Latest Veterans News

France honors former mayor in Georgia for WWII service

Jun. 16, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — A former mayor in Georgia has received a prestigious military honor from the government of France for his service during World War II. Vincent Hommeril, the consul general of France in Atlanta, placed the Legion of Honor on 96-year-old Dennis...

Veterans' tax exemption expanded in bill clearing NC House

Jun. 16, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More veterans in North Carolina could exempt their entire military retiree pay from state income taxes in legislation that cleared the House overwhelmingly on Wednesday. The measure would apply to retirees with at least 20 years of service and...

Grad's foundation gives $1M to university in New Orleans

Jun. 16, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A foundation created by a graduate's family is giving a private university in New Orleans $1 million to help treat military veterans’ brain injuries and service-related mental health problems. The Priddy Family Foundation, led by economics alumnus...

Jack Weinstein, legal maverick on federal bench, dead at 99

Jun. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack B. Weinstein, a former federal judge who earned a reputation as a tireless legal maverick while overseeing a series of landmark class-action lawsuits and sensational mob cases in New York City like that of the “Mafia Cops,” has died. He was 99. ...

Military veteran runs for New Mexico governor as Republican

Jun. 14, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investment adviser and West Point graduate Greg Zanetti of Albuquerque says he'll seek the Republican nomination for governor of New Mexico in next year's election. In a news release Monday, Zanetti said he wants to “restore some dignity and...

Jill Biden tells English surf therapy group about her board

Jun. 12, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

NEWLYN, England (AP) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden told members of a British group that uses surfing as therapy that she once owned a surfboard and it was “white with a big butterfly” on it. She met Saturday with members of Bude Surf Veterans, a volunteer...

Slain sheriff's sergeant memorialized in Southern California

Jun. 11, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff's sergeant who was shot and killed last week after an attempted traffic stop was memorialized Friday as an inspiring leader and a role model for his grieving family. Relatives, law enforcement personnel and...

Pennsylvania man facing robbery, assault in Capitol riot

Jun. 11, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, man has been arrested on assault, robbery and other charges for his alleged participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Robert Morss was arrested Friday and was scheduled for a first...

Wisconsin Veterans Museum to re-open in July

Jun. 10, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Veterans Museum plans to reopen next month after state officials shut it down for 16 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum announced Thursday it will re-open July 1 with new exhibits on Madison natives Roberta Wells and Akira...

Prince Harry spreads news about Invictus Games in Germany

Jun. 09, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Harry took a break from paternity leave to announce the return of his Invictus Games, which supports the rehab and recovery of wounded veterans. The Duke of Sussex announced in an Instagram post Wednesday that the Invictus Games will take...