Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

Category, Stars and Strips, Military, National Security


> Petraeus scandal puts four-star general lifestyle under scrutiny
> Of the many facts that have come to light in the scandal involving former CIA director David H. Petraeus, among the most curious was that he was once escorted by 28 police motorcycles as he traveled from his Central Command headquarters in Tampa to socialite Jill Kelley’s mansion.

> Parade float in fatal crash didn’t heed warnings, investigators say
> The driver of a trailer carrying 12 military veterans and their wives in a Midland, Texas, parade continued through a railroad crossing even as the intersection’s warning lights and bells alerted traffic to stop, federal investigators said Saturday.

> Israel prepared for ground war in Gaza
> Restaurants and bars across Tel Aviv were half-empty this weekend, as many residents of Israel’s commercial center stayed indoors for fear of rocket attacks.

> Russia vows tough response to US human-rights legislation
> Russian officials are promising a tough response to U.S. legislation that would impose sanctions on Russian officials if Congress finds them responsible for violating human rights.

> Community helping veterans readjust to home
> With returning veterans, many of whom served multiple tours overseas, readjusting to life outside of a war zone isn’t something many people can do on their own.
> Family donation will aid homeless veterans
> The Hampton VA Medical Center serves an area that stretches well beyond its home city, which presents a challenge in reaching the region’s far-flung homeless veterans.