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Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

Dec. 06, 2021 15:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Dole's casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as congressional leaders honor the former Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole died Sunday at the age of 98. He was a leader...

New Veterans Affairs clinic opening in Miles City this week

Dec. 06, 2021 14:28 PM EST

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) — A new Veterans Affairs clinic is opening in Miles City this week, VA officials said. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Dec. 2 at the 4,500-square-foot (418-square-meter) Miles City VA Clinic. It will see its first patients on Tuesday, the 80th...

101-year-old returns to Pearl Harbor to remember those lost

Dec. 06, 2021 12:37 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — When Japanese bombs began falling on Pearl Harbor, U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class David Russell first sought refuge below deck on the USS Oklahoma. But a split-second decision on that December morning 80 years ago changed his mind, and likely saved his life. ...

Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

Dec. 05, 2021 17:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, died Sunday. He was 98. His...

Reaction to Bob Dole's death from US dignitaries, veterans

Dec. 05, 2021 15:57 PM EST

U.S. dignitaries and military veterans are mourning former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a World War II veteran and former Republican presidential candidate who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole, who had stage 4 lung cancer, died Sunday at age 98, according to his wife, Elizabeth. ...

Georgia veteran sentenced in theft of sleep apnea machines

Dec. 05, 2021 11:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Veterans Affairs department employee in Georgia stole more than $1.9 million in medical devices that he purchased with a government credit card. A judge Wednesday sentenced 41-year-old Kevin Rumph to two years and three months...

Edward Shames, last 'Band of Brothers' officer, dies at 99

Dec. 04, 2021 18:29 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Edward Shames, a World War II veteran who was the last surviving officer of “Easy Company,” which inspired the HBO miniseries and book “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 99. An obituary posted by the Holomon-Brown Funeral Home &...

Wyoming veteran teaches others the skill of knitting

Dec. 04, 2021 10:12 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Willy Rosier never kept it a secret, but that didn’t make it any more believable. It would be a strange thing to lie about, but still, he just doesn’t fit the image most people see in their minds. They think of brittle-handed retirees in...

Dads of missing duck hunters find peace on Mississippi River

Dec. 04, 2021 00:10 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When two young hunters went missing on the Mississippi River in 2020, hundreds of law enforcement officers, search crews and volunteers spent weeks and months looking for them on land, water and by air. A year later, the fathers of the hunters are...

EXPLAINER: Who are the jurors for trial of Kim Potter?

Dec. 03, 2021 18:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A look at the jurors who will hear testimony in the manslaughter trial of former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter, who is charged in the April shooting death of 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright. Potter says she meant to use her Taser on Wright and...