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A bugler plays Taps as a motorcade of veterans stops outside the VA Medical Center for a wreath laying ceremony beside memorial stones on the premises, Monday, May 25, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

New York marks 'especially poignant' Memorial Day amid virus

May. 25, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers marked Memorial Day with car convoys and small ceremonies instead of big parades as the coronavirus reshaped the solemn holiday, blending tributes to virus victims and frontline workers with the traditional remembrance of the nation's war dead. In a year that marks the 75th...

President Donald Trump listens to the music before speaking during a

AP FACT CHECK: Faulty Trump claims on virus drug, vote fraud

May. 25, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump doesn't like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump's lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He...

FILE - This Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump trashing virus science he doesn't like

May. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump doesn't like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump's lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He...

FILE - In this May 11, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump has been lashing out at scientists whose conclusions about the coronavirus are at odds with his own beliefs or are conclusions that he doesn’t like. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

May. 22, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "A Trump enemy statement,” he said of one study. “A political hit job,” he said of another. As President Donald Trump pushes to reopen the country despite warnings from doctors about the consequences of moving too quickly during the coronavirus crisis, he has been...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false 'Choice' on vets' health care

May. 21, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is putting forth a false “Choice" when he boasts about a program aimed at improving veterans' health care by steering more patients to the private sector. Heading toward the Memorial Day weekend, Trump bragged anew that he got the Veterans Choice program...

FILE - This May 5, 2020 file photo, shows a partial view of the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Lebanon's army said Wednesday, May 20, 2020, it's detained two soldiers caught on camera slapping a doctor and pushing him into a corner inside an emergency room at the hospital in the country's northern city of Tripoli. The army said it opened an investigation into the incident, which took place the previous night. A closed-circuit TV footage of the incident was widely circulated online, causing an uproar among doctors and civilians. Tripoli is Lebanon's second largest city and its most impoverished. It's been the scene of tensions between the army and protesters, including one who was shot and killed last month. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Lebanese soldiers detained for slapping, pushing doctor

May. 20, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese military has detained two soldiers caught on camera slapping and pushing a doctor in an emergency ward at a hospital in the northern city of Tripoli, the army said Wednesday. The video, widely circulated online, caused an uproar — particularly as the nation’s...

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie speaks about protecting seniors, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

VA says it won’t stop use of unproven drug on vets for now

May. 16, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing criticism, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday that it will not halt use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19 but that fewer of its patients are now taking it. In responses provided to Congress and obtained by The Associated Press, the VA said...

In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 photo, French President Emmanuel Macron wears a face masks during a visit at the military field hospital in Mulhouse, eastern France. French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged mistakes Friday in reforming the national hospital system, which has faced years of cost cuts and whose once-renowned facilities have struggled to treat tens of thousands of virus patients. (Mathieu Cugnot/Pool via AP)

`We are desperate': French hospital staff confront Macron

May. 15, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French nurses and doctors faced off with President Emmanuel Macron at a leading Paris hospital Friday, demanding better pay and a rethink of a once-renowned public health system that found itself quickly overwhelmed by tens of thousands of virus patients. “We are desperate. We no longer...

West Virginia doctor indicted in patient groping cases

May. 12, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia was indicted Tuesday on federal charges that he molested several male patients and violated their civil rights. A federal grand jury in Charleston indicted Dr. Jonathan Yates on two counts of abusive sexual contact...

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Chad Sneary, 43, sits on a bench. Sneary was laid off from his manufacturing job in April. Sneary waits for unemployment to come through.

Veterans groups, govt brace for surge in mental health needs

May. 11, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Kristofer Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 he was in crisis. He had been trained as a forward observer — the person who spots a target and gives coordinates to artillery — but when he got to Iraq, the then 19-year-old instead found himself...