Latest Veterans affairs News

Number of homeless veterans declines across United States

Nov. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs say the number of homeless veterans nationwide has declined slightly. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told reporters Tuesday in New Hampshire that the number of veterans who are homeless fell by...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

California man accused of pointing gun at college is veteran

Nov. 7, 2019 7:03 PM EST

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — A Navy veteran sought help from Veterans Affairs before he allegedly pointed a handgun, but did not fire it, at a cafeteria table full of students at a Southern California community college, his father said. Gregory Abejon, 26, was arrested at the airport Wednesday as he tried to...

Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen help raise money for vets

Nov. 5, 2019 3:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen hit the stage together to help raise over $5.7 million at this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families. The two musicians were joined at the Monday night event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden by...

The Latest: Suspect in acid attack a veteran, suffered PTSD

Nov. 4, 2019 7:02 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on an acid attack on a man in Milwaukee (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A man suspected of throwing acid on another man in Milwaukee has been identified as a military veteran, with family members saying he suffered from post-traumatic stress. Police haven't identified the man, but...

Second-ranked Kentucky looks to veterans for leadership

Oct. 24, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari appreciates discussing the players who returned to Kentucky instead of focusing on who left. That's understandable considering the second-ranked Wildcats have experience in the backcourt and inside, which helps offset their annual roster changeover. Four regulars,...

Can Pete Buttigieg, cool and cerebral, second that emotion?

Oct. 18, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — John McAnear, a 77-year-old Air Force veteran, stood in an audience of hundreds in suburban Des Moines with an oxygen tank at his side, wheezing as he implored Pete Buttigieg to protect the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Democratic presidential hopeful offered a respectful, if...

Book: Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health system

Oct. 16, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary. In the book, obtained by The...

Attorney: Lawsuit planned over VA hospital death in WVa

Oct. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a patient who died at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia says he plans to sue over what he believes is the man's suspicious death from a wrongful insulin injection. Charleston attorney Tony O'Dell said a notice of a pending lawsuit...

Impeachment tests Democrats' foothold in swing districts

Oct. 7, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — In front of New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, supporters of President Donald Trump hollered for his reelection. Behind it, taped-up signs on the doors warned, "Firearms Not Allowed." And inside, Rep. Elaine Luria personally delivered her call for Trump's impeachment,...