Veterans

June 09, 2018 - 11:06 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Four U.S. service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged, the U.S. military said Saturday. A U.S. Africa Command statement said the four were in the care of the U.S. Embassy...
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June 08, 2018 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has passed a $145 billion spending bill funding the Energy Department and veterans' programs for the upcoming budget year. Approval of the measure came over the opposition of Democrats on a 235-179 vote that sent the three-bill bundle to the Senate, where...
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June 06, 2018 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will soon be signing a bill that will expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The sweeping measure has bipartisan support and is part of an effort urged by Trump to improve wait times and care for...
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In this Friday, June 1, 2018 photo, military service members with the Armed Services Honor Guard prepare to present folded flags as Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and the Missing In America Project conduct a military burial service for the cremated remains of eight unclaimed veterans in San Antonio. The remains of eight U.S. military veterans that for years had been stored in the basement of a county courthouse in the Texas Panhandle have been interred as part of a formal ceremony in San Antonio. (Kin Man Hui/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 5:57 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The remains of eight U.S. military veterans stored for years in the basement of a county courthouse in the Texas Panhandle have been interred as part of a formal ceremony in San Antonio. The servicemen were buried Friday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery after their cremated...
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Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, second from left, greets Sen. Shalonn "Kiki" Curls, left, Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh and former senator and Public Service Commission member Ryan Silvey, right, in his office, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson will automatically ascend from lieutenant governor to governor on Friday when Gov. Eric Greitens steps down following investigations of his political and personal life. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 9:26 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' resignation will elevate another military veteran and conservative Republican to the state's top job, and his experience working with legislators could smooth his transition to power. Mike Parson will automatically ascend from lieutenant...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, left, talks to Lt. Gov. Mike Parson during the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo. Greitens abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, May 29, 2018, after a scandal involving an affair with his former hairdresser led to a broader investigation by prosecutors and state legislators. The resignation takes effect Friday. His departure elevates fellow Republican Parson to the governor's office. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 29, 2018 - 9:00 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' resignation announcement Tuesday will elevate another military veteran and conservative Republican to the state's top job, and his experience working with legislators could smooth his transition to power. Mike Parson will automatically ascend...
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FILE - This March 22, 2018 file photo shows candidates for the Republican nomination to U.S. Senate, from left, Russell Fagg, Troy Downing, Matt Rosendale and Albert Olszewski listen to a question posed by a moderator belonging to the College Republicans at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. Outside money has poured into Montana's Republican U.S. Senate primary that will decide the challenger for Democratic incumbent Jon Tester. (Rachel Leathe/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
May 28, 2018 - 12:21 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Outside money is pouring into Montana's U.S. Senate race even before Republicans settle on a nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who has become a leading target of the GOP after drawing the fury of President Donald Trump. Four Republicans are jockeying for a last...
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May 25, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to sign separate measures in the coming weeks to give people with deadly diseases access to experimental treatments and to provide veterans greater access to private medical care at taxpayer expense, the president's liaison to Congress said Friday...
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A young woman cries, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, by a memorial for Santa Fe High School freshman Aaron Kyle McLeod who was killed Friday during a shooting at the school, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 7:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 6:35 p.m. The mother of one of the students killed in last week's school shooting is voicing her opposition to unfettered gun rights. Rhonda Hart, the mother of 14-year-old Kimberly Vaughan and a military...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to deliver a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system, despite concerns from some Democrats that this will prove too costly. The Senate is expected to approve a wide-...
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