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Nurse pleads guilty to stealing dying veterans' morphine

Oct. 22, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former nurse at a veterans’ hospital in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to stealing liquid morphine intended for her dying patients and using it herself, federal prosecutors say. Kathleen Noftle, 55, of Tewksbury, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to tampering with a consumer product and...

Donation nearly triples size of Arkansas veterans cemetery

Oct. 21, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas veterans cemetery nearly tripled its size with land donated from a military post, officials said. The Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock on Tuesday celebrated its 141-acre expansion, which enlarged it from 82 acres to 223 acres. The Camp Robinson...

In this Oct. 18, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden steps out to board his campaign plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, N.C., en route to Wilmington, Del., as granddaughter Finnegan Biden looks on, right. Biden's biggest challenge may begin the day after Election Day. If he wins, he'll have just over 10 weeks to set up a new government. After making President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign, Biden will have to show that his team can better handle the public health crisis.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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

Oct. 21, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he'll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises. After making Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign, Biden will...

Feds: Newark councilman was part of bribe, kickback scheme

Oct. 20, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark city councilman conspired with an associate to shake down companies seeking development and construction projects in the city, the U.S. attorney's office charged in a complaint released Tuesday. Joseph McCallum Jr. faces one count of honest services wire fraud, which carries a...

Families of veterans who died in outbreak speak to lawmakers

Oct. 20, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Family members of veterans who died during a coronavirus outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home testified Tuesday before lawmakers investigating the outbreak that took the lives of nearly 80 veterans. Susan Kenney told the Special Joint Legislative Oversight Committee she couldn't get any...

Woman charged with assaulting veteran, Trump supporter

Oct. 19, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged with assaulting a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran holding a sign in support of President Donald Trump said Monday after her arraignment that she was the victim. Kiara Dudley, 34, of Douglas was released on $250 bail after pleading not guilty in Uxbridge...

New $40M VA health clinic under construction in Terre Haute

Oct. 18, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new $40 million health center for Hoosier veterans is now under construction in Terre Haute and expected to open in less than a year. The outpatient clinic is expected to serve as many as 10,000 veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care, expanding both primary care and mental...

Murphy installs new leader at military, veterans department

Oct. 16, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy dismissed New Jersey's top military commander Friday after a coronavirus outbreak hit the state's three veterans homes resulting in 146 deaths. Col. Lisa Hou takes over immediately from Major Gen. Jemal Beale, Murphy said in a statement. Murphy, a Democrat, faces...

A truck drives past a sign supporting a ballot measure that would legalize controlled, therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 in Salem, Ore. War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing the ballot measure. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

2 drug measures on Oregon ballot

Oct. 16, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing a ballot measure that would legalize controlled, therapeutic use in Oregon of psilocybin mushrooms, which they say has helped them immeasurably. “After chemo failed, I went to a pretty...

National Army museum scheduled to open Nov. 11 in Virginia

Oct. 15, 2020 4:19 AM EDT

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — A national museum dedicated to the U.S. Army is scheduled to open next month in northern Virginia. Plans for The National Museum of the United States Army have been in the works for more than a decade; construction began in 2017. The five-story, 185,000-square foot museum is set on...