Latest Veterans affairs News

Man gets 17 years for shooting at Florida veterans clinic

Mar. 21, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of firing a gun in a Florida veterans clinic has been sentenced to 17 years and three months in federal prison. Court records show that 63-year-old Stephen Cometa was sentenced Thursday in Ocala federal count. He was convicted in December of assaulting federal employees...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pins woes in Russia probe on McCain

Mar. 21, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's slam on Sen. John McCain flips reality on its head when it comes to who gave veterans the option to see a private doctor at public expense. He also pins some of his woes in the Russia investigation on a distorted account of the late senator's actions in the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's slam on McCain ignores who aided vets

Mar. 20, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's posthumous slam on Sen. John McCain flips reality on its head when it comes to who gave veterans the option to see a private doctor at public expense. "McCain didn't get the job done for our great vets," Trump said Wednesday. "I got it done." Actually, McCain got...

O'Rourke begins 2020 bid with big crowds, centrist message

Mar. 14, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid. The former Texas...

AP FACT CHECK: Immigrants won't get better tuition than vets

Mar. 14, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

Wisconsin Republicans are decrying a policy in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' proposed budget that would grant in-state tuition at public colleges to non-U.S. citizens who graduated from a Wisconsin high school or have been a resident of the state for three years. Democrats enacted the benefit more than a decade ago...

Highlights of Trump's $4.7 trillion budget request

Mar. 12, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's $4.7 trillion budget request proposes steep cuts to domestic spending, a funding boost for the Pentagon and $8.6 billion for his signature border wall with Mexico. Leading Democrats immediately rejected the plan, signaling another bruising fight just weeks after a...

The Latest: Budget plan seeks $2B to shelter migrant kids

Mar. 11, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed 2020 budget (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Trump administration is asking Congress to set up a fund of up to $2 billion to pay for sheltering migrant children who arrive with their families or alone at the U.S. border. The president's...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about federal judge's remarks

Mar. 11, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump heard words from a judge that the judge didn't speak, as the president reached to denounce the Russia investigation as a hoax and celebrate an exoneration he wasn't given. Democrats persisted in assailing the Trump administration for putting migrant children in the same type...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims an exoneration he wasn't given

Mar. 9, 2019 8:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump heard words from a judge that the judge didn't speak, as the president reached to denounce the Russia investigation as a hoax and celebrate an exoneration he wasn't given. Democrats persisted in assailing the Trump administration for putting migrant children in the same type...

Attorneys: Veteran competent to stand trial in VA shooting

Mar. 8, 2019 7:57 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a double-amputee Army veteran accused of shooting two people at a Florida hospital for veterans a told federal judge they believe he's competent to stand trial. The Palm Beach Post reports that during a preliminary hearing Thursday, Magistrate Judge William...