Veterans

June 08, 2017 - 6:12 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A decorated war veteran with two decades' experience in military intelligence, Lt. Col. Faye Cuevas spent half her career providing intelligence support to U.S. counter-insurgencies in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. Now she is using her expertise to fight a...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 5, 2017. Shulkin said Monday the department will be overhauling its electronic health records, adopting a commercial product used by the Pentagon that he hopes will improve care for veterans and reduce wait times for medical appointments. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 06, 2017 - 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved broad legislation Tuesday to make firing employees easier for the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs, part of an accountability effort urged by President Donald Trump following years of high-profile problems. The bipartisan measure passed by voice vote...
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June 06, 2017 - 1:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of lying about wait times for medical appointments at Iowa's VA hospitals, based on documents provided by a whistleblower. The Iowa Republican said the data shows the agency provided...
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CORRECTS FROM NEUMAN TO NEUMANN - This March 19, 2010 booking photo made available by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, shows John Robert Neumann Jr., who was arrested for possession of marijuana. Neumann killed several people and then took his own life at an Orlando, Fla., awning factory Monday, June 5, 2017. (Seminole Country Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 9:38 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who was fired from a Florida awning factory in April returned Monday with a semi-automatic pistol and methodically killed five people, then took his own life at the sound of an approaching siren, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings identified the shooter...
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CORRECTS FROM NEUMAN TO NEUMANN - This March 19, 2010 booking photo made available by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, shows John Robert Neumann Jr., who was arrested for possession of marijuana. Neumann killed several people and then took his own life at an Orlando, Fla., awning factory Monday, June 5, 2017. (Seminole Country Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 6:17 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who was fired from a Florida awning factory in April returned Monday with a semi-automatic pistol and methodically killed five people, then took his own life at the sound of an approaching siren, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings identified the shooter...
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Multiple people were killed in a shooting at Fiamma, an awning business in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 5, 2017. The gunman, described as a 45-year-old disgruntled former worker, shot and killed himself. (Aileen Perilla/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 5:32 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who was fired from a Florida awning factory in April returned Monday with a semi-automatic pistol and methodically killed five people, then took his own life at the sound of an approaching siren, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings identified the shooter...
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Hundreds of people attend ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, aboard a retired U.S. Navy aircraft carrier named for the epic World War II battle, in San Diego, Monday, June 5, 2017. A small group of survivors of the June, 1942 battle, all in wheelchairs, received a standing ovation Monday aboard the USS Midway, which is now a museum in San Diego Bay. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
June 05, 2017 - 4:32 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seven veterans of the Battle of Midway on Monday joined about 1,000 people aboard a retired U.S. Navy aircraft to mark the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II. Two F/A-18 Hornet fighter planes, blocked by clouds, thundered above the USS Midway, a Navy carrier that...
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Multiple people were killed in a shooting at Fiamma, an awning business in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 5, 2017. The gunman, described as a 45-year-old disgruntled former worker, shot and killed himself. (Aileen Perilla/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 4:14 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who was fired from a Florida awning factory in April returned Monday with a semi-automatic pistol and methodically killed five people, then took his own life at the sound of an approaching siren, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings identified the shooter...
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Law enforcement investigate the scene where they said there were multiple fatalities at Fiamma, an awning factory, in an industrial area near Orlando, Fla., Monday, June 5, 2017. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said on its official Twitter account that the situation has been contained. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel)/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 2:54 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A lone gunman returned with a semi-automatic pistol to the Orlando awning factory where was fired in April and methodically killed five people on Monday, then killed himself at the sound of an approaching siren, the Orange County sheriff said. Sheriff Jerry Demings identified...
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June 01, 2017 - 9:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Philadelphia city councilman (all times local): 9:25 a.m. A legislative aide says a Philadelphia city councilman stabbed in an attempted robbery near his residence had surgery overnight and is expected to return home soon. Police say Republican...
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