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WWII vet who survived COVID-19 honored on 105th birthday

Dec. 02, 2021 16:19 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A World War II veteran from Alabama who survived COVID-19 last year will be honored on his 105th birthday Friday with the French Legion of Honor in recognition of his service. Major Wooten, who repaired bomb-damaged trains in France as an Army...

Appeals court upholds sentence of former VA pathologist

Dec. 01, 2021 13:22 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the 20-year prison sentence for a former pathologist at an Arkansas veterans hospital who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient he misdiagnosed. The three-judge panel of...

Bill signed into law would help medical veterans with jobs

Dec. 01, 2021 10:27 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill introduced by U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Mike Braun to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to help recruit military medical personnel with less than a year left in their service to work in federal health care...

Turkey: opposition politician arrested for alleged espionage

Nov. 30, 2021 04:13 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have arrested a prominent member of an opposition party over accusations that he engaged in “political and military espionage,” Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said late Monday that a court in...

Man can revive suit against New Orleans over police beating

Nov. 28, 2021 18:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Hispanic Iraq War veteran can revive his lawsuit over a beating by two New Orleans police officers who he said called him a “fake American.” The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports...

Disabled combat veteran opens pecan business in Georgia

Nov. 27, 2021 00:13 AM EST

BYRON, Ga. (AP) — When Tim Williams purchased his home in Kewanee Farms in Byron in the late summer of 2020, starting a pecan processing facility and opening a storefront wasn’t something he’d ever imagined doing. “I didn’t know anything about pecans before I...

Indiana man gets probation for entering Capitol on Jan. 6

Nov. 25, 2021 10:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Vincennes has been sentenced to three years’ probation for his part in the Jan. 6 riot during which the crowd stormed the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols spared Jonathan Ace Sanders prison time after Sanders pleaded guilty...

Youngkin announces lawmakers, others helping with transition

Nov. 24, 2021 20:17 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday he had assembled groups including lawmakers, law enforcement officials, business owners and others to coordinate transition work with outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam's administration. ...

Military to help Michigan cope with COVID-19 patient surge

Nov. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The federal government will send 44 military medical staffers to Michigan to help beleaguered hospitals treat COVID-19 patients amid a fourth surge that is the worst in the country, state health officials said Wednesday. It also will open beds at...

Man's obit urges betting a bunch on the Huskers

Nov. 24, 2021 10:30 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Milton Andrew Munson's obituary recalled his life as an Air Force veteran, a pharmacist, husband and father, and as a Nebraska football fan. That was evident in one line in the obit: “In lieu of flowers, please place an irresponsibly large wager on Nebraska beating...