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Lawmakers reach deal to help veterans exposed to burn pits

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal on legislation to boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The agreement paves the way for passage of a bill that...

Tourists, crew rescued in the Galapagos after boat sinks

May. 11, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A boat with 15 tourists and 10 crew members caught fire and sank off the Galapagos Islands on Wednesday, but Ecuadorian authorities said all aboard were rescued. The Ecuadorian navy said authorities ordered a nearby vessel to carry out the rescue after the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ending Roe v. Wade shouldn’t curb Florida privacy rights In its haste to rid society of abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court appears headed toward weakening a very important constitutional guarantee against undue government...

Army sued over discharges of soldiers with addiction issues

Apr. 28, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Army is violating veterans' rights, its own regulations and the Constitution by refusing to give soldiers with alcohol and drug use disorders honorable discharges that would qualify them for federal benefits, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. ...

New York teacher charged with submitting fake vaccine card

Apr. 27, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A high school teacher in suburban New York was charged Wednesday with submitting a forged COVID-19 vaccination card in an effort to get around the school district's rule mandating either vaccination or weekly testing for the coronavirus. Tricia Manno, a teacher...

5 Mexico marines on firefighting flight hurt in copter crash

Apr. 26, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican military helicopter on a mission fighting forest fires crashed Tuesday, causing non-life threatening injuries to the five marines on board, Mexico's navy said. The accident occurred shortly after the Russian-built Mi-17 helcicopter took off from a...

New Mexico politicians work to keep local VA clinics open

Apr. 23, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — More than a month after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recommended closing down four New Mexico VA clinics, including the one in Las Vegas, Sens. Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján, as well as Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez, were in town to speak to local veterans as...

Sioux Falls VA Healthcare leader reassigned amid complaints

Apr. 21, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The director of the Sioux Falls VA Healthcare System has been reassigned following a multitude of complaints about mismanagement. The VA’s Midwest region director Robert McDivitt said Lisa Simoneau will stay with the Veterans Affairs Department and serve...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 19, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

Russia assaulted cities and towns along a boomerang-shaped front hundreds of miles long and poured more troops into Ukraine on Tuesday in a potentially pivotal battle for control of the country’s eastern industrial heartland of coal mines and factories. If successful, the Russian...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 14, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

The Intelligencer. April 12, 2022. Editorial: Bunn Solid Pick For High Court It is clear Gov. Jim Justice had in mind a picture to paint of C. Haley Bunn, his appointee to fill a vacant state Supreme Court seat. “Coal miner’s daughter” and...