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Veterans, hospital in Bible dispute agree to mediation

Oct. 18, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Force veterans and New Hampshire's veterans hospital involved in a legal dispute over the display of a Bible have agreed to mediation. The lawsuit filed in federal court in 2019 by the veterans against the Manchester hospital director...

Honored service dog helps Army veteran with PTSD, isolation

Oct. 18, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A unique partnership was formed in 2017 when a 3-year-old service dog chose a New Salem Army veteran to be his human. JJ, a black Labrador, was the eighth Service Dogs of America candidate to greet Jared Bollom. JJ’s brother was the seventh, but...

Interior secretary's mother, a longtime civil servant, dies

Oct. 17, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's mother, Mary Toya, a longtime civil servant and U.S. Navy veteran, has died. Officials with the Interior Department confirmed Toya's passing Saturday but didn’t immediately release her age or cause of death. ...

Wyoming's Sissy Goodwin remembered with museum exhibit

Oct. 17, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Vickie Goodwin was supposed to meet her husband at the Smithsonian Museum, and he was very, very late. The Wyoming natives were visiting D.C. for her job, and while she attended a meeting, Sissy had gone off to sightsee. Now he was nowhere to be...

Mississippi WWII veteran awarded Medal of a Liberated France

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

COLLINS, Miss. (AP) — One memory Henry “Howard” Bennett has held on to for over 70 years is when his B-24 bomber flew low over Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy. He’ll never forget how the waters were red with the blood of his fellow servicemen. On Oct....

Pritzker delays vaccine deadline for some state workers

Oct. 16, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has pushed back a deadline for state employees of veterans' homes, prisons and other congregate facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as his office negotiates with labor unions representing some workers. Pritzker, who in August...

Vendor sells Nazi gear at motorcycle rally

Oct. 16, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A vendor at a major motorcycle rally in Florida briefly sold hats emblazoned with Nazi symbols, saying she considered them a tribute to World War II veterans who helped defeat the Germans. The Daytona Beach News-Journal...

North Carolina nursing assistant sentenced for elder fraud

Oct. 16, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A certified nursing assistant in North Carolina has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution for defrauding a disabled military veteran, prosecutors said. Tracey McNeill, 51, of Raeford pleaded guilty in...

Book helps Elsmere’s Firmani, 100, share insights into WWII

Oct. 16, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

ELSMERE, De. (AP) — The life story of Elsmere resident Ray Firmani is one that can serve as an inspiration to anyone with its story of service above self, love and family. That’s because Mr. Firmani, who celebrated his 100th birthday at the Delaware Military Museum in...

WWII veterans, civilian home front workers to be honored

Oct. 16, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's World War II veterans and the civilian workers who supported them from the home front are being honored this weekend in Woonsocket with the dedication of a new memorial. The lighting of the Eternal Flame ceremony that starts at...