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Air Force team helps Yuma hospital care for COVID patients

Jan. 17, 2022 10:34 AM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Needing assistance due to staff shortages and increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, including some requiring high levels of care, Yuma Regional Medical Center applied to the federal government for help. That call was answered two weeks ago with the arrival of...

Wounded Indiana Marine will receive donated custom home

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

ATTICA, Ind. (AP) — The streets of Attica echoed with sirens as a fleet of first responder vehicles escorted Marine LCpl. Bryan Chambers to West Mill Social Hall. Outside of the community center, dozens stood holding flags anticipating their guests of honor to arrive. ...

Yellow ribbons removed from town green amid speech dispute

Jan. 14, 2022 14:11 PM EST

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A symbol of support for U.S. troops has become the centerpiece of a contentious free-speech debate in this small town in the hills of northwestern Connecticut. Yellow ribbons had adorned trees on the historic Litchfield Town Green since the start of the...

Rhode Island Hospital to get help from military medical team

Jan. 14, 2022 13:31 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital is expecting help from a military medical team as part of a federal effort to help mitigate staffing crunches at hospitals. Lifespan, the health system that includes Rhode Island Hospital, said Friday that the team of about 20 doctors...

Guard may help staffing shortages at New Mexico schools

Jan. 13, 2022 18:10 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor said Thursday she’s considering seeking help from the National Guard to address COVID-19 staffing shortages at public schools, a move that could mark a first in the nation. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the additional help would...

Biden to double free COVID tests, add masks to fight omicron

Jan. 13, 2022 17:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with “high-quality masks," as he highlighted his efforts to “surge” resources to help the country weather the...

Qualls joins packed GOP field in race for Minnesota governor

Jan. 09, 2022 14:02 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran and former healthcare executive said Sunday he's running for governor in Minnesota, joining a handful of other Republicans who have announced for the job. Kendall Qualls, who lives in Medina with his wife and five children, said he is the...

US, Japan agree to keep troops on base to curb COVID spread

Jan. 09, 2022 06:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. and Japan on Sunday agreed to keep American troops within their bases as worries grew about a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the country. The restrictions starting Monday will last 14 days, confining U.S. military personnel to base facilities except for...

Wounded veterans bike through Florida Keys

Jan. 08, 2022 03:11 AM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — War-wounded military men and women pedaled their way across the Seven Mile Bridge and other parts of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway as a facet of the annual Florida Keys Soldier Ride. Almost 40 injured soldiers and their supporters are participating in the...

Former VA employee gets a year for stealing VA property

Jan. 07, 2022 19:16 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing government property, U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca said Friday. Chad Jacobs, 55, was also ordered to pay a $40,000 fine and $23,584 in restitution to the Veterans Administration. ...