Latest Veterans affairs News

Montana man convicted of killing disabled veteran

Nov. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury has convicted a man of killing a disabled veteran, burying his body in the dirt floor of a barn near Great Falls, selling his pickup truck and stealing his disability benefits for several months. Brandon Lee Craft was found guilty of deliberate homicide, tampering...

Jurors are deliberating in Montana veteran’s shooting death

Nov. 19, 2019 7:04 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Jurors in north-central Montana are deliberating the case of a man charged with killing a disabled veteran, burying his body in the dirt floor of a barn near Great Falls, selling his pickup truck and stealing his disability benefits for several months. During the five-day trial...

Report: RI veterans agency has multimillion-dollar deficit

Nov. 18, 2019 6:33 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state agency report shows Rhode Island’s nursing and residential care program for veterans is having financial issues. WPRI reports the Rhode Island Office of Veteran Services has projected a nearly $3 million deficit for this fiscal year. The agency’s issues stem...

Veterans struggle to find right fit in a tight job market

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When he was deployed, Mike Intregila missed his son's first words, his first steps and his first birthday. He ended his time in active duty in 2017 with a unique set of skills, and a resolve not to miss any more of those moments for a paycheck. It wasn't easy at first. He landed a...

Man on trial told police he shot Montana veteran in a panic

Nov. 16, 2019 1:12 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Montana disabled veteran and stealing his military benefits told police he killed him in a panic. The Great Falls Tribune reports that Brandon Lee Craft’s 2016 interview with detectives was played Friday during his trial in Great Falls. After...

WWII veteran plans to return to scene of combat

Nov. 16, 2019 8:02 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — After surviving the Battle of Peleliu, Phil Dunford of Spartanburg knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Dunford, 94, flew more than 40 missions with his three man crew on a torpedo bomber, the Grummond TBF Avenger, over the Palau Islands in the South Pacific in 1944....

Boise woman gets probation for federal program theft

Nov. 13, 2019 11:58 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for misusing money intended for a program supporting veterans on personal purchases, including a trip to Washington, D.C. and more than $1,000 spent at a California resort. U.S. Attorney Bart Davis announced the sentence...

Virginia Republican announces congressional run

Nov. 13, 2019 4:37 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Navy veteran has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination one of the most deeply split congressional districts in the country. Ben Loyola announced Monday that he's seeking the GOP nomination in a Hampton Roads-area district currently held by Democratic Rep. Elaine...

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,...