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Alphonso Maldon, Jr., chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, speaks at a Jan. 29, 2015 press conference in Arlington, Va., revealing changes to pensions, health care and other troop benefits following its two-year review. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)

White House backs overhaul of military retirement, health coverage

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March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Monday he will back sweeping overhauls to the military retirement and health care systems as a way to ensure the costly benefits survive into the future.

Obama said he will provide Congress a...

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Yap Island in western Pacific under typhoon warning

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March 31, 2015

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - Some homes on a western Pacific Ocean island have been destroyed by typhoon-force winds, which were expected to bear down on a neighboring island in the Federated States of Micronesia.

"A lot of houses and roofs were...

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Customers shop at the commissary on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. A RAND study says raising prices in military commissaries to offset decreases in tax-payer dollars could be a bad idea. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

Study: Commissary price hikes to offset funding cuts could backfire

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March 31, 2015

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Raising prices at commissaries to compensate for a possible decrease in taxpayer funding could backfire, causing customers to shop elsewhere, according to...

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Guam employer to pay nearly $400K for underpaying workers

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March 30, 2015

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - A Guam employer is agreeing to pay nearly $400,000 in damages and back pay for paying workers from China less than minimum wage.

According to a proposed judgment filed Thursday in U.S. District Court of Guam, Acme...

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