Veterans

In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 image made from video provided by the Survival Media Agency, a teenager wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, center left, stands in front of an elderly Native American singing and playing a drum in Washington. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington in Kentucky is looking into this and other videos that show youths, possibly from the diocese's all-male Covington Catholic High School, mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington. (Survival Media Agency via AP)
January 20, 2019 - 12:09 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March...
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January 16, 2019 - 8:18 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec...
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January 11, 2019 - 4:43 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran who has been held in Iran since July said Friday that she is worried her son who was undergoing cancer treatment will not survive the detainment. Joanne White issued the statement through a family spokesman, expressing her concern for the health of...
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January 11, 2019 - 9:28 am
The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. Also, it could mean financial hardship for some federal...
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January 09, 2019 - 9:46 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran confirmed it is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White at a prison in the country, making him the first American known to be detained under President Donald Trump's administration. White's detention adds new pressure to the rising tension between Iran and the U.S.,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2018 file photo, Johnny Bobbitt stands during a hearing Burlington County Courthouse in Mt. Holly, N.J. A judge has issued an arrest warrant for Bobbitt, a homeless veteran charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme after he failed to make a scheduled court appearance. Bobbitt was due in a New Jersey court Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, to face charges that he violated court-ordered conditions that allowed for his release from jail while awaiting trial. (David Swanson /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)
January 09, 2019 - 2:26 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a homeless Philadelphia veteran charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme after he failed to make a scheduled court appearance. Johnny Bobbitt was due in a New Jersey court Tuesday to face charges he violated court-ordered...
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FILE - In an Aug. 11, 2015 file photo, n Air Force military member walks out to medevac biocontainment unit aboard a C-17 military transport plane at Dobbins Air Force Reserve Base during a media tour, in Marietta, Ga. There are fears that groundwater near Georgia military bases could remain contaminated from a toxic firefighting foam used for decades by the U.S. Air Force. Recent tests at Georgia's three air bases show extensive environmental contamination of groundwater. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 05, 2019 - 5:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Groundwater near Georgia military bases remains contaminated from a toxic firefighting foam used for decades by the U.S. Air Force, prompting fears among residents about their exposure to the chemicals. Recent tests at Georgia's three air bases show extensive environmental...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 1979 file photo, NBA commissioner Larry O'Brien, right, shakes hands with Lawrence Weinberg, president of the Portland Trail Blazers before a hearing in New York. Weinberg, one of the founders and original owners of the Portland Trail Blazers, has died. He was 92. Weinberg's death was announced Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, by the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. KATU reports that Weinberg was one of three partners who got the franchise started as an NBA expansion team in 1970 to the tune of $3.7 million. Irving H. Levin, of the San Diego Clippers is at center. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
January 03, 2019 - 8:04 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Larry Weinberg, one of the founders and original owners of the Portland Trail Blazers, has died. He was 92. Weinberg's death was announced Wednesday by the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. KATU reports that Weinberg was one of three partners who got the franchise...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, Michele Fitzpatrick, a retired lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard, poses for a photograph at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Female veterans, both current and former service members, were more likely to vote in the 2018 midterm elections for Democrats than Republicans, 60 percent to 36 percent, according to data from VoteCast. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
December 29, 2018 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero. But as the November midterm elections...
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In this May 10, 2018 photo Richard Overton, the oldest living U.S. Veteran at the age of 111, is back in the east Austin home he has owned since 1948 after a renovation provided by Meals on Wheels of Central Texas and the Home Depot Foundation. A family member says Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be oldest living man in the U.S., has died in Texas. He was 112. Shirley Overton, whose husband was Richard’s cousin, says the Army veteran died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at a rehab facility in Austin, Texas. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP, file)
December 27, 2018 - 10:08 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Richard Overton, the nation's oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be the oldest living man in the U.S., died Thursday in Texas, a family member said. He was 112. The Army veteran had been hospitalized with pneumonia but was released on Christmas Eve, said...
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