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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his oh-so-familiar falsehoods

Oct. 26, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close). These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his...

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...

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...

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...

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...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, third from left, receives a gift from members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS during a ceremony marking the National Youth Day at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)

Korean boy band BTS faces uproar in China over war comments

Oct. 14, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

SEOUL (AP) — Chinese nationalists erupted in anger at South Korean boy band BTS after its leader thanked Korean War veterans for their sacrifices. The singer, who goes by RM, made the remark in a recorded acceptance speech for an award from the Korea Society for promoting U.S.-Korean relations. “We...

Springfield seeks volunteers to place flags on Veterans Day

Oct. 11, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Springfield Veterans Department is seeking volunteers to help place flags on military members' gravesites around the city on Veterans Day. New volunteers are essential this year because many of the usual volunteers, including the Springfield Public Schools Reserve Officer...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar heads to an early polling site after talking with the media, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Hegar is in a runoff with State Sen. Royce West. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Cornyn, Hegar clash over virus, court in Texas Senate debate

Oct. 9, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas flashes signs that November's election could wind up the closest in decades, Republican John Cornyn and Democrat MJ Hegar clashed over the response to the cornavirus pandemic and the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice Friday night in the only scheduled debate of their...

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig prepares to testify before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Washington. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)

IRS chief: agency reaching out on pandemic relief payments

Oct. 7, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS, on the defensive over millions of Americans in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments, said Wednesday the agency is reaching out to low-income and homeless people, military personnel and veterans and those with limited English to notify them they may be...