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Trump says he went through ‘very routine physical’

Nov. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he went through a “very routine physical” when he visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center over the weekend. The president complained that first lady Melania Trump and some of his staff members expressed concern about his...

For trans activists, recent setbacks temper long-term hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 1:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat. Just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s administration argued before the Supreme Court...

Doctor says Trump’s trip to Walter Reed was ‘routine’

Nov. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s physician says the president’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was “for a routine, planned interim checkup.” Navy Cdr. Sean Conley, physician to the president, says Trump “has not had any chest...

Trump’s weekend hospital visit draws a skeptical reaction

Nov. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of notice. Past failures to level with the American people. A tough week for the White House as public impeachment hearings got under way. Add it all up, and President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised suspicions...

Serbia’s president released from hospital

Nov. 18, 2019 6:30 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has been released from the hospital where he was treated for cardiovascular problems over the weekend. State TV broadcaster RTS quoted officials as saying Aleksandar Vucic is feeling better after being admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade on...

White House: Trump undergoes exam at Walter Reed

Nov. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical. The appointment wasn’t on Trump’s weekend public schedule, and his last physical was in...

Serbia’s president hospitalized with cardiovascular problems

Nov. 16, 2019 2:45 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The office of Serbia’s president says he has been hospitalized with cardiovascular problems. The statement released Saturday says that Aleksandar Vucic was admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade, the capital, on Friday afternoon. No other details were immediately...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

5 Italian soldiers wounded by roadside explosion in Iraq

Nov. 10, 2019 1:32 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A roadside blast wounded five Italian military members Sunday in northern Iraq as they returned from a mission aimed at helping Iraqi troops combat the Islamic State group, Italian military officials said. The Italian Defense Ministry said three of the wounded were in "grave condition" after...

Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship amid protests

Nov. 8, 2019 5:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians with health problems ranging from diabetes to bullet injuries lined up on Friday hoping to be seen by a staff member aboard the USNS Comfort that docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The U.S. Navy's floating...