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Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 48 min ago
A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.

Camp Pendleton Marines, Japanese soldiers join forces in war exercise

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 8 min ago
Japanese soldiers and U.S. Marines stormed Red Beach just after dawn Saturday in amphibious assault vehicles deployed from the USS Anchorage, a naval transport ship two miles off shore.

Duped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prank

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 21 min ago
Two women have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with chemical agent VX and wiping them on the face of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. He died within hours. The women told officials that they believed the entire operation was a harmless prank for a reality show.

New US Space Command boss works to advance options in orbit, on Internet

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 29 min ago
Gen. Jay Raymond's first months at Air Force Space Command have confirmed what he already knew.

Countdown begins for Raul Castro’s retirement next year

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 22:59
A year from now, something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency.

Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 21:14
A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying "spoilers" who try to derail the efforts to end the country's disastrous six-year war.

Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 20:31
President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.

Border agents ask Muhammad Ali's son: 'Are you Muslim?'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:42
Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday.

Lawsuit: Fort Hood soldier's offenses not reported before shootings

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 16:55
The surviving family members of people shot and killed by a Fort Hood soldier two years ago are accusing his supervisors of not reporting that the soldier had violated a no-contact restraining order, which they say would have made it harder for him to buy the gun he used in the shooting.

Driver rescued from SUV after crashing into Lake St. Clair

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 16:48
A 16-year-old boy was rescued from Lake St. Clair by the Coast Guard after losing control of the SUV he was driving and landing in the water off Grosse Pointe Shores.

Ramstein holds off Wiesbaden to win third straight

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 15:13
A potential Warrior game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer bounced around the rim and fell away, taking the Warriors’ hopes of the school’s first boys hoops title since 1999 with it.

Swimmers take to pool to find out who's the best in Europe

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 15:10
The annual European Forces Swim League championships began as usual with a big splash as 456 swimmers from 18 teams across 11 countries dove in Saturday to prove who was the best in their age groups.

Politics, performance issues are on host Jimmy Kimmel’s mind

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 14:00
Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show isn’t taping today, but Kimmel’s working. He’s always working. Right now he’s wearing his standard uniform when he’s not on the air - shorts, a Dickies work shirt and black socks.

Stuttgart caps perfect season by routing Royals

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 13:42
After falling behind early 1-0, the Panthers scored the next 28 points before Ramstein managed a response.

Conditions deteriorate in west Mosul as Iraqi advances slow

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 13:27
The Iraqi advance into Mosul's western half slowed Saturday as combat turned to urban warfare and Iraqi forces met stiff resistance from the Islamic State group.

Missile program jobs to be relocated to Colorado, Florida

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 13:25
Lockheed Martin will relocate about 650 jobs from California to communities in Colorado and Florida as it relocates its ballistic missile program.

Sailor shot and killed by security at Virginia naval base

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 13:01
A U.S. Navy sailor has died after he was shot by Naval Air Station Oceana security officers late Friday night.

Many European countries won't recognize transgender people unless they're sterilized

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:25
Transgender people's rights have become a more pressing concern for European activists and lawmakers in recent years. But compared with the outrage the current U.S. debate has received, the continent appears to care little about rights violations in Europe that activists consider similarly severe.

Falcons get past nemesis to wear crown

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:19
Black Forest turns table on Rota to capture championship a year after losing to Admirals in final.

Man in Heidelberg, Germany hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by police

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:13
A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said.