National Guard News

Former UN chief says Koreas dialogue must be kept alive

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 21 min ago
Former U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the "current reconciliatory atmosphere must be nurtured by continuing engagement of both South and North Korean authorities."

Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 7 min ago
The protests spread from school to school as students shared plans for their demonstrations over social media. Many lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 25 min ago
Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded.

BBQ pitmaster sisters: 'Come out of the kitchen, go to the backyard'

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 34 min ago
Jones Bar-B-Q is run out of a tiny former taco stand in Kansas City, Kan.

Lobbying for an end to coerced union fees

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 34 min ago
Because government is both employer and policymaker, collective bargaining by the union is inherently political advocacy and indistinguishable from lobbying.

Lonely therapy dog goes viral after nobody showed up to read to him

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 34 min ago
“For the love of dog, will someone please read to Sting?” That was the plea from thousands of people across the world after the 10-year-old therapy dog showed up for story time at the Ramsey County library in White Bear Lake -- and nobody showed up to read to him.

Navy offers incentives to entice sailors into longer forward-deployed tours

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 2 min ago
The Navy on Wednesday announced new incentives that include allowing first-term enlisted sailors to have their families with them overseas to entice longer sea duties in Japan, Guam and Spain.

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 31 min ago
A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state capitol Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill.

'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 7 min ago
Students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence.

Trump wants to turn space into the next free-market paradise

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 17 min ago
"New Space" requires new rules. That's the view of the National Space Council, which held its second gathering Wednesday to address what the Trump administration says are outdated, overly burdensome regulations that were written for an earlier era when the U.S. government was the prime actor off-planet and rocket launches were both rare and prohibitively expensive.

Police: More than 150 people bought fake Super Bowl tickets

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 27 min ago
The number of fake tickets this year was seven times more than discovered at Houston's game last year, according to Minneapolis police. People spent between $400 and $5,000 on the bogus tickets.

Officers at NY airport buy plane ticket for woman whose friend was killed in Fla. shooting

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 34 min ago
Crying hysterically over a friend who was killed in the Florida school shooting, Jordana Judson was trying to figure out a way to get the money needed to buy a plane ticket from New York to Florida. Two police officers reached for their wallets and did what they could to help the grieving woman.

Contracts For Feb. 21, 2018

DoD Contract Announcements - 6 hours 34 min ago
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Windsor Locks,

American women fall on hard times at Olympic ice rink

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 35 min ago
The first fall came seconds into the women’s figure skating competition Wednesday. It went downhill from there for America’s Olympians, who sit ninth, 10th and 11th heading into the free skate Friday. The U.S. trio had the worst team showing in an Olympic women’s short program since it was included 42 years ago.

Georgia clears way for mentally ill to buy guns

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 51 min ago
The records of thousands of people who were involuntarily committed for mental health treatment in Georgia have been removed from a national database that gun dealers use to run background checks of buyers.

White House weighs citing Russian deaths as sign of US resolve

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 20 min ago
The Trump administration is considering citing the deaths of scores of Russian mercenaries in a Feb. 7 battle with U.S.-backed forces in Syria as evidence of the president's tough stance toward the Kremlin, a person familiar with the matter said.

US Jewish group withdraws Holocaust video offensive to Poles

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 22 min ago
The private Ruderman Family Foundation removed a video from YouTube which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term "Polish Holocaust" to protest a controversial new Polish law criminalizing some comments about the Holocaust.

At least 44 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 45 min ago
A double-deck bus ran off the Panamerican Highway and tumbled about 650 feet down a cliff in southern Peru on Wednesday, and police said at least 44 people died.

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 51 min ago
Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days.

California school shooting plot foiled, assault rifles found

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 57 min ago
A 17-year-old student was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, and his adult brother was arrested on five weapons charges after two assault rifles, 90 high-capacity magazines and other handguns were found in their home.