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5 convicted of stealing veteran, Social Security benefits

Nov. 16, 2021 15:49 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Five men have been convicted in South Florida of running a scheme to steal more than $1.8 million in veteran and Social Security benefits. A federal jury in Fort Lauderdale found Omar Shaquille Bailey and Ronaldo Garfield Green guilty last...

UNC law students help Vietnam War veteran get Purple Heart

Nov. 14, 2021 00:16 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Army veteran John Spencer Jr. returned home from the Vietnam War at 21 years old, he was immediately stripped of his dog tags, uniform and dignity. “It was almost like being a criminal,” Spencer said. Instead of being...

University of Tennessee system proposes veteran tuition rate

Nov. 12, 2021 04:14 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee system is proposing a break that would let military veterans attend its campuses at the discounted in-state tuition rate. The university says the board has shown support for President Randy Boyd’s proposal and a...

Veterans Day legislation targets GI Bill racial inequities

Nov. 11, 2021 12:09 PM EST

In honor of Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black service members who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or prevented from taking full advantage of when they returned home from war. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden is not...

Funeral honors Ohio sailor killed in suicide bomber attack

Sep. 13, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

BERLIN HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sailor killed in a suicide bomber attack during the recent evacuation mission in Afghanistan was laid to rest Monday in his hometown, remembered as an adventurer who threw himself into everything he did. Only recently, Navy Corpsman...

US Navy SEALs, Cyprus special forces hold anti-terror drill

Sep. 10, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — Members of the U.S. navy’s elite special forces SEAL unit joined Cypriot underwater demolition soldiers on Friday in a joint drill to hone skills in countering terrorist hijackings at sea. The exercise involved teams of...

Hassan calling for VA to help veterans' mental health

Sep. 04, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has helped lead a bipartisan group of senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to address the impact of U.S. troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan on veterans' mental health. A letter signed by...