Veterans

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, then Rep.-elect Brian Mast, R-Fla. departs after newly-elected House members gathered for a freshman class photo on the Capitol steps, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Washington. President Donald Trump is considering an Army veteran who is a Republican member of Congress for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary. It’s part of a lengthening White House search for a nominee following the abrupt firing of David Shulkin in March. A White House official said Rep. Brian Mast of Florida, who was elected to the House in 2016, was among the list of candidates for the job heading an agency of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 10, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering an Army veteran who is a Republican member of Congress for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary, part of a lengthening search for a nominee following the abrupt firing of David Shulkin in March. A White House official on Thursday said...
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President Donald Trump, joined by Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway, Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Karen Pence and others, holds up an executive order he just signed in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during an event celebrating military mothers and spouses. The executive order addresses military spouse unemployment by providing greater opportunity for military spouses to be considered for federal competitive service positions, and holds agencies accountable for increasing their use of the non-competitive hiring authority for military spouses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 10, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering an Army veteran who is a Republican member of Congress for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary. It's part of a lengthening search for a nominee following the abrupt firing of David Shulkin in March. A White House official says Rep...
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May 09, 2018 - 1:46 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Sen. Bill Larkin, a World War II and Korea combat veteran, has participated in his final West Point Day as a member of the New York Legislature. The 90-year-old Larkin, a Hudson Valley Republican, was official Senate host Wednesday for the Legislature's 66th annual...
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Chairman, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., arrives to begin a House Appropriations Committee markup hearing for spending on military and veterans affairs, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. The committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's promise to expand private care options. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 08, 2018 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's promise to...
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May 08, 2018 - 5:38 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is leading ceremonies marking 73 years since the defeat of the Nazis and the end of World War II in Europe. Macron rode up the Champs-Elysees in Paris, escorted by helmeted Republican Guards. He spoke with war veterans, and laid wreaths at a statue of...
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May 03, 2018 - 12:42 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A fifth Republican has announced that he won't seek re-election to the New York Senate. Sen. Bill Larkin made his announcement Thursday in Newburgh. The 90-year-old has represented parts of the Hudson Valley for nearly 40 years, first in the state Assembly and then the state...
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May 02, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering a number of candidates to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs after White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination for the post. White House officials said the president intends to take some time finding the right person to lead the...
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May 02, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering a number of candidates to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs after White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination for the post. White House aides were meeting Wednesday with former Florida Rep. Jeff Miller, a Republican congressman...
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This undated photo provided by Christopher Wilson shows cluttered and unsanitary conditions that Wilson, an Army veteran, found in an exam room where he waited to be seen at a Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City. The VA is investigating why he was put in a room with an overflowing trash can and medical supplies strewn about. Dr. Karen Gribbin, chief of staff at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, apologized on Monday, April 30, 2018. "Mr. Wilson should not have been placed in the room in that condition," Gribbin said. (Christopher Wilson via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Tuesday the messy room and long wait times provided to an Army veteran at a Salt Lake City VA clinic were "unacceptable," and that he was intervening in the case. The VA clinic in Utah and others across the country are "...
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In this undated photo provided by Alyss Negrete, she poses with her with husband, Gilbert "Matt" Negrete and their children, from left, Aubree, Mya and Camren. Negrete, an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail awaiting trial for attempted assault and other crimes after he allegedly pulled a knife during an altercation with veteran clinic staffers in January 2018, in White City, Ore. (Courtesy of Alyss Negrete via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 7:43 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The father of a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was shot at a government clinic in Oregon blames Veterans Affairs for letting down his son. Gilbert "Matt" Negrete, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail in the former timber town of Medford, charged with...
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