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Benefits of the MISSION Act subject of Indiana town hall

Jul. 16, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

MARION, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a town hall in southwestern Indiana to talk about new health care options for ex-military. With the implementation of the MISSION Act last month, Veteran Affairs officials say the agency has improved its ability to provide health care...

Mnuchin says budget deal with Pelosi is 'very close'

Jul. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell vs. hardliners in the White House as lawmakers pursue a deal on federal spending and the debt. And the hardliners, wary of further increases to federal spending, appear to be losing. Talks between Pelosi and...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Jul. 15, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. He suggests that the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and an eco legacy not his own

Jul. 13, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump's presidency. And in some of the particulars, they were wrong. For example, the air is not cleaner under Trump. The...

Homicide detective assigned to investigate veteran's death

Jul. 10, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a longtime homicide detective has been assigned to investigate a veteran's death after an altercation with Veterans Affairs police at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. The Kansas City Star reports that police spokesman Jacob Becchina says the results of the investigation...

Serbian defense minister banned from Kosovo

Jul. 10, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister says he has been banned from entering Kosovo, denouncing its leaders as "liars." Aleksandar Vulin, known for his bombastic and pro-Russia stance, said in a statement Wednesday that he and military personnel from Belgrade's military hospital wanted to visit...

VA Center to host FEMA to assistance workers

Jul. 10, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton VA Medical Center will host Federal Emergency Management Agency workers offering help for residents in Ohio counties that were declared federal disaster counties after the Memorial Day tornado outbreak. WDTN-TV reports applicants can come to the center Wednesday afternoon...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts census, Obama-Biden record

Jul. 8, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stretching the truth in his legally questionable bid to get a citizenship question added to the 2020 census. Brushing aside a Supreme Court ruling against him and his agencies saying it's probably too late, Trump is ordering that the question somehow be included...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on vets, economy and history

Jul. 6, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump roused a political tempest when he decided to plant himself squarely in Independence Day observances with a speech from the Lincoln Memorial. His words from that platform, though, were strikingly measured, except for some befuddlement over American military history....

Boxing club has become a healing outlet for veterans

Jul. 6, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BADEN, Pa. (AP) — Brandy Horchak-Jevsjukova jokes that she is Tyshie Wagner's service dog. A veteran's service dog is trained to lean into her to provide comfort, to stand watch behind her, to jump up or paw her to interrupt a crisis. Brandy has leaned into Tyshie persistently since they met in 2017, when...