Veterans

A hand-painted sign points the way to the Chilchinbeto Church of the Nazarene in Chilchinbeto, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation at sunrise on Sunday, April 19, 2020. The Navajo reservation has some of the highest rates of coronavirus in the country. If Navajos are susceptible to the virus' spread in part because they are so closely knit, that's also how many believe they will beat it. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 11, 2020 - 11:48 pm
TUBA CITY, Arizona (AP) — The virus arrived on the reservation in early March, when late winter winds were still blowing off the mesas and temperatures at dawn were often barely above freezing. It was carried in from Tucson, doctors say, by a man who had been to a basketball tournament and then...
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Margo Jarvis takes part in video teleconference at Cohen Veteran's Network's on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. Since the pandemic began, the organization has pivoted their mental health services to telehealth at their 15 clinics across the United States. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
May 11, 2020 - 2:39 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Kristofer Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 he was in crisis. He had been trained as a forward observer — the person who spots a target and gives coordinates to artillery — but when he got to Iraq, the then 19-year-old instead found himself photographing...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie talks before President Donald Trump arrives to speak about protecting seniors, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 10, 2020 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the VA needs to...
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May 10, 2020 - 12:01 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it is ready for unconditional prisoner swap talks with the United States because of fears that the coronavirus could put the lives of the prisoners at risk, Iranian media reported Sunday. An Iranian news website, Khabaronline.ir, quoted Cabinet spokesman Ali Rabiei as...
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Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Illinois, poses in Iraq in this undated photo obtained from Twitter that he would include with his resume when job hunting. Frerichs was abducted in Afghanistan in January 2020. Early efforts to locate him have been shrouded in mystery and his disappearance has been the subject of minimal public discussion by the U.S. government. The Associated Press has learned that in the days following Frerichs’ capture, Navy commandos raided a village and detained suspected members of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network while the U.S. intelligence community tried to track the cellphones of Frerich and his captors. (Twitter via AP)
May 10, 2020 - 12:26 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban leaders searched their ranks, including the much-feared Haqqani network, and on Sunday told The Associated Press they are not holding Mark R. Frerichs, a Navy veteran turned contractor who was disappeared in Afghanistan in late January. “We don't have any information about...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 09, 2020 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning Internal Revenue Service workers in Kansas City are being directed to a room well-stocked with face masks, while some other IRS offices were still telling staffers to buy or make their own as the Trump administration starts rolling out a location-based plan for returning...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, April 30, 2020, Valentina Efremova, a World War II veteran, who served as a nurse in field hospitals on the frontlines throughout the war, speaks during her interview with the Associated Press in Yakutsk, Russia. For Russian World War II veteran Valentina Efremova, the coronavirus pandemic is like going through the war all over again. After the war, the 96-year-old said, "our lives were improving, year after year. And suddenly there's this pandemic, which is like another war ... this time - a biological one." (AP Photo/Alex Lee)
May 09, 2020 - 2:39 am
YAKUTSK, Russia (AP) — On the 75th anniversary of the allied victory in the World War II, The Associated Press spoke to veterans in ex-Soviet countries and discovered that lessons they learned during the war are helping them cope with a new major challenge — the coronavirus pandemic. As they...
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The residents of Cambrian Road in Chester dress up in 1945 clothing and have a social distancing tea party to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Friday May 8, 2020. Although large-scale public events are unable to go ahead because of coronavirus restrictions, tributes will be paid by politicians and members of the royal family, as well as through a host of other events as the nation remembers those who fought and died in World War II. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
May 08, 2020 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe was marking the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces following six years of war in a low-key fashion Friday due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions across the continent. The big celebrations planned have been either cancelled or scaled back...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad attends the inauguration ceremony for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Khalilzad said May 7 that he called for the release of Mark R. Frerichs, ab American citizen captured by Taliban-linked militants in discussions with Taliban leadership as continued violence threatens to scuttle a peace deal to end America’s longest-running war. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
May 08, 2020 - 10:38 am
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation says he has called for the release of an American captured by Taliban-linked militants in discussions with Taliban leaders as continued violence threatens to scuttle a peace deal to end America’s longest war. In a series of...
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British RAF veteran George Sutherland, 98, left, waves as he walks with his son Alex Sutherland, while taking part in a VE Day charity walk to raise funds for Talbot House in Poperinge, Belgium, Friday, May 8, 2020. Sutherland walked from the Lijssenthoek war cemetery to Talbot house to raise money for the club which is currently closed due to coronavirus lockdown regulations. The club, founded in 1915 was a place for British soldiers to rest during both the First and Second World Wars. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 08, 2020 - 10:33 am
POPERINGE, Belgium (AP) — Even though there were no major ceremonies across Europe, British veteran George Sutherland turned a determined walk into his own parade on Victory in Europe Day. The 98-year-old veteran laced up his best walking shoes to raise funds for a soldiers’ club in Flanders Field...
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