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    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — An outbreak at a Hawaii veterans home has killed 18 residents and yielded three different investigations by state and federal officials. There have been 69 residents at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home that have tested positive for the coronavirus, 28 of whom are receiving care in the Hilo Medical Center's...
    PALMDALE (KABC) -- ABC7 salutes an organization bringing an honor field to the Antelope valley: a field of flags that will open in time for Veterans Day.The inaugural Palmdale Healing and Honor Field will be a colorful display of American flags."Those flags are gonna be yonder on that gorgeous green field and there's gonna be...
    MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A paraplegic man from Maine who is making a bid for the U.S. House is getting ready to jump out of a plane Friday in support of military veterans. Republican Dale Crafts, a former state representative, plans to make the jump in the early afternoon at Millinocket Regional Airport. He is...
    EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles group that helps struggling veterans get back on their feet is facing a major setback after a new center designed to help them burned to the ground in a case of possible arson. A large fire at an East Los Angeles housing project under construction. Sept. 16,...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to appear at two events in Arizona Friday as the reelection campaign of Republican President Donald Trump works to solidify its support in the battleground state. Pence's visit comes at the end of a week that saw the president, his daughter Ivanka Trump and Pence's wife,...
    By CUNEYT DIL, Associated Press A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that he molested three male patients and violated their civil rights. Jonathan Yates pleaded guilty in court filings to three counts of depriving veterans of their civil rights under color of law, which...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO is partnering with Xcel Energy all this week to highlight stories about how you can give a Day of Service to help your community. It seems COVID-19 has changed everything, especially how organizations provide resources for homeless veterans. The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) continues to work to get...
    A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that he molested three male patients and violated their civil rights. Jonathan Yates pleaded guilty in court filings to three counts of depriving veterans of their civil rights under color of law, which means the crimes were committed...
    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo war veterans said Thursday that war crime files inexplicably sent to their office have been returned to a special international court in The Hague, Netherlands, probing alleged crimes during and after the Balkan nation’s 1998-1999 war. Hysni Gucati, a spokesman for the association of former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) fighters...
    In a new video sharply critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the Coalition for American Veterans blasts Biden as “unethical” and “dishonest.” In the video, the pro-Veteran group tells voters that ‘Biden was forced to drop out of the 1988 presidential race due to accusations...
    The Job Creators Network Foundation has blamed Joe Biden for inflicting "irreparable harm" on the Veterans Affairs while he served as vice president with President Barack Obama. "Joe Biden must think voters have as short of memories as he does," Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network said in a press release....
    EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County fire crews battled a five-story development in East Los Angeles early Monday morning."It was scary. I was panicking," said Karina Gomar, a resident from a neighboring house. "The apartment was on fire and I was like grab what you can and run out."The building, on the corner...
    The Job Creators Network Foundation hammered Joe Biden after he spoke about Veterans Affairs during a campaign stop in Florida on Tuesday, pointing to the “irreparable harm” he and President Barack Obama inflicted on America’s veterans. “Joe Biden must think voters have as short of memories as he does. The Obama administration, which he was part of, oversaw...
    SEWICKLEY, Pa. (KDKA) — A man in Sewickley wants to make sure veterans are held in high regard, including those who have gone historically unrecognized. All over town, John Dunn has placed more than 130 banners of our nation’s heroes. “I try my best to put these banners up on poles where people can see...
    By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Leonardo Cuadrado saw the raging fire tearing through an East Los Angeles neighborhood off in the distance, his first thought was that he hoped no one had been hurt. Soon afterward hope turned to heartbreak as Cuadrado learned the five-story structure going up in flames...
    Ford is teaming up with country singer Luke Combs to help veterans of the U.S. Military deal with post-traumatic stress disorder through music. The 2019 CMA Male Vocalist and Song of the Year winner is helping Ford give $25,000 worth of instruments to vets through the Guitars 4 Vets organization, which promotes the use...
    Ford is teaming up with country singer Luke Combs to help veterans of the U.S. Military deal with post-traumatic stress disorder through music. The 2019 CMA Male Vocalist and Song of the Year winner is helping Ford give $25,000 worth of instruments to vets through the Guitars 4 Vets organization, which promotes the use of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — During the Steelers’ game against the Giants on Monday night, left tackle Alejandro Villanueva chose to cover up the name of Antwon Rose Jr. on the back of his helmet, displaying the name of a military veteran instead. The name Alwyn Cashe could be seen written on Villanueva’s...
    Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorization of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund on Capitol Hill on June 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. For years the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been criticized for neglecting the issues of some veterans, including those affected by toxic...
    UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic and staffing shortages have caused long delays for burials at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, according to state officials. Families are waiting at least six weeks to bury their loved ones. Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs cemetery director Gary Dierks says burials are...
    For years the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been criticized for neglecting the issues of some veterans, including those affected by toxic fumes inhaled during deployments. Veterans advocates have launched a campaign to raise both awareness and aid for those millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pit fumes while deployed in the Iraq...
    Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden used a disputed story about rival Donald Trump’s comments regarding military veterans to try to bolster his standing with the group during a campaign visit to Florida on Tuesday. "Nowhere are his faults more glaring or offensive to me, at least, as when it comes to his denigration of...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The New York City Veteran's Day Parade will go on, but it will look much different this year.The parade will have both an in-person and virtual presence this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say there will be a procession of 120 vehicles that will make their way along Fifth...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats, advocates seethe over Florida voting rights ruling Trump order on drug prices faces long road to finish line There's no debate: America needs an equitable and resilient government MORE’s campaign is courting veterans and members of the military in key swing states, betting that his personal connection to the...
     Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday with an urgent mission to boost support among Latinos who could decide the election in one of the nations fiercest battleground states. Biden opened the visit in Tampa holding a roundtable with veterans in which he tore into President Donald...
    Jon Stewart accused Congress of giving the 'cold shoulder' to nearly 200,000 veterans who claim their health was compromised after they inhaled toxic fumes from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The former 'Daily Show' host, 57, alleged that the veterans 'have been injured by the United States' through their exposure to the crude incineration...
    During a low-energy roundtable with veterans in Florida Tuesday, Joe Biden repeated his dubious claim that he removed 150,000 troops from Iraq as vice president as he also admitted that Trump seemed to be helping the middle class amid the coronavirus pandemic — an apparent oversight given his pro-union, blue collar platform. Biden, 77, who...
    People who serve in the military are about 21% more likely to die by suicide than civilians, but a leading national expert says one prevention strategy is showing particular promise. “Thus far, the most promising results come from a treatment called brief cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention,” said Dr. Craig Bryan, a stress, trauma...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took aim at President Trump minutes after arriving for his first general election visit to Florida, the largest traditional general election battleground state. “Nowhere are his faults more glaring and more offensive, to me at least, than when it comes to his denigration of our service members, veterans, wounded warriors, the...
    TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — Joe Biden is making his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday, taking part in a veterans roundtable in Tampa and seeking support among Latinos,  a crucial voting bloc in the Sunshine State, at a Hispanic Heritage Month event in Kissimmee. In the vets roundtable, Biden tore into...
    (CNN)Jon Stewart, the former host of "The Daily Show," is back in Washington, DC, pushing a bill to help sick veterans.Stewart joined Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz of California, former VA Secretary David Shulkin, and John Feal, a veterans advocate, at a news conference on Tuesday to speak out...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden pitched U.S. military veterans on the notion of a “Harris-Biden administration” on Tuesday afternoon during a campaign swing through Florida. Biden, who has aroused concerns over his fitness for the presidency in recent weeks, told reporters in Tampa that a White House helmed by himself and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)...
    More than 200 retired military leaders have endorsed President Trump for reelection, the group of veterans announced through the Trump campaign. In a statement released Monday, the group argued that the current commander-in-chief would better protect “the American way of life.” “The 2020 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to affirm their...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Joe Biden is tearing into President Donald Trump for his reported remarks referring to fallen soldiers as “suckers.” Biden held a roundtable in Tampa, Florida, focused on veterans in his first visit back to the battleground state since he became...
    WASHINGTON – The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Joe Biden is tearing into President Donald Trump for his reported remarks referring to fallen soldiers as “suckers.” Biden held a roundtable in Tampa, Florida, focused on veterans in his first visit back to the battleground state since he became the...
    Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart accused Republicans of being all talk and no action when it comes to taking care of veterans. After being shown a clip of a veteran yelling at Republican lawmakers outside the Capitol over her concerns about healthcare, Stewart told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell that he's been out with those...
    Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart is lobbying Congress on behalf of veterans whose health has been harmed by exposure to burn pits, hoping for similar success to his efforts on behalf of 9/11 first responders. "The parallels are incredible. I'd say the only difference between what happened with the 9/11 community and what's happening with...
    Two Missouri men are facing murder charges in the death of an Air Force veteran who succumbed to injuries he sustained during a fight outside a bar, prosecutors said. Devin Dodson, 24, of Wentzville, and Deangelo Williams, 30, of St. Louis, were charged Monday by the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with second-degree murder...
    Jon Stewart joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and others Tuesday morning in calling on Congress to provide financial assistance to veterans suffering from ailments as a result of toxic exposure from burn pits the military used to dispose of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gillibrand announced a new bill that would establish presumptive coverage for...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will head to Florida on Tuesday to meet with veterans. Biden is expected to hold a roundtable at noon in Tampa. The event will be livestreamed in this article, but delays are possible. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Tuesday marks Biden’s first...
    The personal information of an estimated 46,000 veterans was compromised as a result of a data breach at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, officials revealed this week. The VA’s Financial Services Center, or FSC, said Monday it will notify any veterans or veterans' next of kin if their information is at risk after “unauthorized...
    Jon Stewart is at it again. Over a year after helping 9/11 first responders receive access to a crucial compensation fund, the comedian and advocate has turned his focus toward helping the nearly 200,000 veterans who've said their health was compromised by their exposure to burn pits while serving overseas. "The parallels are incredible. I'd say...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of The Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need To Know Special Report. An 18-year-old American soldier who went to fight in Vietnam in 1968 — the year of peak deployment —is now 70 years old. In addition to the usual health problems affecting that age group,...
    #HardWorkPaysOff This Saturday when the Troy Trojans take the field against Middle Tennessee Freshman Luis Medina will be in the starting lineup. Luis Medina is listed as the #1 nose tackle in the depth chart for Troy University. Medina will wear jersey #95. He is...
    A recent data breach exposed the personal information of 46,000 veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday. According to a press release, one of the online applications was accessed by unauthorized users to divert payments to community healthcare providers for the­ medical treatment of veterans. The system has been taken offline until a full...
    The Bay of Pigs Veterans Association-Brigade 2506 presented President Donald Trump with an award for opposition to human rights abuses and totalitarianism, releasing a statement on Sunday endorsing the 45th president’s reelection. The organization wrote in a statement: It was with great satisfaction that we read President Donald J. Trump’s twitter mentioning the event in...
    A group of more than 200 retired military officials endorsed President TrumpDonald John TrumpCrowd aims 'lock him up' chant at Obama during Trump rally Nevada governor: Trump 'taking reckless and selfish actions' in holding rally Michigan lieutenant governor blasts Trump coronavirus response: He 'is a liar who has killed people' MORE's reelection bid in an...