Coast Guard News

Las Vegas shooter researched San Diego before mass shooting

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:51
Last May 18 – about four months before the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history unfolded on the Las Vegas Strip – gunman Stephen Paddock was thinking about San Diego.

Pakistani girl's gruesome death has brought other victims' hidden stories to light

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:49
Zainab's gruesome rape and murder followed several waves of child abductions, murders and sexual abuse that earned this economically struggling city a macabre reputation as Pakistan's capital of child sex abuse.

Tens of thousands stage anti-corruption protest in Romania

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:17
Tens of thousands of Romanians on Saturday protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption.

Serbian president visits Kosovo after politician's slaying

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:13
Serbia's president on Saturday pledged to help build a lasting peace in Kosovo days after the killing this week of a moderate Kosovo Serb politician fueled fears of instability in the Balkans.

Trump tweets about women's marches as protesters gather

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:10
President Donald Trump tweeted that it was a "perfect day" for women to march to celebrate what's happened during his first year in office. "Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months," Trump wrote Saturday. "Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!"

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:56
Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.

Rare letter penned by Alexander Hamilton up for auction in California

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:46
The Hamilton letter will be among the highlights of “Weapons & War: Objects of Heroism and Tragedy,” an auction featuring more than 300 items spanning the Revolutionary War to World War II.

Trump's 1st year in office has been a can't-miss drama

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:44
Appropriate for a former reality TV star, President Donald Trump's first year was full of unforgettable characters, surprise casting changes and innumerable plot twists. Trump's first-year approval rating stood at 39 percent, the lowest of any president. But viewers couldn't look away.

4 pressing questions ahead of Tuesday’s Oscar nominations

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:00
Oscar nominations balloting might be finished but Hollywood’s #MeToo moment has kept right on going.

Baumholder, Wiesbaden remain perfect

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:56
Bucs sweep Brussels in Belgium to stay atop D-III standings, while Warriors take two from Lakenheath to continue to lead D-I chase.

Air Force cancels athletic schedule amid government shutdown; Navy to continue

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:46
The shutdown of the federal government that began at midnight already has an early casualty: the Air Force Academy's athletic schedule. "Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been canceled until further notice," the school said in a statement Saturday morning.

AFNORTH, Rota sweep games in vist to Aviano

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:41
Naples stays unbeaten by downing Vicenza twice and Sigonella does the same to Marymount in action further south.

Officials say UN migration agency employee abducted in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:37
Yemeni security officials say unidentified gunmen have abducted an employee at the U.N. migration agency in the capital, Sanaa.

Kashmir fighting escalates between India, Pakistan

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:35
Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire Saturday along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing at least five civilians and a soldier in the latest escalation of violence in the disputed region.

Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:35
Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate.

Myanmar soldiers sentenced for killing Kachin civilians

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:31
A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state, officials said Saturday, in a move welcomed by rights groups.

Remains of WWII POW Ewart Sconiers coming home

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:29
World War II veteran Ewart Sconiers is coming home. His Jan. 27 funeral with full military honors will mark the formal end of a years-long effort to find and officially identify the DeFuniak Springs native's remains and bring them back to his hometown.

Government shutdown: What's closed, who's affected

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:52
Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown.

Shooters fine-tuning techniques with sites on finals

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:29
With championships just two weeks away, Stuttgart leads gathering in Ansbach, but Panthers aren't far ahead of the competition.

LaCamera takes command of Fort Bragg, 18th Airborne Corps

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:23
Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, after more than a year serving as the acting senior commander of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, officially took command of both following his promotion to three-star general on Friday.