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New Mexico settles wrongful death suit over veteran's death

Sep. 28, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the New Mexico Department of Health after a Vietnam War veteran contracted COVID-19 at a veterans’ home has been settled for $300,000. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 75-year-old Rickey Lee Widener of Ruidoso died...

Evaluations highlight concerns, harm at state health centers

Sep. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new evaluation of state-operated hospitals for veterans, the mentally ill and the elderly describes inadequate oversight that threatens the ability to provide quality care, including harmful conditions at a care facility for military veterans in Truth or Consequences. ...

House for families of veterans set for Memphis hospital

Sep. 14, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn., (AP) — Officials at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Memphis say a house where families can stay while their relative is being treated will be built at the facility. The Memphis Veterans Affairs Health Care System Medical Center is among the sites selected to...

UK army pensioners remember queen who was commander in chief

Sep. 13, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British army veterans known as the Chelsea Pensioners traded their famous scarlet tunics for somber navy blue Tuesday as they bid farewell to their commander in chief, Queen Elizabeth II. The old soldiers, some leaning on canes and others using mobility scooters,...

Bill to rename VA clinic for Walorski headed to Biden's desk

Sep. 09, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A bill to rename Mishawaka’s Veterans Affairs Clinic after late U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski is headed to President Joe Biden's desk for his signature. The bill passed the U.S. House last month, and Indiana’s two senators — Republicans Todd Young and Mike...

Dutch coaster sinks off Denmark, no reports of injuries

Sep. 09, 2022 04:25 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Dutch coaster sank in the North Sea off western Denmark after colliding with another vessel early Friday. The Danish Navy said that seven crewmembers from the Helge who had jumped into the sea, were rescued by helicopter and there are no reports of injuries. ...

61 migrants rescued by freighter off Malta landed on Crete

Sep. 07, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of 61 migrants picked up by a cargo ship from a crippled vessel in the central Mediterranean have safely reached Crete hours after a severely ill child on the freighter died while being airlifted to the Greek island, authorities said Wednesday. It was...

VA plans limited abortion access to vets, despite state bans

Sep. 02, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday it will provide abortion access to veterans and their beneficiaries — even in states that have made abortions illegal — in cases when the pregnant woman’s life or health is at risk, or in cases of rape or incest. ...

Solomon Islands asks navies not to send ships pending review

Aug. 31, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands on Wednesday asked countries to not send naval vessels to the South Pacific nation until approval processes are overhauled, amid concerns over a new security pact between the Solomons and China. The government made the request after...

Bus accident in Kashmir kills at least 6 Indian soldiers

Aug. 16, 2022 04:20 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A bus carrying paramilitary soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir skidded off a mountainous road and rolled down into a river on Tuesday, killing at least six and injuring dozens of others, officials said. People injured in the accident in the southern...