Marines News

Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:31
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that President Barack Obama's policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had "weaponized" the Education Department to "work against schools and against students."

African-American World War I soldiers served at a time racism was rampant in the US

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:50
The Library of Congress has digitized a newly donated batch of African-American soldiers from the Great War. Between 370,000 and 400,000 African Americans served during World War I.

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:35
The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia.

US: Russian government tried hacking Oregon computer network

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:31
Oregon learned about the attempt in a brief phone call from an official from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Election Director Steve Trout, Debra Royal, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, told The Associated Press.

Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:27
Trump's ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations, which sparked protests and a flurry of lawsuits, is set to expire this coming Sunday, 90 days after it took effect.

'Little Rock Nine' members mark school's 1957 desegregation

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:52
Eight surviving members of the "Little Rock Nine" — who were escorted by federal troops into Little Rock's Central High School in September 1957 — gathered at the University of Arkansas' Clinton School of Public Service for a joint news conference to kick off a series of events commemorating the desegregation anniversary.

Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:49
Jack is a small white dog who lives in Mexico City and has been missing since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake startled both humans and their pets when it struck early Tuesday afternoon. "I got lost in the earthquake!!!" a sign with his picture taped to a tree exclaims.

38 years later, Marine veteran gets 'a chance to say goodbye' to Camp Fuji fire victims

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:47
Four decades later, the memory of the wind and rain and deadly fire is as vivid as ever for Marine Corps veteran Joe Macdonald.

Stuttgart, Vicenza win thrillers in finals-like atmosphere

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:44
Two-time defending champion Panthers hold off Naples in four games, while Cougars outlast Vilseck in five games.

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:41
Cuba so far hasn't unearthed any information about who or what caused a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat said Friday.

Army: We've followed recommendations to prevent crashes

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:38
A spokesman says the Army post where a helicopter crashed in 2015, killing two pilots, has implemented all of the recommendations of an investigative report in order to prevent similar accidents.

Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:30
Hope mixed with fear Friday on a 60-foot stretch of bike lane in downtown Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets awaited word of their loved ones trapped in a four-story-high pile of rubble behind them.

Army mobilizes in Rio as shootings erupt in several areas

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:15
Shootouts erupted in several areas of Rio de Janeiro on Friday, prompting Brazilian authorities to shut roads, close schools and ask for the Army to intervene.

Rep. Hunter calls for pre-emptive strike against North Korea

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:05
Rep. Duncan Hunter said that the United States needs to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea in order to prevent the rogue nation from harming the U.S. first.

Contracts For Sept. 22, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:00
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE S&K Aerospace LLC, St. Ignatius, Montana, has been awarded a $559,011,645

Turkey: 15 migrants killed, 15 missing after boat sinks

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:57
A fishing boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's coast in the Black Sea early Friday, killing at least 15 and leaving an estimated 15 others missing, the Turkish coast guard said.

Washington cyberstalking law on thin ice after hearing

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:55
Lawyers for a retired Air Force major on Friday asked U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton to block the state from enforcing the law, saying their client has been threatened with prosecution for making online posts that criticize — but don't threaten — a community activist.

Navy tech awarded Silver Star for actions in 10-hour fight against ISIS

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:41
A Navy explosive ordnance disposal technician received the Silver Star this week for his actions during a deadly 10-hour firefight with Islamic State militants that helped his fellow sailors navigate a minefield, the Navy announced Friday.

Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:37
A failing dam prompted emergency evacuations of two towns in northwestern Puerto Rico on Friday as the U.S. territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria's wake.

The first female Marine: In 1918, she couldn't vote, but rushed to serve

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:34
Yes, women served as parachute riggers and welders, and eventually became drill sergeants and pilots. But the first woman to join the Marine Corps was the 39-year-old wife of an orchestra conductor.