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Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, spoke to reporters in the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. He ordered a return to some restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus as intertwined health care systems across the state showed early signs of buckling. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho governor orders return to some COVID-19 restrictions

Oct. 26, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday ordered a return to some restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus as intertwined health care systems across the state showed early signs of buckling. The Republican governor returned the state to stage 3 of his four-stage reopening plan and...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his familiar falsehoods

Oct. 26, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close). These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his...

Volunteers building new home for Vietnam veteran in Indiana

Oct. 26, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A Vietnam veteran who lived in his central Indiana home without power and water for more than a year is getting a brand-new residence thanks to volunteers who are rebuilding it from the ground up. The Delaware County Veterans Affairs Office worked with volunteers to demolish the Muncie...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his familiar falsehoods

Oct. 26, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close). These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his...

American Legion Auxiliary member Pat Washburn, at left, and Marine Corps League and American Legion member Ron Brooks are among a group of volunteers planting 22 crosses in front of the American Legion Devereaux Post 141 in Howell Township, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The effort was part of a 30 day project to represent the approximately 22 deaths by suicide of American veterans nationally each day, as estimated by the Veterans Administration, according to Veterans Service officer Jon Luker. (Gillis Benedict/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus via AP)

660 crosses going up at an American Legion post near Howell

Oct. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — When U.S. Army veteran Jon Luker returned from serving in the Panama Canal Zone during the Vietnam War era he struggled with his mental health. “I was just walking around confused and not motivated to get involved in anything, but I didn’t understand the source of my...

Roseburg VA police officer accused of placing hidden cameras

Oct. 24, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Roseburg man who works as a police officer at a Veterans Affairs hospital has been accused of hiding cameras in the bedroom of a young teen. Detectives began investigating after the cameras were found in the 14-year-old’s bedroom, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office...

Greyhound station site to become temporary homeless shelter

Oct. 23, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A vacant Greyhound bus station in downtown Portland will be opened temporarily as a homeless shelter. The site will have around 100 beds and be open 24 hours a day until the end of March, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Priority will be given to people experiencing homelessness...

Nurse pleads guilty to stealing dying veterans' morphine

Oct. 22, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former nurse at a veterans’ hospital in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to stealing liquid morphine intended for her dying patients and using it herself, federal prosecutors say. Kathleen Noftle, 55, of Tewksbury, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to tampering with a consumer product and...

Donation nearly triples size of Arkansas veterans cemetery

Oct. 21, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas veterans cemetery nearly tripled its size with land donated from a military post, officials said. The Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock on Tuesday celebrated its 141-acre expansion, which enlarged it from 82 acres to 223 acres. The Camp Robinson...

In this Oct. 18, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden steps out to board his campaign plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, N.C., en route to Wilmington, Del., as granddaughter Finnegan Biden looks on, right. Biden's biggest challenge may begin the day after Election Day. If he wins, he'll have just over 10 weeks to set up a new government. After making President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign, Biden will have to show that his team can better handle the public health crisis.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

'So much work to do': How Biden is planning for transition

Oct. 21, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he'll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises. After making Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign, Biden will...