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FILE- In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, South Korean Army soldiers patrol during the demonstration of search operation at a training field near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Cheorwon, South Korea. In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a solider who recently undertook gender reassessment surgery, officials said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier

Jan. 17, 2020 7:20 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, officials said Friday. South Korea bans transgender people from joining its military but has no specific...

Raimondo aims to close Veterans Home deficit and boost funds

Jan. 17, 2020 1:45 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced plans to bolster the Rhode Island Veterans Home in her tax and spending plan for this fiscal year. The plan would close the $2 million deficit in fiscal year 2020 and increase funding next year, WPRI-TV reported. Officials say the proposal will...

Mark D'Amico exits the Mitchell H. Cohen U.S. Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after his hearing in Camden, N.J. D'Amico, who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme was indicted Wednesday on federak charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. The 40-year-old Bordentown resident already faces a five-year term in state prison. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man in GoFundMe scheme pleads not guilty to federal charges

Jan. 16, 2020 6:23 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who authorities said was the ringleader in a scheme that raised more than $400,000 with a bogus tale involving a homeless veteran rescuing a woman from the side of a highway pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges. Mark D'Amico appeared in court in Camden to...

Mark D'Amico exits the Mitchell H. Cohen U.S. Courthouse, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, after his hearing in Camden, N.J. D'Amico, who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme was indicted Wednesday on federak charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. The 40-year-old Bordentown resident already faces a five-year term in state prison. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

STORY REMOVED: US--Helpful Homeless Man

Jan. 16, 2020 6:13 PM EST
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a homeless Samaritan scam. AP will publish a corrected version of the story.

Former NH GOP vice chairman announces 1st District candidacy

Jan. 16, 2020 12:55 PM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Former New Hampshire Republican Party vice chairman Matt Mayberry has announced his candidacy for the state's 1st Congressional District U.S. House seat. Mayberry is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a 2016 Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention. He is a realtor and a small...

Man sentenced for Colorado veterans affairs bribery scheme

Jan. 15, 2020 6:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A businessman was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to bribe a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs official in Colorado, court records said. Anthony Bueno, 45, was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, The...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, an ice and snow covered road leads up to the main building on the Veterans Affairs campus, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Knoxville, Iowa. After watching for more than a decade as a once busy Veterans Affairs campus deteriorated into a sprawling ghost town, leaders of a small Iowa city announced plans to take control of the property and likely demolish most of the structures. City and county officials signed documents Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, taking ownership of the 153-acre property. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Small Iowa city agrees to plan for huge federal ghost town

Jan. 15, 2020 6:03 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — After watching for more than a decade as a once busy Veterans Affairs campus deteriorated into a sprawling ghost town of crumbling brick buildings, leaders of a small Iowa city announced plans Wednesday to finally take control of the property and likely demolish most of the...

State to close assisted living center at veterans home

Jan. 15, 2020 5:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State military officials announced Wednesday that they'll close an assisted living facility for veterans in southeastern Wisconsin this spring. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs said it plans to close Fairchild Hall on the Wisconsin Southern Center's Union Grove campus. The...

This Aug. 2, 2016 photo provided by Indiana Department of Natural Resources shows Bob Vollmer.  Vollmer, 102, who is Indiana's oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it's time to go.”  Vollmer plans to report to work for the last time Feb. 6, 2020, as a surveyor for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The southern Indiana man, whose mother lived to be 108, joined the state agency in 1962.  (John Maxwell/ Indiana Department of Natural Resources via AP)

Man who is Indiana's oldest state employee retiring at 102

Jan. 15, 2020 1:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 102-year-old man who is Indiana's oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it's time to go.” Bob Vollmer plans to report to work for the last time Feb. 6 as a surveyor for the Indiana Department of...

2 GOP women join race to unseat Democratic Rep. Angie Craig

Jan. 15, 2020 9:55 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Republican women joined the race for the 2nd District congressional seat held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig on Thursday, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former state representative. Erika Cashin, of Apple Valley, is currently a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force...