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GoFundMe scammer who used story of homeless vet gets 5 years

Aug. 05, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

A New Jersey man who made up a story about a homeless veteran helping out his then-girlfriend and used the tale to solicit more than $400,000 in online donations was sentenced to five years in state prison on Friday. Mark D’Amico had pleaded guilty in December 2019 and admitted...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 03, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Blunt, Hawley, Marshall betray sick veterans because they’re mad at tax, climate bill Three of the region’s four U.S. senators decided Wednesday to hold sick veterans hostage to their own anger. It’s appalling and...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 03, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Blunt, Hawley, Marshall betray sick veterans because they’re mad at tax, climate bill Three of the region’s four U.S. senators decided Wednesday to hold sick veterans hostage to their own anger. It’s appalling and...

Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

Aug. 02, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill enhancing health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits won final approval in the Senate on Tuesday, ending a brief stalemate over the measure that had infuriated advocates and inspired some to camp outside the Capitol. ...

Senate gives final OK to expanded health care, disability benefits for vets exposed to burn pits; Biden's signature next

Aug. 02, 2022 19:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate gives final OK to expanded health care, disability benefits for vets exposed to burn pits; Biden's signature next.

EXPLAINER: How health care for vets became fight in Congress

Aug. 02, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would enhance health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits hit a snag in the Senate last week, angering advocates like comedian Jon Stewart who say help from the government is long overdue. Lawmakers have been...

Biden's COVID sequel: back on the balcony, dog for company

Aug. 01, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s back to the White House balcony and the Treaty Room for President Joe Biden as he contends with a “rebound” case of COVID-19. Trapped in the White House for the second time in as many weeks, the president knows the drill this time: He’s got an office...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

Washington primary includes U.S. Senate, House races

Aug. 01, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters will winnow the field of candidates in dozens of races in the state’s primary Tuesday. Washington is a vote-by-mail state, and ballots were sent to nearly 4.8 million registered voters weeks ago. Voters must have their ballots postmarked...

Changes to marijuana laws among legislation taking effect

Jul. 31, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana can't use the smell of marijuana as a reason for warrantless searches of homes under a law taking effect Monday. It's one of numerous laws with an effective date of Aug. 1 approved during the 2022 regular legislative session. ...