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Correction: Injured Veterans-Fertility Help story

Jul. 9, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story July 8 about an in vitro fertilization benefit program for injured veterans, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of times Crystal Wilson and her husband conceived through the Veterans Administration benefit program. They did not conceive through the...

Trump touts July 4 military 'salute'; critics see politics

Jul. 3, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America's military as a political prop. Under White House direction, the Pentagon was...

Austin Peay teams with National Guard on tuition deferment

Jun. 19, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Army National Guard are offering a special tuition deferment program for Guard members. The Leaf-Chronicle reports the program is an extension of the Tennessee STRONG Act. The act reimburses eligible Guard members for up to 120 credit...

Army education aid now for Fort Campbell, others in Kentucky

Jun. 12, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — An education assistance program has been expanded to include soldiers at Fort Campbell as well as Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers throughout Kentucky. The Army Credentialing Assistance Program provides funding for training and classes that lead to certificates, licensures...

Trump tweets in support of LGBT people to mark Pride Month

May. 31, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting in support of LGBT people to mark LGBT Pride Month. His tweets come one week after his administration moved to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people. That move was the latest in a series of actions by the Trump...

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

May. 24, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas ranging from the military to housing and education. The Health and Human...

Arizona man accused of burying his dead mom in his backyard

May. 23, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man has been arrested for allegedly burying his dead mother in his backyard to continue receiving her Social Security checks and Veterans Affairs benefits. Pinal County Sheriff's officials say 66-year-old Daniel Shannon of San Tan Valley is jailed on suspicion of...