Marines News

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:21
The debate over whether to talk politics at Thanksgiving — or not — is about as American as the traditional feast itself. By Christmas 2016, 39 percent of U.S. adults said their families avoided conversations about politics, according to the Pew Research Center.

3 missing after Navy aircraft crashes into Philippine Sea

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:56
A C-2A Greyhound carrying 11 crew members and passengers crashed in waters southeast of Okinawa during a training exercise Wednesday. Eight people have been rescued and the search continues for the other three.

Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:05
Syria's notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva.

Blackwater founder to appear before House Russia-Trump probe

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:53
Erik Prince, the founder of the Blackwater private security firm and a presence during Trump’s presidential transition, is scheduled to appear next week before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Fiery death of ex-North Korean prisoner not believed to be homicide

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:34
Investigators suspect the death of Aijalon Gomes, a former teacher who was held captive in North Korea in 2010 after illegally crossing into the country, was a suicide.

Reports: Object spotted on ocean floor in hunt for missing submarine

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:29
A U.S. navy plane searching for a missing Argentinian submarine on Tuesday spotted an object on the ocean floor, local media reported.

Fort Benning soldier among 3 suspects in court on sexual exploitation charges

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:20
Derrick Smalls, a 38-year-old Fort Benning soldier from Phenix City, was charged with sexual exploitation of children.

Navy to stop pepper spraying sailors every 3 years

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:23
The Navy will no longer require sailors to be pepper sprayed every three years after the chief of naval operations received complaints that it wasn’t necessary to repeatedly undergo the painful experience after the first time it’s done as part of force protection training.

Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier’s dash to freedom

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:06
North Korean troops violated the 1953 armistice as they shot over the border and in one case crossed it themselves while chasing a fellow soldier who was making a dash to the South, the United Nations Command said Wednesday.

Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:48
Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again.

State Department employees split with Tillerson on child-soldiers list

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:28
The State Department on Tuesday defended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's removal of three countries from a list of those using child soldiers, after officials upset about his decision wrote a critical dissent memo saying the action violates U.S. law.

White House military personnel removed amid probe into contacts with women during Asia trip

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:49
Three military personnel have been reassigned from their White House jobs amid allegations that they had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his recent trip to Asia, according to officials familiar with the situation.

Slain Marine's family wants teen suspect tried as an adult

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:37
The family of Sgt. William Brown wrote a letter urging prosecutors to try the teen as an adult, KHON2-TV reported Monday.

FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault'

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:29
Investigators said that investigators are still trying to "gather the facts," but they are currently treating the death of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Rogelio Martinez as an assault on a federal officer.

Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:02
Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival.

Soldier killed over weekend in Texas car crash

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:38
A soldier on her way to her new duty station was killed Saturday in a two-car collision near Fort Stockton, Texas.

Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:36
An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as "Game of Thrones," at one point taunting the network with a twist on a catch phrase form that series: "Winter is coming. HBO is falling."

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:27
A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:24
A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years.