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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's twists on Russia, shutdown, vets

Jan. 19, 2019 9:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump's Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she never went. His vice president echoed Trump's declaration of...

Michigan sheriff: Warrant needed if ICE wants jail inmates

Jan. 18, 2019 6:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A jail in western Michigan's largest county won't release people to federal immigration agents unless they present an arrest warrant from a judge, a sheriff announced Friday after learning that a mentally ill war veteran born in the U.S. was picked up by the government and held for three...

Strangers rally to attend funeral for veteran who died alone

Jan. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EST

NORTH HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Although an Army veteran had no family with him as he died last month, hundreds of strangers came together Friday for his funeral with military honors thanks to the work of a volunteer. Peter Turnpu, 77, died at his New Jersey home from natural causes. He had no known...

ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

Jan. 16, 2019 8:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec. 17...

Prosecutors: Woman collected federal benefits for fake son

Jan. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A military widow has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for falsely claiming to have a son so she could collect more than $100,000 in veterans and Social Security benefits, federal prosecutors say. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports a federal indictment accused 61-year-old...

Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story

Jan. 16, 2019 2:22 PM EST

In a story Jan. 11 about the government shutdown, The Associated Press — from an article that originally appeared on the personal finance web site NerdWallet — reported erroneously that mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs would be affected by the shutdown. The VA says...

Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story

Jan. 15, 2019 10:33 AM EST

In a story Jan. 11 about the government shutdown, The Associated Press — from an article that originally appeared on the personal finance web site NerdWallet — reported erroneously that mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs would be affected by the shutdown. The VA says...

At Trump's side, Border Patrol union leader in spotlight

Jan. 15, 2019 7:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader's profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border...

Police: Man opens fire outside Indiana bingo hall, 1 injured

Jan. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana police say a man barred from entering a bingo game inside a crowded Veterans of Foreign Wars post opened fire, wounding one person before being tackled by patrons. Evansville Police say the 70-year-old gunman shot 48-year-old Paul Glover in the abdomen Sunday evening after...

East Tennessee State University expands military student aid

Jan. 14, 2019 5:38 AM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University is expanding scholarships and waiving out-of-state tuition for military service members, their families and veterans. According to the school, beginning in the spring it will offer 15 $1,000 scholarships each semester to military spouses or...