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Fourth patient named in probe of veterans hospital deaths

Sep. 19, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a fourth patient is seeking answers as authorities investigate multiple suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia. Lawyer Dino Colombo says he's representing the family of 85-year-old Army veteran Archie Edgell, who died at the Louis A. Johnson...

Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna's lingerie show

Sep. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her lingerie and beauty lines massive successes. "Women just need a little bit of validation," the superstar explained to The Associated Press ahead of her Savage X Fenty...

Prosecutors: Nurse took drugs intended for dying veterans

Sep. 18, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former nurse at a veterans' hospital in Massachusetts took liquid morphine intended for dying patients for her own use and then administered diluted doses. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Kathleen Noftle took the drugs in 2017 from veterans under her care in the hospice...

Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

Sep. 18, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty Wednesday of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained ties between the neighboring nations. Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Eduardo Ramon Reyes said in a...

Report of ant infestation pushes VA to make changes

Sep. 17, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An official has been put on leave and others reassigned following a report of a cancer patient bitten more than 100 times by ants at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs living center in Georgia. Dr. Richard Stone, the Veterans Health Administration executive in charge, said in a news...

Surgeon banned from operating room at Wichita VA hospital

Sep. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A surgeon accused of mishandling surgeries in Missouri is banned from the operating room of the Wichita Veteran Affairs hospital while his work is being reviewed. The Kansas City Star reports Veteran Affair's banned urologist Christel Wambi-Kiesse from doing surgeries at the Robert...

Navy honors Cody with ship name

Sep. 17, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A new Navy fast transport ship will be named after the Wyoming city of Cody. The Cody Enterprise reports Cody Mayor Matt Hall announced recently that U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer informed him the ship will be named the USNS Cody. Cody joins Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie and a few...

Indonesia sends more people, aircraft to battle forest fires

Sep. 17, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president traveled to the area hardest hit by forest fires, as neighboring countries urged his government to do more to tackle the blazes that have spread a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia. President Joko Widodo flew to Riau province, where nearly 50,000...

Long missing WWII soldier to be buried in Missouri

Sep. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A World War II soldier who went missing almost 75 years ago during fighting in Germany will be buried with full military honors in his home state of Missouri. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that services are planned for Monday at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on economy; Dems' selective facts

Sep. 16, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant , shattering all economic records for...