- Review: Hampton VA Medical Center reducing appointment waits Updated: Jul-02-15 11:04 am
HAMPTON, Virginia - Hampton VA Medical Center is making progress on reducing long waits for appointments, an outside management review team said.
- Veterans' signs: Be courteous when setting off fireworks Updated: Jul-02-15 10:02 am
NIAGARA FALLS, New York - Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.
- A biker named 'Stray Dog' postpones Granik's Ozarks exit Updated: Jul-02-15 9:47 am
NEW YORK - Debra Granik met Ron "Stray Dog" Hall at a biker church in the Ozarks.
- Dayton VA Medical Center in southwest Ohio holds open house Updated: Jul-02-15 3:08 am
DAYTON, Ohio - A Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in southwest Ohio says holding an open house gives the public a chance to learn more about its services, job openings and volunteer opportunities.
- 1st investigations wrapping up on over-budget VA hospital Updated: Jul-01-15 9:04 pm
AURORA, Colorado - The first inquiries into what went wrong with a vastly over-budget veterans medical center outside Denver could be done soon, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.
- Texas funeral home donates caskets for poor veterans Updated: Jun-30-15 7:47 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Sabrina Thompson's uncle, a Vietnam War veteran named Benjamin Harold Fitts, died May 6.
- Internal Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticism Updated: Jun-30-15 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital.
- Appeals court sides with veterans in suit over experiments Updated: Jun-30-15 6:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. military must continue to alert veterans exposed to chemical and biological weapons experiments of any new information that may affect their health and provide them ongoing medical care, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
- Whistleblowers call for removal of Veterans Affairs watchdog Updated: Jun-30-15 1:05 pm
TOMAH, Wisconsin - A man who helped expose over prescription of opiates at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah wants to personally deliver a letter from whistleblowers across the country calling for the removal of the VA's chief watchdog to President Barack Obama in Wisconsin this week.
- Funding pulled for vets' adult day care in Omaha, Iowa Updated: Jun-30-15 12:43 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Funding has been pulled for adult day care for Omaha and western Iowa veterans due to a $2.5 billion shortfall in the Department of Veterans of Affair's health care budget.
- Event to help veterans pursuing higher education Updated: Jun-30-15 4:04 am
CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services is hosting an event to encourage veterans to pursue higher education.
- Outreach center for veterans in Sioux Falls to close Updated: Jun-29-15 7:30 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A center that offers hot meals and other services to homeless and formerly homeless veterans in Sioux Falls will close in August.
- Emergency room at Topeka VA reopens Updated: Jun-29-15 7:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The emergency room at Topeka's Veterans Administration hospital is scheduled to reopen after being closed more than a year.
- Civil War soldier finally gets headstone in Brighton Updated: Jun-29-15 5:25 pm
BRIGHTON, Michigan - The Brighton Area Historical Society's headstone restoration team has honored the memory of Civil War soldier John Sylvan Prosser by installing a Veterans Affairs memorial headstone.
- Sheriff candidate allegedly claimed to be military veteran Updated: Jun-29-15 9:41 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A candidate for sheriff in Lafayette Parish is coming under criticism from military veterans.
- VA aims to help homeless, at-risk veterans find stable jobs Updated: Jun-28-15 11:02 am
CINCINNATI - David Bowles is excitedly making plans to move from a homeless shelter to an apartment of his own in a few weeks, thanks to a new Department of Veterans Affairs program helping homeless veterans find long-term employment.
- Central Alabama VA freezes hiring amid budget shortfall Updated: Jun-27-15 1:02 pm
MONTGOMERGY, Alabama - The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System has stopped hiring medical support staff as the department tries to cope with a $2.6 billion budget shortfall nationally.
- Man convicted of fatal shooting at Bozeman house party Updated: Jun-26-15 9:50 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - A jury has convicted a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran of mitigated deliberate homicide for shooting a man to death during an argument outside a Bozeman house party.
- Hassan: Proud that state helped pave way to 'historic day' Updated: Jun-26-15 1:59 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The governor of New Hampshire - which recognized civil unions in 2008 and legalized gay marriage two years later - is celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling as an affirmation of the nation's founding principle that "all individuals are created equal."
- VA says it faces $2.5B budget shortfall a year after scandal Updated: Jun-25-15 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C.
- Johnson says lives could've been saved at Tomah VA hospital Updated: Jun-25-15 3:54 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Deaths could have been avoided at Tomah medical center if officials with the Department of Veteran Affairs had acted sooner in investigating reports of overprescribing medication, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday.
- Chinese war veterans protest over missing benefits Updated: Jun-25-15 1:28 am
BEIJING - Disgruntled Chinese military veterans converged on Beijing this week in a protest over what they say is the government's failure to make good on promised pensions, medical insurance and other benefits.
- Panel to hold Alaska field hearing on veterans health care Updated: Jun-24-15 8:53 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs has agreed to hold a field hearing in Alaska on veterans' health care in the state.
- Advocates allege religious discrimination at VA hospital Updated: Jun-24-15 8:19 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Members of a Native American sweat lodge at a VA hospital in Wichita have been subjected to discrimination and "blatant hostility" aimed at shutting down their religious services, according to a letter sent by a religious liberties group Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Standing Rock Sioux gets $200K grant for homeless veterans Updated: Jun-24-15 6:34 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is getting a $200,000 grant to provide job training and other assistance for homeless veterans living on the reservation.