Coast Guard News

Barcelona fugitive who was shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 31 sec ago
The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said.

Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein

DoD News Releases - 1 hour 1 min ago
Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Today Secretary of Defense

Appeals court revives suit over US military base on Okinawa

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 20 min ago
The suit by the Center for Biological Diversity argues that U.S. officials failed to adequately consider the base's effects on the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal that resembles a manatee.

Historic eclipse turns day into night across the US

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 26 min ago
Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.

Guam official says the island is calm despite North Korean threat

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 39 min ago
The lieutenant governor of Guam reassured Japanese on Monday that the U.S. territory is calm amid the recent tension between the U.S. and North Korea.

Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family by Sept. 30

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 6 min ago
The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes.

Lynch: Brockton VA has stepped up security following veteran's death

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 6 min ago
Following the overdose death of a Mississippi Marine Corps veteran at the Brockton VA Medical Center in March, U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch said hospital administrators have assured him they've taken steps to improve security at the Belmont Street facility.

Wounded congressman says return based on doctors' advice

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 12 min ago
A spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says the congressman, who was shot at a baseball practice in mid-June, participated Monday in a conference call with fellow Republican lawmakers on the topic of spending bills.

US pushes against UN 'blacklist' of firms doing business in Israeli settlements

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 54 min ago
The U.N. Commission on Human Rights voted to approve the database of companies last year, over objections from the United States and Israel, which describe the list as a prelude to anti-Israel boycotts.

Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to US

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 57 min ago
A career Russian diplomat, who gained the reputation of a hawk during his earlier tenure at the Defense Ministry, was named the new ambassador to the United States on Monday.

Former US soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962 has died, sons say

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 17 min ago
Five decades after a 21-year-old soldier from Richmond, Virginia, named James Joseph Dresnok sprinted through the demilitarized zone and began his new life as a propaganda tool for North Korea, his Pyongyang-born sons have announced his death.

Congress set for horse-trading over must-pass bills in September

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 19 min ago
Congress’ September agenda is packed with several must-pass bills that Republicans and Democrats are likely to look to as leverage for extracting concessions on other priorities.

9 UN peacekeepers hurt in Mali by roadside bomb attack

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 35 min ago
U.N. officials say nine peacekeepers have been wounded when their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in northern Mali.

USS McCain was struck in some of the world's busiest waters

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 4 min ago
The waters where the latest incident took place — the Singapore Strait, a 10-mile-wide maritime gantlet brimming with ships moving between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea — demand heightened precaution.

CNO orders Navy-wide pause, broad review after 2nd Pacific collision in 2 months

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 7 min ago
The Chief of Naval Operations on Monday ordered a service-wide operational pause and a broad review of naval practices in the Pacific after the latest at-sea collision, this one between the American warship USS John S. McCain and a commercial vessel that injured five sailors and left 10 missing.

Group calls for UN ban on killer robots before 'weapons of terror' are unleashed

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 19 min ago
The letter was released at an artificial intelligence conference in Melbourne ahead of formal UN discussions on autonomous weapons. Signatories implored UN leaders to work hard to prevent an autonomous weapons "arms race."

Unretired, Soderbergh wants to pull a fast one on Hollywood

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 39 min ago
“Populist Pictures” reads the buzzer to Steven Soderbergh’s Tribeca office. You might easily mistake it as ironic. It’s a grand title for a little nameplate on an otherwise nondescript Manhattan building.

US Embassy stops issuing nonimmigrant visas to Russians; diplomatic standoff deepens

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 47 min ago
The U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced Monday that it would temporarily stop issuing all nonimmigrant visas in Russia and severely curtail visa operations as it slashes its staff to comply with the latest salvo in Washington's diplomatic standoff with Moscow.

3 Afghan prison workers missing during training in Colorado

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 10 min ago
Colorado officials say three Afghan prison workers in the United States for training are missing after failing to return from an organized trip.

Russia boosts air campaign to help recapture key Syrian city

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 15 min ago
Russia said Monday it has intensified its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive Islamic State militants from Deir el-Zour, a major stronghold for the group, killing an estimated 800 militants across the country this month alone.