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Fourth patient named in probe of veterans hospital deaths

Sep. 19, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a fourth patient is seeking answers as authorities investigate multiple suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia. Lawyer Dino Colombo says he's representing the family of 85-year-old Army veteran Archie Edgell, who died at the Louis A. Johnson...

Third family comes forward in probe of VA hospital deaths

Sep. 12, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A third family has come forward in an investigation of multiple suspicious patient deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia. Attorney Tony O'Dell says Thursday he's representing the family of Navy veteran John Hallman after the 87-year-old died at the Louis A. Johnson...

VA investigating sexual assaults at West Virginia hospital

Sep. 11, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating allegations of sexual assaults at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia. The VA inspector general issued a statement this week saying the office is working with federal law enforcement to look into multiple assaults at the Beckley VA...

Feds: Probe into deaths at VA hospital is 'top priority'

Aug. 30, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday a sweeping criminal probe into a number of suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia would be their "top priority." Bill Powell, the U.S. attorney in West Virginia, said his office is involved in a "comprehensive federal...

Pence: 'The Bible stays' at veterans hospital facing lawsuit

Aug. 30, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, "VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones." "We will always respect the freedom of religion of every veteran of every faith," Pence...

Lawyer: FBI involved in VA hospital deaths investigation

Aug. 29, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The FBI is involved in an investigation of suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia, according to a lawyer for the estate of a Vietnam veteran who died at the facility. Attorney Tony O'Dell said Thursday that his client and others have indicated the bureau...

VA investigating patient deaths at West Virginia hospital

Aug. 27, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is investigating allegations of "potential wrongdoing" resulting in multiple patient deaths at a VA hospital in West Virginia. VA Inspector General Michael J. Missal said in a statement his office has been looking with federal...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's illusory claims of gains from tariffs

Aug. 26, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is painting a false picture of a U.S. economy unaffected by his trade war with China and other countries. He describes a blue-sky world in which rapidly escalating tariffs have no impact on American consumers even as a raft of businesses and economists say...

The Latest: Wounded Illinois trooper dies from injuries

Aug. 23, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an Illinois State Police trooper in East St. Louis (all times local): 7:15 p.m. An Illinois State Police trooper has died from gunshot wounds suffered while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan...

Politicians seek answers on veteran's death at VA hospital

Aug. 23, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia politicians are calling for answers after a Vietnam veteran's death at a VA hospital was ruled a homicide. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito vowed Friday to investigate after a news report on the death of retired Army Sgt. Felix Kirk McDermott at the...