Coast Guard News

Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:49
Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself.

Olympian wishes for ex-doctor to have 'a life of suffering'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:44
Roughly 80 of the women and girls whom Larry Nassar abused under the guise of medical treatment have stood before the court during a marathon sentencing hearing that began Tuesday, describing with eloquence and sometimes tears the harm Nassar did and the impact he has had on their lives.

Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:18
As Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin — the main Syrian Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria — it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow.

Bannon’s executive privilege claims are reasonable

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:16
The only way to resolve the question is to delve into an issue that courts have tried to avoid, namely the underlying logic of having executive privilege at all.

Pentagon’s new defense strategy focuses on China, Russia over terrorism

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:09
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis elevated protecting against a war with China and Russia as the United States’ primary security concern, stating “great power competition” has surpassed terrorism as the Pentagon’s chief focus for the first time in two decades.

Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:00
With a Republican-controlled Congress at his back on the issue of abortion, President Donald Trump is expected to give a video address Friday to the annual March to Life.

Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:52
Catalonia's former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate despite the possible risk of arrest, officials said Friday.

N. Korea cancels S. Korea visit by advance team for art troupe

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:49
North Korea on Friday abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe she also leads during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Hezbollah denies US drug trafficking accusations

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:39
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group has categorically dismissed allegations that it is involved in drug trafficking and money laundering.

Defense Department braces for government shutdown

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:23
With only hours to go before a midnight deadline and Congress still unable to reach a deal to fund the federal government, the Department of Defense is preparing for an array of scenarios come Saturday if it is required to shut down parts of its operations.

Turkey tests NATO, US on Syria strategy

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:17
The prospect of Turkish troops free-firing on American-allied and -supplied Kurds in Syria, where American military advisers might also be present, will put two NATO allies in the awkward position of opposing each other.

Preparing our Mideast partners to fight their own battles

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:16
America has been so frustrated with combat in the Middle East that people have barely noticed the victory against ISIS, and the partnering tactics that made it possible.

Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:15
Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival troops shelled villages and border posts for a third day Friday.

Judge delays sentencing of Ohio man who plotted US attacks

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:10
A federal judge on Friday delayed by a few days the sentencing of an Ohio man who plotted to kill military members in the U.S. following a delay in the case when a previous judge withdrew.

A year after former leader's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:04
In the year since the world marveled at a dictator's fall, Gambia has risen from the shadows of Yahya Jammeh's "rule of fear" with its arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.

The Korean Olympian compromise is fool’s gold

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:59
For anyone who thinks it’s a major diplomatic breakthrough to have the two Koreas march under one flag at the Winter Olympics and field a joint women’s ice hockey team … well, I have a DMZ to sell you.

America’s forever war is expanding. Again

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:57
Syria now looks like just the latest chapter in a war on terror that has already lasted nearly 17 years — starting in Afghanistan and spreading to Iraq, Pakistan and many other countries — and shows no signs of stopping.

Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:53
The hair on the heir is no longer quite so apparent. Prince William, whose hairline has been receding for years, has opted for a dramatic close-shaved new hairstyle.

Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:46
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing limited but crucial information for its cleanup.

Air Force official says a continuing resolution could hurt the B-21 program

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:38
Congress' inability to pass a set budget for this fiscal year could delay delivery of the B-21 bomber, a major project that is key to the revival of the Southern California aerospace industry, an Air Force official warned Thursday.