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AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron's mouth

Nov. 17, 2018 12:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put fighting words in his French counterpart's mouth this past week and assailed the special counsel's Russia investigation with a familiar and false characterization of the man leading it. Also familiar, on a week honoring the sacrifice of America's warriors, was...

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans

Nov. 16, 2018 12:30 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to sue the military, under a ruling by a federal judge in Connecticut. Senior U.S. District...

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Nov. 15, 2018 6:42 PM EST

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. One method preferred by the Department of Veterans Affairs is exposure therapy, but it doesn't work for everyone and many can't handle what it...

VA seeks to reduce GI Bill payment delays after IT woes

Nov. 15, 2018 5:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday promised to try to speed up payments to thousands of veterans after delays caused by information technology problems. "We are working diligently to minimize these delays affecting GI Bill students," said Paul Lawrence, VA's undersecretary for...

Trump visits Marines, talks at veterans' event

Nov. 15, 2018 3:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump visited with Marines and spoke at a White House veterans' conference Thursday amid fallout over his decision not to visit an American cemetery during his weekend trip to Paris to commemorate the end of World War I. The president and first lady Melania Trump spent...

WWII pilot's remains will join those of his son at Arlington

Nov. 15, 2018 12:48 PM EST

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off Croatia during World War II are coming home and will be interred alongside those of his son, a Vietnam War veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery. The remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford will be...

Mattis: War-trophy bells' return to help US, Philippine ties

Nov. 15, 2018 5:13 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Three war-trophy bells seized by U.S. troops over a century ago got a send-off back to the Philippines on Wednesday by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, who called the controversial decision to repatriate them an important gesture of friendship between the two countries. Some...

Iowa Powerball winner gives $500K to veterans group

Nov. 14, 2018 4:23 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who shared a nearly $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot has donated $500,000 to a veterans group. Lerynne (lah-RINN) West announced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show broadcast Wednesday that she gave the money to the Travis Mills Foundation. The Maine-based organization...

NFL, Woodruff Foundation helping veterans on many levels

Nov. 14, 2018 2:36 AM EST

For decades, the NFL has had a strong bond with the military. That relationship stretches far beyond the pregame and halftime ceremonies that honor veterans, and particularly ratchets up in November with the league's Salute To Service. This year, the NFL and the Bob Woodruff Foundation have partnered to find and...

1 Navy officer sentenced, 1 pleads guilty in bribery case

Nov. 13, 2018 7:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired U.S. Navy captain has pleaded guilty, while another former Navy officer was sentenced to 17 months in prison in a wide-spanning Navy bribery scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor. Jeffrey Breslau, 52, of Georgia, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego on Thursday...