Latest Veterans benefits News

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 16, 2022 15:41 PM EST

Orlando Sentinel. November 11, 2022. Editorial: As Florida’s veteran population changes, meet new needs Ask most Floridians to envision a typical military veteran and they’ll probably describe an older man, possibly wearing a ball cap embroidered with the details...

Many vets are landing jobs, but the transition can be tough

Nov. 11, 2022 14:40 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Phillip Slaughter left the Army after 18 years and found a job similar to one he had in uniform: behind the wheel of a truck. Instead of towing food and bullets through war zones, he hauled packages for FedEx. It wasn’t what he wanted to do. The work...

Republican US Sen. Moran wins reelection in Kansas

Nov. 08, 2022 21:02 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republican Jerry Moran on Tuesday won a third term in the U.S. Senate, defeating Democrat Mark Holland, former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. Former President Donald Trump endorsed Moran early in 2021, insulating him from a serious Republican primary...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 07, 2022 07:13 AM EST

Traverse City Record Eagle. November 2, 2022. Editorial: Keep NDAs out of government A recent document dive by Bridge Michigan showed Michigan’s Office of the Attorney General required Dana Nessel’s personal state security detail to sign non-disclosure agreements....

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

Oct. 28, 2022 10:24 AM 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: ___ Graphic misrepresents House GOP...

Control of US Senate could come down to tight Nevada race

Oct. 21, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

A frenzied race for Nevada's U.S. Senate seat is shaping up to be one of the closest in the country and both candidates hope their messages on abortion, immigration, inflation or public safety will tip the balance in their favor. The stakes for Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez...

Meredith selected chairman of Kentucky Senate committee

Oct. 11, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Sen. Steve Meredith has been selected to serve as chairman of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protection Committee. Senate President Robert Stivers announced Meredith's assignment Monday. Meredith is a...

Both candidates courting veterans in big Nevada Senate race

Oct. 04, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Common sense more than any campaign strategy dictated that Adam Laxalt not trumpet his own military service in Nevada’s sometimes-heated Republican Senate primary. After all, the ex-attorney general, who served as a Navy judge advocate general in Iraq, was...

California enacts law to help LGBTQ military veterans

Sep. 17, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new law in California will help military service members who were discharged under “don't ask, don't tell" policies because of their sexual or gender identities to reestablish their eligibility for Veterans Affairs benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday. ...

Michigan veteran gets 5 years for fraud over faked injuries

Sep. 17, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan veteran has been sentenced to five years in prison after investigators who followed him discovered he had faked injuries that allowed him to claim more than $260,000 in federal benefits. Joseph Gray, 53, of Lawton repeatedly claimed he had lost...