Veterans

Supporters of U.S. Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke cheer during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 1:36 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Texas (all times CST): 10 a.m. Democratic turnout for Texas' primary has exceeded primary midterm vote totals not seen since 1994, when the party was beginning its slide into the political wilderness in a state that had for decades been a...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin attends a news conference at the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in response to a VA inspector general audit being released today. A new government investigation finds that Shulkin took no action to fix longstanding problems of dirty syringes and equipment shortages that put patients at risk at a major veterans hospital when he was undersecretary of health under the Obama administration, saying he was never told of problems reported to the VA offices under his watch. The harsh report by the VA inspector general cites "failed leadership" and a "climate of complacency" for patient safety issues dating back to 2013 and cautions of continuing problems without strong oversight. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 07, 2018 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A stinging internal investigation finds "failed leadership at multiple levels" at the Veterans Administration during the Obama administration that put patients at a major hospital at risk. It's another blow to current Secretary David Shulkin, who also served at the agency then and...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin attends a news conference at the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in response to a VA inspector general audit being released today. A new government investigation finds that Shulkin took no action to fix longstanding problems of dirty syringes and equipment shortages that put patients at risk at a major veterans hospital when he was undersecretary of health under the Obama administration, saying he was never told of problems reported to the VA offices under his watch. The harsh report by the VA inspector general cites "failed leadership" and a "climate of complacency" for patient safety issues dating back to 2013 and cautions of continuing problems without strong oversight. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 07, 2018 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A stinging internal investigation finds "failed leadership at multiple levels" at the Veterans Administration during the Obama administration that put patients at a major hospital at risk. It's another blow to current Secretary David Shulkin, who also served at the agency then and...
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Supporters of U.S. Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke cheer during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 11:14 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Texas (all times CST): 10 a.m. Democratic turnout for Texas' primary has exceeded primary midterm vote totals not seen since 1994, when the party was beginning its slide into the political wilderness in a state that had for decades been a...
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HOLD FOR USE WITH STORY MOVING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018-In this Feb. 23, 2018 photo Air Force veteran Ed Warren, 82, and his wife, Jac Warren, 81, pose for a photo while visiting San Diego, to attend the Democrats' annual convention and talk to lawmakers. The couple is voicing opposition to a regulation that requires veterans in state homes to be discharged before they can use a new state law allowing physician-assisted deaths for the terminally ill. The California Department of Veterans Affairs officials say the Department of Veterans Affairs does not allow federal funds to be used for assisted suicides. The couple lives at the nation's largest retirement home in Yountville, California. (AP Photo by Julie Watson)
March 07, 2018 - 2:29 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Suffering from heart problems, Bob Sloan told his children he wants to use California's new law allowing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill when his disease becomes too advanced to bear. But then the 73-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant learned that because he lives at the...
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HOLD FOR USE WITH STORY MOVING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018-In this Feb. 23, 2018 photo Air Force veteran Ed Warren, 82, and his wife, Jac Warren, 81, pose for a photo while visiting San Diego, to attend the Democrats' annual convention and talk to lawmakers. The couple is voicing opposition to a regulation that requires veterans in state homes to be discharged before they can use a new state law allowing physician-assisted deaths for the terminally ill. The California Department of Veterans Affairs officials say the Department of Veterans Affairs does not allow federal funds to be used for assisted suicides. The couple lives at the nation's largest retirement home in Yountville, California. (AP Photo by Julie Watson)
March 07, 2018 - 2:27 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veterans in California and other states that that have legalized physician-assisted deaths are finding they cannot access such laws in most government-run homes because they conflict with the policies of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In California, the nation's largest...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, photo, campaign T-shirts are stacked on a table at a Republican congressional candidate forum, in New Braunfels, Texas. Texas holds the nation’s first 2018 primary elections Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and the campaign is providing a vivid exhibition of the Trump effect in GOP politics. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 1:56 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary day in Texas (all times CST): 12:55 a.m. A former U.S. Department of Agriculture official will join a former NFL linebacker and civil rights attorney in the May runoff to face U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions. Lillian Salerno and Collin Allred advanced Tuesday to a...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, photo, campaign T-shirts are stacked on a table at a Republican congressional candidate forum, in New Braunfels, Texas. Texas holds the nation’s first 2018 primary elections Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and the campaign is providing a vivid exhibition of the Trump effect in GOP politics. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 1:47 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary day in Texas (all times CST): 12:45 a.m. A Houston Democrat has advanced to the runoff for a Houston congressional seat despite facing attacks from the top echelons of her own party. Laura Moser advanced Tuesday to a May 22 runoff against attorney Lizzie...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, photo, campaign T-shirts are stacked on a table at a Republican congressional candidate forum, in New Braunfels, Texas. Texas holds the nation’s first 2018 primary elections Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and the campaign is providing a vivid exhibition of the Trump effect in GOP politics. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 1:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary day in Texas (all times CST): 12:40 a.m. A retired Navy SEAL will join a Texas state representative in the Republican primary runoff in May to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Ted Poe. Dan Crenshaw served in Afghanistan and lost his right eye in a battlefield...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, photo, campaign T-shirts are stacked on a table at a Republican congressional candidate forum, in New Braunfels, Texas. Texas holds the nation’s first 2018 primary elections Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and the campaign is providing a vivid exhibition of the Trump effect in GOP politics. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 1:36 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary day in Texas (all times CST): 12:35 a.m. For all the talk of renewed Democratic energy heading into the 2018 midterms, Texas Republicans have set a new benchmark for turnout in a midterm election. More than 1.5 million people voted Tuesday in the...
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