end.

US military wraps exercise with a Ukrainian force wary of Russia’s aggression

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:35
U.S. soldiers concluded training Friday with Ukrainian forces on tactics that local troops will use in their long-running battle against Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east.

Poland, Hungary leaders persist with anti-migrant policies

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:33
The leaders of Poland and Hungary insisted Friday that they will stick to their anti-migrant policies in defiance of the European Union and warnings of sanctions.

Proposal for looser US airstrike rules could allow expanded Africa counterterror fight

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:30
The Trump administration reportedly wants to loosen the criteria for carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants, a move that could open the door to conducting new drone attacks in parts of Africa and other nations.