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12 Kosovo officials acquitted of paying phony war veterans

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A court in Kosovo on Tuesday acquitted a dozen former government officials of misusing public money in benefits payments to...

Gen. Milley key to military continuity as Biden takes office

WASHINGTON (AP) — In taking charge of a Pentagon battered by leadership churn, the Biden administration will look to one holdover as a source...

Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday filled out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of...

Diary shows how quest for love landed Navy vet in Iran jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael White's long-anticipated trip to Iran was already a disappointment. The love interest he'd gone to visit had stopped seeing him...

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing...

White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying...

Veterans on each side of the divide among Capitol mob dead

The five people who died amid the chaos that erupted on Jan. 6 at the Capitol represented different walks of life. ...

Top military leaders remind troops of limits of free speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid worry about renewed violence on Inauguration Day, the military's top leaders issued a written reminder to all service members Tuesday...

Videos show fatal shooting during rampage at the Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force veteran killed during the storming of the Capitol was shot as she began to climb through the broken...

Videos show fatal shooting during rampage at the Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force veteran killed during the storming of the Capitol was shot as she began to climb through the broken...

Missouri woman believed to be last Civil War widow dies

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Helen Viola Jackson's 1936 marriage to James Bolin was unusual to say the least: He was 93 and in declining...

Remorseful man returns statue’s stolen sword after 40 years

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the...

Aid groups aim to bring health care to migrants on way to US

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Aurora Leticia Cruz has tried to keep up with her blood pressure medication since fleeing Guatemala more than a year...

Air Force: Black people more often investigated, punished

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black service members in the Air Force are far more likely to be investigated, arrested, face disciplinary actions and be discharged...

Biggest vets groups step up pressure on Trump to fire Wilkie

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure, the nation's six largest veterans groups on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to immediately fire Veterans Affairs...

Trump eases rules for religious social service providers

The Trump administration on Monday moved to loosen Obama-era restrictions on religious organizations that receive federal money to provide social services. ...

American Legion, Pelosi joining calls for VA chief’s ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest veterans organization and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday joined the growing calls for the ouster of President...

Vets groups demand Wilkie’s dismissal after scathing audit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the nation's biggest veterans groups on Friday called for the immediate dismissal of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie following...

Biden: Cabinet picks from Obama era mean ‘bold new thinking’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday introduced a series of key picks for his new government that drew heavily from the...

Obama reunion? Biden fills Cabinet with former WH leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is getting the old gang back together. ...

Watchdog faults VA chief over handling of sex assault report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with a sexual assault allegation at a veterans hospital, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie repeatedly sought to discredit the congressional...

Biden hails historic Pentagon pick, but some Dems in a bind

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday introduced his choice for secretary of defense, calling retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin the right...

Biden taps Rice as domestic policy adviser, McDonough for VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is naming Susan Rice as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, giving her broad sway over...

Fresno policeman arrested on suspicion of having child porn

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno police officer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said. ...

Chinese Americans who served in WWII honored by Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy-five years after World War II ended, Congress is honoring thousands of Chinese Americans who served the United States in the...

Biden makes pitch for retired general to be Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday made his case for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense, urging Congress...

AP sources: Biden picks Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to be secretary of defense, according to four people...

As virus spreads, Kansas hospital runs out of staff

The radiology technician slept in an RV in the parking lot of his rural Kansas hospital for more than a week because his co-workers...

Amid pandemic, grants keep Army veteran’s business afloat

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Nicole Walcott’s lip started to quiver as she turned her misty gaze away from a reporter’s question. “I don’t want...

World War II vet beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who spent World War II repairing bomb-damaged trains in France recovered from a fight with COVID-19 in...

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build...

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build...

27 veterans die in COVID-19 outbreak at Illinois VA home

LASALLE, Ill. (AP) — State officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans nursing home in rural Illinois that has infected nearly 200...

The Latest: Biden says split Congress affects Cabinet picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): ...

Biden adds Obama administration veterans to top staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is adding four Obama-Biden administration veterans to his top ranks as he continues to build out his White...

Army to reconsider discharge rulings on veterans with PTSD

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Army has agreed to reconsider its issuing of thousands of less-than-honorable discharges to service members with post-traumatic...

Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to take a historic step and select a woman to head the Pentagon for the first...

Explosion kills 2 steam pipe workers at veterans hospital

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two workers were killed in an explosion Friday while repairing a steam pipe in a maintenance building at a...

Veterans Day in 2020: quiet parades, somber virtual events

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Celebrations marking Veterans Day gave way to somber virtual gatherings Wednesday, with many of the nation’s veterans homes barring visitors...

National museum dedicated to Army debuts on Veterans Day

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — A sword from the defense of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. A stopped wristwatch recovered from the...

Biden eyes Washington veterans for key administration posts

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is looking to build out his nascent White House staff with more traditional Washington insiders, a notable...

