Marines News

New Year brings new laws around the nation

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 06:01
The New Year will bring a slew of new laws across the country, including a controversial California law allowing judges to seize the guns of people judged a danger to themselves or others.

Carson staffers quit, question his readiness for White House

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 05:40
Several top aides to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson resigned on Thursday, citing frustration with the influence of the retired neurosurgeon's business manager and questioning his readiness for the White House.

Lawsuit blames Sikorsky, other contractors, for death of sailors in 2014 Sea Dragon crash

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 04:41
The widows of three sailors killed in a Navy helicopter crash two years ago off the coast of Virginia are suing the manufacturer, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and several other companies that produced components for the MH-53E Sea Dragon.

Despite fears and huge Dubai fire, New Year revelry rolls on

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 03:31
On a New Year's Eve haunted by fears of terrorism, a spectacular fire in one of Dubai's tall towers captured the world's attention. With few exceptions, the celebrations rolled on, and while fire still raged, the Dubai Media office declared on Twitter: "New Year celebrations in Dubai will continue as scheduled."

UN: 980 people killed in Iraq in December, including 506 civilians

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 03:25
Violence has claimed the lives of 980 Iraqis in December, up from 888 the previous month, the United Nations said on Friday.

Suppressed 2004 list of costs foretold Guantanamo as 'most expensive prison on Earth'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 02:10
In 2005, a desk officer at the Defense Department dutifully assembled facts and figures, the cost of doing business, at the place the Miami Herald would later dub "the most expensive prison on Earth."

Pakistan army chief confirms death sentences for 9 militants

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 01:37
Pakistan's army chief has confirmed nine death sentences awarded by military courts over a series of attacks that killed dozens of security officials and civilians in recent years.

Flooding forcing evacuations, traffic troubles in Missouri

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 23:08
Floodwater was starting to recede at some water-logged Midwestern communities Thursday, but hundreds of homes were damaged, hundreds more remained evacuated, and getting through St. Louis by car, boat or train was increasingly difficult.

Throngs pack into Times Square for annual New Year's bash

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 23:02
Thick crowds of revelers packed Times Square in the hours before the midnight ball drop, resolving to celebrate New Year's Eve with gusto and optimism, despite a year filled with headlines of extremist attacks and a heavy security presence.

Army's top photos of the week

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 23:01
Stars and Stripes’ selection of the best Army photos of the week.

Police in Munich warn of 'imminent threat' of attack

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 22:51
Police in Munich warned of a "serious, imminent threat" by Islamic State group suicide bombers wanting to commit an attack on New Year's Eve and asked people to stay away from the city's main train station and a second train station in the city's Pasing neighborhood.

State: Dozens of old Clinton emails newly classified

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 19:48
The State Department says portions of 275 emails released Thursday from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state have been newly classified.

Contracts For December 31, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 16:00
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $317,757,559 modification (P00160) to previously awarded contract FA8611-08-C-2896 for F119 engine sustainment. Work will be performed at East Hartford, Connecticut; Edwards Air Force Base, California; Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska;

Female WWII pilots barred from Arlington National Cemetery

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 15:26
A rule change is keeping a group of female pilots who flew noncombat missions during World War II from having their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Ramadi residents describe their nightmare escape from Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 15:22
Residents of the Iraqi city of Ramadi who escaped the recent battle there are describing the horrors of life under the Islamic State and their relief at being rescued by the Iraqi army when it recaptured most of the city earlier this week.

Use of psychologists at Guantanamo Bay prison reduced with general's order

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 15:18
The U.S. military has sharply cut the use of psychologists in its military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, citing new rules set last summer by the American Psychological Association, defense officials said.

Dubai's New Year's fireworks kick off amid tower blaze

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 15:13
Tens of thousands of people whistled and cheered at a fireworks show taking place at the Burj Khalifa skyscraper as teams of firefighters were working to put out a blaze that had engulfed a nearby 63-story luxury hotel and residential building.

Medal of Honor recipient charged in misdemeanor hit-and-run

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 14:24
A Medal of Honor recipient who lost an eye while taking a grenade blast to save a fellow Marine now faces a hit-and-run charge in South Carolina, police say.

Arrests in NY and Belgium target suspected New Year attack plots

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 14:19
Suspected plots to wage New Year's Eve violence led to an arrest in New York state and raids in Belgium, as security agencies around the world imposed extraordinary measures amid heightened fears following attacks in Paris and California.

As Ukraine enters 2016, peace remains elusive

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 13:51
Despite a ceasefire signed in February that was supposed to have been completely implemented by the start of 2016, the prospect of peace in Ukraine remains elusive.