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Montana launches new hotline to address COVID-19 struggles

Dec. 1, 2020 4:11 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new counseling hotline is available to help Montana residents struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday. The hotline is funded by a $1.6 million federal grant and will be available for at least the next nine months. People...

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki stands in on a meeting in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Jen Psaki will be his press secretary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

Nov. 30, 2020 12:37 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what’s expected to be a return to a more traditional press operation. Biden campaign communications...

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki stands in on a meeting in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Jen Psaki will be his press secretary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

Nov. 29, 2020 11:13 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what’s expected to be a return to a more traditional press operation. Biden campaign communications...

Lawmaker in wheelchair puts Capitol access in spotlight

Nov. 28, 2020 10:11 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Soon Colorado will get its first state lawmaker known to use a wheelchair. Democrat David Ortiz was elected by voters in south Metro Denver and will be sworn into office in January. But the Capitol building, where he’ll work and where he’s supposed to interact with his...

Labradoodle helps vets going through Indiana court program

Nov. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Howard County Superior Court II Judge Brant Parry stood in his courtroom last week and looked around like he had lost something. “You want to see her?” he asked, still looking around the mostly empty room. A few moments later, a brown fluff of fur came bounding through an...

VA outpatient clinic in Liberal closing next next year

Nov. 27, 2020 3:43 PM EST

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center said it will close its outpatient clinic in Liberal next year. The Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, which opened in 2018 in Liberal, will cease operations after Jan. 14, the Dodge City Globe reported. “We are disappointed to have to make...

Randolph housing project for 10 homeless veterans opens

Nov. 26, 2020 3:05 PM EST

RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — Ten formerly homeless veterans are moving into a new $2.5 million building in Randolph created through a partnership between a social services agency and a bank. Veterans started moving into the Envision Bank Home for Veterans earlier this month, according to officials. The building...

Lawyer accused of stealing nearly $1M from veterans charity

Nov. 25, 2020 5:15 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut lawyer was charged by state authorities Wednesday with embezzling nearly $1 million from a charity for military veterans and their families, just two weeks after he was sentenced to more than three years in prison on a federal charge for the same crimes. The...

27 veterans die in COVID-19 outbreak at Illinois VA home

Nov. 25, 2020 10:54 AM EST

LASALLE, Ill. (AP) — State officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans nursing home in rural Illinois that has infected nearly 200 residents and staff, and killed 27 veterans. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office and the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs are...

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: Biden says split Congress affects Cabinet picks

Nov. 24, 2020 7:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Some of Joe Biden’s former colleagues in the Senate who are hoping for a spot in his administration may be out of luck. The president-elect indicated in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt that he was less...