Latest Veterans affairs News

Memorial Day ceremonies set at veterans cemeteries, centers

May. 24, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Memorial Day ceremonies are planned at five state veterans cemeteries as well as veterans centers around the state. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East in Hyden, Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown and Kentucky Veterans Cemetery...

Arizona man accused of burying his dead mom in his backyard

May. 23, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man has been arrested for allegedly burying his dead mother in his backyard to continue receiving her Social Security checks and Veterans Affairs benefits. Pinal County Sheriff's officials say 66-year-old Daniel Shannon of San Tan Valley is jailed on suspicion of...

Cameron wins GOP nomination for Kentucky attorney general

May. 21, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Cameron, a political newcomer and former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican primary for Kentucky attorney general. Cameron defeated state Sen. Wil Schroder, a former prosecutor from northern Kentucky. Cameron has served as McConnell's lawyer and assisted...

Congressional leaders make progress on debt, spending talks

May. 21, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top leaders of both parties in Congress made progress Tuesday on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government's borrowing limit. But after a flurry of optimism at midday, a deal proved elusive...

The Latest: Donahue wins Ky. Democratic auditor nomination

May. 21, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on voting in Kentucky's primary election Tuesday (all times local): 9 p.m. Sheri Donahue has won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky auditor. The Louisville cybersecurity professional from Jefferson County says she ran to rebuild faith in Kentucky's government and will...

Former Miss America among 19 candidates seeking office

May. 17, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Miss America is among 19 candidates running in down-ballot races in Kentucky that include secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, treasurer and auditor. In several races where the candidates agree on most issues, biography likely will weigh heavily in voters' minds....

71-year-old man undertakes cross-country walk for veterans

May. 16, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — A 71-year-old man, inspired by his work last year at a park where veterans were camping because they were homeless and struggling with addiction, embarked on a 3,600-mile (5,793-kilometer), coast-to-coast walk this week to draw attention to their plight. William Shuttleworth,...

Female veterans want new caucus and clout in US politics

May. 15, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members, and they're looking for clout, too, in American politics. The caucus, bipartisan and including men, would be a first. There are more than a dozen...

Kentucky WWII veteran to receive French Legion of Honor

May. 14, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

WILMORE, Ky. (AP) — A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Kentucky will be awarded the French Legion of Honor, that country's highest distinction. The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs says Alvin H. Perry of Wilmore will receive the medal June 6 at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore for his...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's trade theories don't hold water

May. 13, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast a fog of misinformation over the U.S. trade dispute with China, floating inaccurate numbers and skewed economic theories as big tariffs kicked in on Chinese goods. At stake in the rupture is a trading relationship between the world's two largest economies that...