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Poor People's Campaign planning online mass assembly in June

Apr. 19, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The national co-chairman of the Poor People’s Campaign said Monday that the group will conduct an online mass assembly June 21 to focus attention on low wages and other issues. The Rev. William Barber said organizers are planning to have an...

Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

Apr. 19, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government on Monday reversed a decision to strip soldiers of unit citations due to war crime allegations in Afghanistan and announced an inquiry into suicides among veterans and serving members of the military. Australian...

Eden Veterans Refuge to offer military women a hand up

Apr. 17, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — There is very little support in Delaware — as well as most other states — for female veterans and their families once they leave their military careers behind. Pastor Tyshee Jackson and her husband, Bishop Jared Jackson of Eden International...

Saddler joins race for GOP Senate nomination in Georgia

Apr. 15, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Latham Saddler, a Navy veteran and former Trump administration official, has joined the Republican race to challenge Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Saddler announced his candidacy Thursday, calling for patriotic unity. He's the...

Bill would give US vets of 1966 Spain bomb accident benefits

Apr. 15, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. veterans who were exposed to radiation while responding to a 1966 hydrogen bomb accident in Spain would be made eligible for disability benefits that have been denied to them for decades by the Department of Veterans Affairs, under legislation introduced in...

Changes to bill bans guns in state buildings, Capitol Square

Apr. 15, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia legislators recently accepted the governor’s substitute to a bill banning firearms on and near Capitol Square, as well as in state buildings. Lawmakers voted last year to ban firearms from the state Capitol. Senate Bill 1381, introduced...

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

Apr. 15, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down gay marriage bans, court documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The agency that determines...

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

Apr. 15, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down gay marriage bans, court documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The agency that determines...

Proposals to require voter ID fail in committee in Maine

Apr. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Three proposals to require Maine voters to show photo identification before casting ballots failed to gain support in committee. The Maine Legislature's Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee voted down all the proposals on Wednesday. Each vote was...

On Memorial Day, Israel mourns, reflects on vets' trauma

Apr. 14, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel marked its national Memorial Day for fallen soldiers on Wednesday, in a year when national attention has been focused on the plight of veterans suffering from psychological trauma. Memorial Day is the most solemn day on Israel’s national...