Latest Veterans News

Vet's lawsuit blaming antimalarial drug for psychosis tossed

Nov. 29, 2022 19:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against the maker of an anti-malarial drug blamed for causing psychotic behavior and neurological damage to U.S. servicemembers, ruling that the case had no right to be filed in California. The proposed class-action case...

VA deaths report finds protocols not followed, issues remain

Nov. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal investigation released Monday of a hot steam accident that killed two workers conducting maintenance on a boiler system at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut substantiates a whistleblower's allegations that employees did not follow proper protocols to...

Hotel trains workers to help reduce veteran suicides

Nov. 26, 2022 03:11 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Veterans are 1.5 times more likely than the general population to die by suicide, with 20 veterans on average taking their own lives each day. To help combat this crisis, Innisfree Hotels has started its own in-company initiative to train employees working...

Man pleads guilty to charge he threatened Moms Demand Action

Nov. 23, 2022 14:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A 31-year-old Army veteran has pleaded guilty to charges that he made violent threats against an organization that supports stronger firearm laws. Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts said Wednesday that Drummond Neil Smithson made the threat in a letter he mailed to...

Republican Kiley captures California US House seat

Nov. 22, 2022 19:53 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican Kevin Kiley, a state legislator who became a conservative favorite for his pointed and relentless criticism of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, captured a U.S. House seat Tuesday in northeastern California. With 83% of ballots counted, Kiley...

Gay bar shooting suspect faces murder, hate crime charges

Nov. 21, 2022 22:50 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man suspected of opening fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs was being held on murder and hate crime charges Monday, while hundreds of people gathered to honor the five people killed and 17 wounded in the attack on a venue that for decades was a...

Vet sues over coverage denial for daughter gender transition

Nov. 21, 2022 19:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. military veteran and his daughter filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a federal rule they said prevents the daughter from accessing medical coverage because she is transgender. The veteran and daughter filed their lawsuit against the government...

Veterans of UK nuclear weapons tests win battle for medal

Nov. 21, 2022 09:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Seven decades after Britain detonated a nuclear bomb in the Indian Ocean, troops who took part — sometimes unknowingly — in the country’s atomic weapons tests are being recognized with a medal. The U.K. government's announcement on Monday of the Nuclear Test...

Liberty-OVE founder: Repercussions feared for getting help

Nov. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A rash of suicides tied to the USS George Washington over the past two years forced a focus on mental health services within the Navy — with congressional leaders advocating for psychological health directors at every Navy and Marine Corps installation and the Navy...

Veteran: WWII tugboat could be brought to Lake Beresford

Nov. 20, 2022 03:11 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Several area Veterans Day events were canceled Friday because of Tropical Storm Nicole, but veterans and their history were not forgotten at the DeLand Memorial Museum. In the museum, Dan Friend, president of the DeLand Historic Trust, said he’s still on track...