UK honors war dead in scaled-back Remembrance Sunday service

LONDON (AP) — In a scaled-back service, Queen Elizabeth II led tributes Sunday to those from the U.K. and the Commonwealth who perished in...

Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. ...

Increasingly normal: Guns seen outside vote-counting centers

The most turbulent and norm-breaking presidential election of a lifetime has led to an extraordinary spectacle in the United States over the past three...

Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots rankle some military vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has held himself up as a champion of U.S. troops without rival. Now, with his presidency on the...

California GOP’s Issa leads in bid to return to Congress

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, once among the most powerful Republicans in Congress, was leading Wednesday in his comeback bid...

Senate Latest: Kelly win gives Arizona 2 Democratic senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate races in the 2020 election (all times local): ...

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. ...

Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. ...

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. ...

Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. ...

Mystery surrounds former Marine’s imprisonment in Venezuela

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — “Don’t WORRY!,” reads the cryptic note scribbled on a scrap of perforated paper smuggled out of a dank, basement cellblock....

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. ...

Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. ...

‘So much work to do’: How Biden is planning for transition

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he'll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to...

Korean boy band BTS faces uproar in China over war comments

SEOUL (AP) — Chinese nationalists erupted in anger at South Korean boy band BTS after its leader thanked Korean War veterans for their sacrifices. ...

IRS chief: agency reaching out on pandemic relief payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS, on the defensive over millions of Americans in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments, said Wednesday...

ACLU aids appeal of two Montana men accused of stolen valor

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana men who lied about their military service in court have appealed some conditions of their sentences. ...

James Meredith film weighs ‘complicated’ civil rights figure

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights...

Military suicides up as much as 20% in COVID era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents...

Jill Biden, Doug Emhoff team up in final campaign stretch

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff are both from New Jersey. They married politicians who have been in the national...

EU police arrest Kosovo war veterans’ leader, raid offices

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — European Union security police arrested the leader of a Kosovar war veterans association for obstruction of justice when officers stormed...

1st Kosovar Albanian arrested on war crimes charges

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A special international court said Thursday that a former commander of the separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war has been...

Kosovo veterans say they’ve been sent war crime files, again

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo war veterans said Tuesday an unknown person has again handed them war crime files from a special international court...

Current events: Electric fence deters Trump sign thieves

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man tired of people stealing his Donald Trump campaign sign has come up with a shocking solution:...

Fire destroys apartments being built for low-income veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Leonardo Cuadrado saw a raging fire tearing through an East Los Angeles neighborhood in the distance, his first thought...

East Los Angeles housing construction site ravaged by fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A five-story apartment complex that was to provide housing for low-income veterans was ravaged by fire early Wednesday, just months...

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee with an urgent mission to boost support...

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday with an urgent mission to...

Combat vet killed by Texas deputy buried in Alabama on 9/11

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — His Army stint complete after serving in Afghanistan, Damian Daniels left Alabama to begin a new life in Texas. He...

US Navy veteran: For 2 decades, VA never told him he had HIV

A U.S. Navy veteran had no idea he was living with the virus that causes AIDS for more than two decades, because government health...

‘Corky’ Messner wins GOP Senate primary to challenge Shaheen

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bryant “Corky” Messner won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating a fellow veteran and setting up a...

Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In this soldier's city and across the country, veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump...

Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking US war dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has declared President Donald Trump “unfit” for the presidency, delivering an impassioned reaction to a report...

Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking US war dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden declared President Donald Trump “unfit” for the presidency on Friday, delivering an impassioned reaction to a...

For first time, a woman to head Canada’s Space Agency

OTTAWA (AP) — For...

Trump takes jab at Biden during V-J Day visit to battleship

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) —...

75th anniversary of end of WWII is mostly virtual amid virus

HONOLULU (AP) — When...

Second Trump appointee out at FDA amid credibility concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Kennedy loses Senate bid; race for his House seat is tight

BOSTON (AP) — U.S....

Mali’s deposed president returns home under tight security

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) —...

ACLU sues over federal action in Portland, Oregon, protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —...

Dozens of WWII veterans to gather in Hawaii amid pandemic

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP)...

Dozens of WWII veterans to gather in Hawaii amid pandemic

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP)...

The Latest: Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

The Democratic Party officially...

Activists: Police killings of Latinos lack attention

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP)...

Lawmakers: Postal changes delay mail-order medicine for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Policy...

Portland State disarms campus police after Black man’s death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —...

Guard at California’s San Quentin prison dies of coronavirus

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP)...

Program allows some Alaska Native Vietnam vets to get land

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —...

Fort Hood commander’s transfer on hold amid investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army...

Gaps in federal oversight add to virus woes at vets homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big...

Report: 2,866 COVID claims, 48 deaths among federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly...

Trump welcomes ‘The Walking Marine’ to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

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