Latest Veterans affairs News

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to honor Bay of Pigs veterans, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates his gains for veterans

Sep. 23, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed to receive a 2016 award from military veterans that didn't exist and falsely denigrated the record of the late Republican Sen. John McCain on veterans affairs, whose widow endorsed Democratic rival Joe Biden for president. A look at some of Trump's claims...

Former VA doctor pleads guilty to molesting patients

Sep. 17, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that he molested three male patients and violated their civil rights. Jonathan Yates pleaded guilty in court filings to three counts of depriving veterans of their civil rights under color of law, which...

FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

US Navy veteran: For 2 decades, VA never told him he had HIV

Sep. 11, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

A U.S. Navy veteran had no idea he was living with the virus that causes AIDS for more than two decades, because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in the mid-1990s, he says. In a federal lawsuit filed this week, the South Carolina man says he ended up with...

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‘Corky’ Messner wins GOP Senate primary to challenge Shaheen

Sep. 8, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bryant “Corky” Messner won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating a fellow veteran and setting up a bid to deny U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen a third term. Messner, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, defeated Retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc and...

President Donald Trump gestures for Larry Kudlow, White House chief economic adviser, to speak during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's errant views on voting, Biden miscues

Sep. 7, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been putting forth convoluted guidance to his supporters on submitting double votes in the November election, an act that would be illegal and risk public safety in the pandemic. In a week filled with fabrication, half-truths and misrepresentation, he also...

President Donald Trump speaks as he tours an emergency operations center and meets with law enforcement officers at Mary D. Bradford High School, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on McCain; Biden's stretch on virus

Sep. 5, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he never called John McCain a loser — he did — and denigrated the record of the late Republican senator on veterans affairs despite routinely appropriating one of McCain’s crowning achievements on that front as his own. Trump distorted...

For first time, a woman to head Canada's Space Agency

Sep. 3, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — For the first time in its 31-year history, the Canadian Space Agency will have a female president. The government announced Thursday that longtime public servant Lisa Campbell will take over as head of the agency. Campbell replaces Sylvain Laporte, who has been president since 2015. Campbell...

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Second Trump appointee out at FDA amid credibility concerns

Sep. 2, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Trump administration appointee has been ousted at the Food and Drug Administration in the wake of the agency's botched announcement about an experimental therapy for COVID-19, which medical experts said damaged the health regulator's credibility with the public. An FDA...

Lawsuit: Whistleblower in VA deaths wrongfully suspended

Sep. 2, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A man who says he alerted authorities to a string of suspicious patient deaths at a West Virginia veterans hospital has filed a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully suspended because of his actions, a newspaper reported. Gregory Bee said he was suspended from the Louis A. Johnson VA...

FILE — This Jan. 17, 1966, file photo, shows part of the wreckage of the USAF B52 that crashed in Palomares, Spain, after a mid-air collision with a KC 135 aerial tanker during refueling. A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, but did not issue a ruling, on whether there were flaws in data used by U.S. officials to deny benefits to veterans who say they became ill from radiation exposure while responding to a 1966 accident involving American hydrogen bombs in Spain. Yale Law School students are representing veterans in a class-action lawsuit. (AP Photo, File)

Case over 1966 US bomb accident in Spain goes before court

Sep. 2, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs used flawed radiation data to deny disability benefits to veterans who responded to a 1966 plane accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain, Yale Law School students told a federal appeals court Wednesday. The students are representing Air...