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Man who attacked 2 women in SF not guilty of felony assault

Apr. 13, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who attacked two women on San Francisco's Embarcadero was acquitted of felony assault after his attorneys said he suffered a psychotic episode. George Kennedy was acquitted Monday of the felony and convicted only of a misdemeanor charge of...

Family of Wisconsin veteran settles wrongful death lawsuit

Apr. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $1 million to the children of an Army veteran who froze to death after he was discharged from a Veterans Affairs hospital in Wisconsin. The family of Vance Perry filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the...

Montana Veterans Affairs to open $12M primary care clinic

Apr. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana VA Health Care System has announced plans to open a $12 million primary care clinic at a medical center in Helena where veterans will remain in a single appointment room and each provider will come to them in a “one stop shop” approach. ...

VA Secretary McDonough tours Montana with Sen. Tester

Apr. 05, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Veteran Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough heard frustrations over high turnover rates among health care providers at the agency as he began a three-day tour of Montana on Monday — his first official trip since being confirmed in February. The...

Sense of hope accompanies Passover, Easter in New England

Apr. 04, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Easter and Passover holidays were accompanied Sunday by more relaxed restrictions on houses of worship and gatherings in New England, along with worries about the spread of COVID-19. Many houses of worship required congregants to RSVP for a limited...

North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission leader stepping down

Mar. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of North Dakota's Indian Affairs Commission is stepping down, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday. Scott Davis has been executive director of the commission since 2009, when he was appointed by then-Gov. John Hoeven. Davis plans to join...

Groups ask Baker to delay next phase of reopening

Mar. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Twenty-nine organizations are asking Gov. Charlie Baker to delay the reopening steps taking effect Monday, by at least at month. ...

VA Manchester to hold listening session for veterans

Mar. 20, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The VA Manchester Healthcare System will be holding a virtual listening session to hear from veterans on how to increase services for them. The Tuesday session from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. is one of 50 public sessions across the country from March...

Ousted VA hospital chief of staff selected WVa GOP chairman

Mar. 18, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An ousted chief of staff at a Veterans Affairs hospital has been selected as the chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party. Members of the state Republican Executive Committee chose Raleigh County Republican Executive Committee Chairman...

Officials: Veterans hospital staffer stole $8.2M in HIV meds

Mar. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmacy technician stole more than $8.2 million worth of prescription HIV medication from a Veterans Affairs hospital in northern New Jersey, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Lisa Hoffman, 48, of Orange, is charged with theft of...