National Guard News

Honoring war dead: Maine military veteran nears end of 1 million step trek

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 16 min ago
Jacob Marquis plans to complete his goal of "one step for each sacrifice" during the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington on Sunday. Marquis, who carries the Stars and Stripes when he runs, said it has taken four years to near the goal.

Polish man confesses to deadly knife attack, prosecutor says

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 16 min ago
A man has confessed to stabbing people at a shopping mall in Poland, killing one and injuring nine, and faces charges of homicide and attempted homicide, a prosecutor said Saturday.

13 soldiers killed in latest attack on Niger's military

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 19 min ago
Authorities in Niger say unknown assailants have killed 13 soldiers in the West African country.

Courthouse to display Kentucky Hall of Fame veterans

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 41 min ago
There have been thousands of military veterans reside in Rowan County, but only two have ever been honored in the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame. Claude Meade and Gerald McDaniel.

Federal jury convicts Florida man after identity theft, fraud scheme

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 43 min ago
The scheme started in 2014 when Johnson falsely claimed to be a former member of the Army and used Social Security numbers to open a bank account. He obtained a loan and multiple credit cards and then withdrew thousands of dollars from the United Services Automobile Association.

Funeral for soldier killed in Niger also honored 3 comrades who died with him

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 45 min ago
"We have to remember that one thing - that it wasn't just one soldier who lost his life," said Berchel Davis, a retired police officer who has six children in the military. He said the preacher and Rep. Frederica Wilson both made that a part of their talks. "That was a good gesture on everyone's part."

Some in Houston wary of helping Puerto Rico

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 51 min ago
Some supporters of the president agree that Puerto Rico's infrastructure was frail before the storm; that the crisis was worsened by a lack of leadership there; and that the federal government should limit its involvement in the rebuilding effort. Others say the United States has a moral obligation to take care of its citizens.

'The president's wingman': Absent in the West Wing, Bannon stays close to Trump

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 56 min ago
In the two months since Stephen Bannon was shunted from the White House and returned to the helm of Breitbart News, the former chief strategist has declared "a season of war" on establishment Republicans and even worked to help a Senate candidate opposed by President Donald Trump.

Army holds off Temple 31-28 in overtime

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 57 min ago
Blake Wilson kicked a 29-yard field goal in the first overtime and Army held off mistake-prone Temple 31-28 on Saturday in a dramatic finish.

Trump pledges at least $430,000 of his own money to help cover aides' legal costs

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 1 min ago
President Donald Trump plans to spend at least $430,000 of his personal funds to help cover the mounting legal costs incurred by White House staff and campaign aides related to the ongoing investigations of Russian meddling in last year's election, a White House official said.

New service allows US workers to get paid daily instead of weekly

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 13 min ago
Workers are calling the shots in an ever-tightening labor market. So why should they wait a week or two before they see their paychecks? A small but growing number of U.S. workers can draw from their earnings daily.

EU divided along US-style blue state, red state lines

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 18 min ago
As the 28-nation European Union convenes a major summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, it faces a growing political chasm along geographic lines that resembles the sharp red state-blue state divide in the United States.

Texas company offers private search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, after governments failed

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 22 min ago
A Houston company is negotiating to conduct a private search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, after three governments failed in a three-year, $160 million effort.

Google's parent sends Internet balloons to reconnect Puerto Rico cell phones

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 29 min ago
Google's parent company Alphabet has dispatched its stratospheric Project Loon balloons to deliver Internet service to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

Honor Flight 'Quebec' takes 28 veterans to see war memorials in DC

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 30 min ago
Like many veterans, Marine veteran Gerald "Jerry" Williamson has never seen the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., which wasn't finished until 2004, when most of Williamson's peers were in their 80s. The National Honor Flight Network was created to give as many veterans as possible a chance to see their memorial.

Smaller airlines face more competition for crews as Air Force plans to recall 1,000 pilots

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 51 min ago
"We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years," the Pentagon said in a statement.

WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 22 min ago
After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador."

Populist billionaire's party wins big in Czech Republic

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 26 min ago
The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic's parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the way for the euroskeptic billionaire to become its next prime minister.

Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant to speak at ACLU forum

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 31 min ago
A descendant of Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee will join a panel discussion in Carlsbad on Sunday for a forum on race, reconciliation and white privilege.

'They started to burn our houses': Ethnic strife in Ethiopia threatens a key US ally

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 37 min ago
A largely hidden war in remote areas of Ethiopia has killed hundreds of people, displaced more than 100,000 others and raised the specter of ethnic cleansing, potentially destabilizing an important U.S. partner in the fight against terrorism.