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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden is not...

Hospitalized Czech president to return to work next week

Sep. 16, 2021 05:47 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman who was hospitalized this week has undergone medical checks that haven't revealed any problems or disease that would threaten his life, the presidential office said on Thursday. Zeman’s office said doctors carried out CT...

Czech president Zeman, predecessor Klaus hospitalized

Sep. 14, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman was hospitalized Tuesday while predecessor Vaclav Klaus was undergoing tests at the same hospital. The presidential office didn’t immediately comment on Zeman’s hospitalization, which was confirmed by Prague’s military...

Rhode Island VFW post renamed in honor of veteran

Sep. 13, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Rhode Island has been renamed in honor of a soldier who was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and later dedicated his life to helping other veterans in crisis. Post 272 in Warwick was rededicated Saturday as the...

WVa conference to discuss ex-hospital worker's murder case

Sep. 13, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in West Virginia will conduct a conference next month to discuss the methods used to convict a former nursing assistant in the deaths of numerous patients at a veterans hospital. Reta Mays was sentenced to seven consecutive...

Peru: Abimael Guzmán, head of Shining Path insurgency, dies

Sep. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency in Peru who was captured in 1992, died on Saturday in a military hospital after an illness. He was 86. Guzmán died at 6:40 a.m. after suffering from an infection, Justice Minister...

VA nurse practitioner pleads guilty to sex abuse of patients

Sep. 10, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A nurse practitioner has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two patients at a Veterans Affairs clinic in St. Louis County. William Luchtefeld, 62, of Edwardsville, pleaded guilty Thursday in St. Louis County Circuit Court to second-degree sodomy and...

Report slams police for not finding dead vet on VA campus

Sep. 09, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Confusion over proper procedures at a Veterans Affairs hospital allowed a dead veteran to go unnoticed in a stairwell for more than a month after he was reported missing, according to a federal report released Thursday. The report by the VA's...

Judge ends parts of VA doctor's lawsuit against newspapers

Sep. 08, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

A judge ended parts of a lawsuit against several newspapers that was brought by a podiatrist accused of providing poor care to veterans. Six veterans sued the Togus Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta in 2017 over alleged mistreatment for foot and ankle problems by...

US troops killed in Afghan bombing awarded Purple Hearts

Sep. 08, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sailor killed in the suicide bomber attack during the evacuation mission in Afghanistan late last month has been posthumously promoted, according to the Navy. And he and the other 12 service members who died during the attack have been awarded Purple Hearts. ...