Lawsuit filed over display of Bible at veterans hospital

U.S. 05/07/19, 12:53

A Bible on display at a memorial at New Hampshire's veterans hospital should be removed because it is a violation of the First Amendment, a U.S. Air Force veteran said in a federal lawsuit Tuesday.The Bible was carried by a prisoner of war in World War II and became part ...

FBI: Vet shoots, wounds doctor before mental health check

U.S. 02/28/19, 12:48

A double-amputee Army veteran shot and wounded a doctor just before a mental health evaluation at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida, authorities said.Larry Ray Bon, 59, of Michigan, arrived at the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach on Wednesday morning and was combative for hours, according ...

What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

Business 01/11/19, 09:44

The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. Also, it could mean financial hardship for some federal government employees facing ...

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans

U.S. 11/16/18, 12:29

Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to sue the military, under a ruling by a federal judge in Connecticut.Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Haight Jr. in New ...

WH: President Trump takes a stand for veterans

Politics 11/16/18, 04:01

President Donald J. Trump believes in standing up for America’s veterans—both during our National Anthem and through the care and support our Government provides them with each and every day. “Together, we will honor those who defend us. We will cherish those who protect us. And we will celebrate the amazing ...

VA seeking to reduce GI Bill payment delays after IT woes

Politics 11/15/18, 10:37

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will try to provide timely payments of college aid to thousands of veterans after delays due to problems with its IT systems. President Donald Trump last year signed off the biggest boost in GI benefits in a decade. But the legislation didn't provide additional ...

Trump is cracking down on wasted time and money at the Veterans Affairs

Politics 11/12/18, 07:58

Believe it or not, the Department of Veterans Affairs has 430 medical professionals who, instead of performing their duties as nurses or doctors, spend some or all of their time working for their federal employees unions. All of that happens on the taxpayers’ dime. Not anymore, according to the VA’s recent announcement. As of ...

Officials: US veteran homelessness declines 5 percent

U.S. 11/01/18, 22:39

The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017, the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs announced Thursday. The decrease shows the federal government is making progress in its nearly decade-long efforts, but the ...

Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

U.S. 10/15/18, 07:28

After last year's deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs show.The security effort, which runs around the clock ...

Tomah whistleblower, veteran’s widow disagree over Baldwin

Health 10/04/18, 14:27

A Republican Gulf War veteran who blew the whistle on the prescription drug crisis at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center said he thinks it would be "immoral" to vote for Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.Ryan Honl's comments drew a sharp rebuke Thursday from Heather Simcakoski, the widow of veteran Jason ...

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