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President Donald Trump shakes hands with acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie after announcing he will nominate him to lead the department during an event on prison reform in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 19, 2018 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Trump spilled the news about Wilkie at a White House event Friday on prison...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017, file photo, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson waits for Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for their meeting at the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo.The Pentagon is announcing the official launch of a new naval command that will bolster America's and NATO's presence in the Atlantic. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid rising tensions with Russia, the Pentagon on Friday announced the official launch of a new naval command that will bolster the U.S. and NATO presence in the Atlantic Ocean. Outlines of the plan were approved at the February meeting of NATO defense ministers, as part of a...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jackson is withdrawing from consideration as Veterans Affairs secretary. He said "false allegations" against him have become a distraction. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 26, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration as Veterans Affairs secretary on Thursday, saying "false allegations" against him have become a distraction. In a statement the White House issued from Jackson, he said he "did not expect to have to dignify baseless and...
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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 25, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary showed "a pattern" of questionable prescription drug practices and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid to a White House...
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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, center, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, walks down a stairwell to avoid reporters and cameras as he leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 24, 2018 - 11:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A White House official says President Donald Trump is urging his nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, Dr. Ronny Jackson, to keep fighting to win...
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In this April 27, 1988 photo provided by Rob "Shack" Bennett, LCDR USN (ret), U.S. Navy instructor pilot, Tammie Jo Shults explains a flight maneuver to aviators at Naval Air Station Chase Field in Beeville, Texas, with squadron VT-26. Shults is being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 after a passenger was partially blown out of her airliner's damaged fuselage. She is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls. (Rob Bennett via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 3:57 pm
BOERNE, Texas (AP) — Tammie Jo Shults was determined to "break into the club" of male military aviators. One of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, Shults flew training missions as an enemy pilot during Operation Desert Storm, while working with other women to see a rule excluding...
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April 16, 2018 - 8:28 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A deadlocked jury led to a second mistrial Monday in the case of a former Navy commander charged with the attempted rape of a junior officer in San Diego. The panel was dismissed after being unable to reach a unanimous decision on three major counts against John M. Neuhart,...
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In this April 12, 2018 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Liaoning aircraft carrier is accompanied by navy frigates and submarines conducting an exercises in the South China Sea. China has announced live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan. The announcement by authorities in the coastal province of Fujian on Thursday was accompanied by a statement that the navy was ending a three-day exercise in the South China one day early. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 8:50 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China announced it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan's government. The announcement coincided with President Xi Jinping speaking on the importance of Chinese naval power while attending a...
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A Palestinian protester throws back teargas during clashes with Israeli troops along the Gaza's border with Israel, east of Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Israel's defense minister said Tuesday that the military will not change its tough response to Hamas-led mass protests, warning that those who approach the border are putting their lives at risk. Eighteen Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire last Friday, the first day of what Hamas says will be six weeks of intermittent border protests against a stifling blockade of the territory. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
April 04, 2018 - 5:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Wednesday it has arrested 10 Palestinians suspected of planning an attack against a navy ship off the Gaza coast, just days after it accused Gaza militants of using mass protests along its border with Israel as cover to stage further attacks. The Shin Bet security...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, President Donald Trump fired Shulkin, and tweeted that White House doctor Ronny Jackson is his nominee to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 29, 2018 - 7:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House doctor Ronny Jackson to replace him following a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within the agency. A Navy rear admiral, Jackson is a surprise choice to succeed Shulkin...
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