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Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

Aug. 21, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. Trump ordered the Education Department to "eliminate every penny of federal student loan...

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

Aug. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his...

Psych exam ordered for man accused of firing gun at hospital

Aug. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for an Indianapolis man accused of opening fire at a Chicago veterans hospital earlier this month. U.S. Magistrate Susan Cox said during a hearing Tuesday that there is "reason to be concerned' about 40-year-old Bernard Harvey Jr. as she...

UN: Over 37 health-related attacks in Libya since offensive

Aug. 15, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 37 attacks have been reported against health workers, health facilities and ambulances in Libya since the self-styled Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Hifter launched an offensive in early April to capture the capital of Tripoli, the United Nations said Thursday. The U.N....

Carbon monoxide problem discovered in military base housing

Aug. 15, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A family that went to the hospital with symptoms that suggested carbon monoxide poisoning has led military officials to warn dozens of families at Fort Bragg about possible exposure. News outlets report military officials said Wednesday that a combination of factors caused the...

Indiana man charged after shots fired at Chicago hospital

Aug. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana man with a history of gun convictions was charged Tuesday with being a felon in possession of a firearm after authorities say he opened fire at a Chicago hospital. The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said in a criminal complaint that Bernard Harvey Jr. is accused of entering the...

No one hurt, man arrested after gunfire at Chicago hospital

Aug. 12, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a suspect is in custody after shots were fired outside a Chicago hospital and that no one was hurt. Police spokesman Tom Ahern says the man began shooting outside the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center on Monday afternoon and then tried to enter the lobby. Ahern says security...

California hospitals question 2030 earthquake standards

Aug. 4, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. But when a pair of strong earthquakes struck the region last month, the hospital couldn't use it. Structurally, the building was OK. But some...

Bill would expand health care options for Native veterans

Aug. 2, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A bill introduced in Congress would expand health care options for Native American veterans. New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall and California Rep. Ro Khanna announced the bill Friday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers has signed on as co-sponsors. The measure would allow the U.S. Department...

Conjoined Bangladeshi twins separated by Hungarian doctors

Aug. 2, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head have been successfully separated by a medical team led by 35 Hungarian doctors. The 3-year-old sisters, Rabeya and Rukaya, were in a stable condition after the 30-hour procedure ended Friday at a military hospital in Dhaka,...