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A broad view of a portion of Hiroshima, Japan, is seen after a uranium-238 atomic bomb dubbed 'Little Boy' was dropped on the city Aug. 6, 1945. (USAMHI via U.S. Army)

Russian official calls for investigation of Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bombings

MOSCOW (Tribune Content Agency) — A leading Russian elected official on Thursday called for an investigation of the United States’ atomic bombings...

Kyle Gallner, left, as Goat-Winston and Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle star in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' drama "American Sniper." (Warner Bros. Pictures/Tribune News Service)

Makers of 'American Sniper' press ahead to tell tale of war and home

NEW YORK (Tribune News Service) -- Jason Hall had just turned in his first draft of a script about Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S....

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Run for fun & more

New year, new resolution, new you. Sure, it’s easier said than done. But if running is your resolution of choice for 2015, it’s also well within...

Celebrate New Year’s in the Oshogatsu tradition

New Year’s, or oshogatsu, is one of Japan’s most important and longest holidays.
 
Although oshogatsu originally referred to the whole...

Children read about dinosaurs while looking through items received during Operation Christmas Drop at Ulithi Atoll, Micronesia, Dec. 9, 2014. Each year, with the help of OCD, children in Micronesia receive a gift, possibly a toy, which are a rarity on the islands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

‘It’s just like a Christmas gift’

ULITHI ATOLL, Micronesia -- More than 1,200 miles from the nearest western civilization, a man stands on a beach wearing only his lavalava...

Pfc. Ninotchka TorresSenal, 26, a nutrition care specialist from Hampton, Va., prepares peppers in the kitchen at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, the U.S. military's largest overseas hospital, on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. For TorresSenal and many others at the hospital, Christmas is almost just another day at the office. (Matt Millham/Stars and Stripes)

What holiday? Work goes on for some in military communities

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — It’s two days before Christmas and Pfc. Ninotchka TorresSenal is cutting up vegetables and bread in the kitchen of...

VA is on hiring spree to improve military veteran healthcare, but can it keep jobs filled?

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System is pushing to hire more doctors, therapists and other employees to cope with a growing patient...

Actor Randall Park, center, portrays North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (Ed Araquel/Columbia Pictures, Sony)

Internet goes dark in North Korea, network researcher says

North Korea’s access to the Internet has been hit with outages and is offline today, according to a network-monitoring company, days after the U.S...

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MILITARY UPDATE: Average stateside housing allowance rises only .5 percent for 2015

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to a million servicemembers living off base in the United States will rise by an average half percentage...

Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) man the rails as they "bring the ship to life" during America's commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael McNabb/Released)

Top 5 People Stories of 2014

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- During the past 12 months, there have been a number of noteworthy policy changes and updates to improve quality of life and...

View of the Snowy Air Chandelier from directly underneath along the Roppongi Hills West Walk. The chandelier is made of bird feathers and foil and was designed by reknowned designer Kosei Komatsu. (James Kimber/Stars and Stripes)

Little Bavaria comes to Tokyo in Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Here in Tokyo, the Tokyoites do as the Germans do, at least for Christmas.

For the eighth year, the...

Despite claims that service is improving, defense transportation officials have declined to say how many privately owned military vehicle shipments remain severely delayed, and customers claim deep problems with deliveries persist. (U.S. Army)

Judge orders company to release servicemembers’, civilians’ vehicles

A Defense Department subcontractor was ordered on Wednesday to release dozens of servicemembers’ and civilians’ vehicles seized in a financial...

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