US jury finds ex-priest guilty of sex abuse in New Mexico

U.S. 04/10/19, 17:37

A U.S. jury found a former Roman Catholic priest who was captured in Morocco guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and Air Force base in New Mexico in the early 1990s. The jury reached the verdict against 81-year-old Arthur Perrault following a trial in Santa ...

Huge ghost town next door clouds Iowa city’s future

U.S. 03/30/19, 10:26

Crunching slowly down snow-covered Liberty Lane between stately brick buildings, Brian Hatch can recall when the sprawling veterans' center on the edge of his small Iowa town teemed with activity as patients walked the lush, tree-covered grounds and hundreds of doctors, nurses and other staffers kept the round-the-clock campus humming.Apart ...

Tlingit Code Talkers feted in Alaska for World War II role

U.S. 03/27/19, 00:19

Army veteran Richard Bean Sr. took his wartime secret to the grave, dying a hero without anyone knowing about it for decades.Now, Bean and four other long-deceased Alaska Natives are being hailed in their home state this month for their lifesaving efforts as servicemen.During World War II, they made good ...

Netflix cancels ‘One Day at a Time’ reboot after 3 seasons

Entertainment 03/14/19, 19:12

Netflix is canceling "One Day at a Time" after three seasons.In a statement Thursday, the streaming service's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, called it "disappointing" that more viewers didn't discover the sitcom.A tweet on a Netflix company account said not enough people watched to justify renewing it, and called the ...

Man gives up all food and drinks for lent, will only drink beer

U.S. 03/11/19, 21:08

An Ohio man is fasting from food for Lent and will drink only beer until Easter Sunday, like a 17th century German monk. Del Hall, an employee of Fifty West Brewing Company, said that though he has done a four-day water fast, distinguished himself in the Army, and run a marathon, the ...

President Trump issues initiative to empower vets and stop ‘tragedy of suicide’

U.S. 03/05/19, 18:34

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday with the aim to empower veterans and create federal effort to prevent veteran suicide. Named as "President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide" or the PREVENTS Initiative, the executive order establishes a task force that includes the Secretaries ...

President Trump takes bold step for vets to be Merchant Mariners

Politics 03/04/19, 15:46

President Donald Trump is making it easier for active-duty service members and veterans to find civilian jobs by becoming U.S. Merchant Marines, who transport cargo and personnel in peace and war. President Trump signed an executive order Monday, March 4, that allows veterans to apply their experience on military ships toward ...

President Trump to ease restrictions for vets to be Merchant Marines

Politics 03/04/19, 11:41

President Donald Trump is making it easier for active-duty service members and veterans to find civilian jobs by becoming U.S. Merchant Marines, who transport cargo and personnel in peace and war. Trump is signing an order Monday that allows veterans to apply their experience on military ships toward mariner credentialing requirements ...

Chaos erupts, 2 arrested during Texas execution

Texas 03/01/19, 16:52

Chaos erupted outside Texas' death chamber when the son of the condemned inmate pounded on the chamber windows, shouted obscenities and threw fists after his father spoke his final words. Billie Wayne Coble, a Vietnam War veteran who killed his estranged wife's parents and brother and threatened to do the same ...

2 groups fighting over display of Bible at veterans hospital

U.S. 02/28/19, 16:22

Two organizations are fighting over the display of a Bible at the Manchester VA Medical Center. The Bible was carried by a prisoner of war in World War II and became part of a memorial at the medical center. It was removed after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation objected. WMUR-TV reports ...

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 ...

Michigan officer on leave amid uproar over veteran detention

U.S. 02/28/19, 11:22

A western Michigan police officer has been placed on administrative leave after activists accused him of racial profiling by notifying immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran who is actually a U.S. citizen.Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington on Thursday announced Lt. Curt VanderKooi's leave ...

Sully the service dog has new role helping wounded vets

U.S. 02/28/19, 07:44

Sully, the service dog who symbolized devotion lying by former President George H.W. Bush's flag-draped casket, has a new mission. The 2-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever on Wednesday joined Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's dog program to help wounded veterans. Sully offered his paw as he was administered an oath streamed ...

Michigan police knocked over role in veteran’s detention

U.S. 02/27/19, 13:49

Activists are calling for the firing of a western Michigan police officer whom they accuse of racial profiling by notifying immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran who is actually a U.S. citizen.Immigration and Customs Enforcement held Jilmar Ramos-Gomez for three days in December before ...

Thanks in a tank: WWII gunner, now 95, gets a nostalgic ride

U.S. 02/20/19, 16:48

The inside of a tank was Clarence Smoyer's home, and the crew was his family.In that sense, the 95-year-old veteran returned home Wednesday for the first time since World War II. One of the last surviving WWII tank gunners, Smoyer was surprised with a ride through the streets of Boston ...

SC town honors black WWII vet 7 decades after brutal beating

U.S. 02/09/19, 18:18

A South Carolina town has honored the memory of a black WWII veteran whose 1946 beating at the hands of a white police chief left him permanently blind and helped spur President Harry Truman's drive to integrate the U.S. military.Distinguished guests and members of Sgt. Isaac Woodard's family gathered Saturday ...

Update: Trump at Walter Reed for annual medical checkup

Politics 02/08/19, 12:48

The Latest on President Donald Trump's annual medical checkup (all times local): 12:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his annual medical checkup. Trump was declared to be in "excellent health" in January 2018 after a battery of tests on his heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system ...

Trump honors 3 D-Day veterans during State of the Union address

Politics 02/06/19, 06:17

During his State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump honored the service of three veterans who served in World War II.  “On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 15,000 young American men jumped from the sky, and 60,000 more stormed in from the sea, to save our civilization from tyranny,” said Trump. ...

Indiana veteran adopts dog he served with in Afghanistan

U.S. 02/04/19, 12:39

An Indiana veteran who recently adopted the bomb-sniffing dog he served with in Afghanistan says the retired canine is settling in to a pampered life.Army veteran Joseph Steenbeke hadn't seen the now 11-year-old Belgian Malinois since during his return home from Afghanistan in February 2013.Steenbeke spent years trying to adopt ...

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