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Pharmacist admits stealing drugs from veterans facility

Jun. 26, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The former chief pharmacist at a medical facility for veterans in Pennsylvania has admitted stealing more than 12,000 doses of medication to fuel his own drug addictions. James Franks pleaded guilty Tuesday to obtaining controlled substances through fraud. The 34-year-old Union City man...

O'Rourke proposes new 'war tax' to fund veteran health care

Jun. 24, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke is pledging to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and help create a federal health care fund to cover the costs of caring for those who serve in future wars by taxing those who don't. The former Texas congressman unveiled his...

Preservationists try to save old arsenal, hospital site

Jun. 22, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Preservationists are trying to save a more than 200-year-old site in southwest Alabama that was once both a military installation and a hospital. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has recognized the Mount Vernon Arsenal and Searcy Hospital as one of the nation's most...

Report shows link between VA medical center and infections

Jun. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A federal study finds inadequate training of staff may have contributed to an increase in deadly infections at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Southern California. The VA's Office of Inspector General released a report this week finding staff failed to show they made any...

Public ceremony to honor Korean War Veterans

Jun. 21, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Korean War veterans will be honored in a public ceremony at a memorial park in Ohio. The ceremony hosted by the Dayton VA Medical Center, the Korean Veterans Memorial Association and the Dayton Area Korean Association is scheduled Sunday at the Dayton Korean War Veterans Memorial Park...

Judge orders US to pay $12M after child burned in surgery

Jun. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the United States to pay $12 million in damages after doctors at Madigan Army Medical Center caused an operating room fire that badly burned a baby's face. The baby, identified only by his initials in court documents, underwent surgery to remove a cyst above...

US launches hospital ship to countries absorbing Venezuelans

Jun. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence declared Tuesday that Venezuela's authoritarian leader "must go" as the U.S. Navy launched a hospital ship on a five-month mission to help Latin American countries struggling to absorb migrants from the crisis-wracked country. Pence briefly toured the ship at Miami's...

Soldier dies in rollover of military vehicle in Alaska

Jun. 18, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A soldier died when his military vehicle rolled during training in interior Alaska. The Army says the crash killed 25-year-old Spc. Marquise Gabriel Elliott on Friday in the Yukon Training Area at Fort Wainwright. Elliott was driving with one passenger when the vehicle rolled. He...

Fort Campbell celebrates Army's 244th birthday

Jun. 14, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Soldiers and others at Fort Campbell have marked the Army's 244th birthday with a celebration at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Celebrating Thursday were leaders of the 101st Airborne Division, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell,...

Police: Solider wearing military gear opened fire into home

Jun. 13, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

LAUREL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A soldier wearing military-issued ballistic gear opened fire inside a North Carolina home and was wounded by return gunfire before he left and was injured in a car crash, according to authorities. U.S. Army E-4 Specialist Eric Jerrod Davis was in critical condition at a hospital,...