- Iowa summit addresses concerns of aging LGBT population Updated: Aug-02-15 1:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa group that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is turning its attention to a lesser-noticed segment of that population: the aging and elderly.
- Event held in North Texas to recognize Vietnam veterans Updated: Aug-02-15 12:16 pm
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas - Vietnam War veterans waved to friends and family along a parade route in a North Texas town as part of a belated welcome-home event.
- Nebraska law students aid military veterans with legal needs Updated: Aug-01-15 8:04 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska's College of Law is sending its students to help military veterans with matters related to estate planning, giving law students practical experience while helping a population in need.
- VA: Files containing personal information thrown in trash Updated: Aug-01-15 6:22 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Black Hills said this week they're taking steps to notify veterans affected by an information breach caused by an employee who accidently threw away personnel files on its Hot Springs campus.
- Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans Updated: Aug-01-15 4:47 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a full-scale hospital again - a new Charity hospital.
- Coast Guard rescues 2 women off the coast of Georgia Updated: Aug-01-15 11:49 am
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia - A Coast Guard crew rescued a mother and daughter after their boat capsized off Georgia's coast.
- Ceremony Sunday to honor Ohio-based Marines killed in Iraq Updated: Aug-01-15 6:19 am
CINCINNATI - A Vietnam War prisoner of war who formerly headed Veterans Services in Ohio plans to speak at a memorial gathering for Ohio-based Marines killed in Iraq.
- TriWest Healthcare plans to hire 500 people in Kansas City Updated: Jul-31-15 5:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - An Arizona-based health care services company for the military plans to open a service center in Kansas City and hire 500 employees.
- Money found to continue aiding Nebraska, western Iowa vets Updated: Jul-31-15 1:07 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Department of Veterans Affairs officials say funding of adult day care and other skilled and nonskilled services for Nebraska and western Iowa veterans has been bolstered by belt-tightening and will continue through Sept. 30, past the scheduled cutoff.
- Cardiologist details troubles at Chicago-area VA hospital Updated: Jul-31-15 10:38 am
CHICAGO - A cardiologist who worked at a Chicago-area Veterans Affairs hospital says the facility had a yearlong backlog of unread heart tests.
- Ex-Maine congressman is Obama pick for administration post Updated: Jul-30-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has tapped a former Maine congressman for an administration post to help veterans seeking training and jobs.
- Defense secretary calls for review of security policies Updated: Jul-30-15 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has reminded the military service chiefs that Defense Department policy does allow some military personnel to be armed while working at recruiting centers and ROTC offices.
- Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Arkansas veterans home Updated: Jul-30-15 2:17 pm
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Construction will soon begin on the anticipated $24 million state-run veterans home in North Little Rock after a groundbreaking ceremony was held this week.
- About 8,000 patients at Fort Bragg clinic to be reassigned Updated: Jul-30-15 1:59 pm
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - About a quarter of the patients at Fort Bragg's Clark Health Clinic will be reassigned to other Army clinics because of a shortage of health care providers.
- Ex-Navy SEAL alleges anti-gay bullying by CIA workers Updated: Jul-30-15 1:13 pm
SAN DIEGO - A former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan.
- Senate passes 6-year highway bill, short-term patch needed Updated: Jul-30-15 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a long-term transportation bill, but with House lawmakers already dispersed for their August recess, the bill will become just one more sticky issue on a jam-packed congressional agenda in the fall.
- Former President Kalam buried in southern India Updated: Jul-30-15 3:47 am
NEW DELHI - Tens of thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian town of Rameswaram on Thursday for the burial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's missile program.
- House approves bill to make it easier to fire VA workers Updated: Jul-29-15 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as lawmakers expressed continued frustration at the slow pace of change at the beleaguered agency.
- Court upholds law requiring state workers to pay to pensions Updated: Jul-29-15 6:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a law requiring veteran state employees to contribute 4 percent of their pay to qualify for a full pension in retirement.
- FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix Updated: Jul-29-15 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group told shareholders Wednesday.
- WWII pilot's remains arrive in NY for burial in his hometown Updated: Jul-29-15 1:54 pm
ALBANY, New York - While growing up in central New York, Mark Shoemaker heard plenty of stories from family members about his Uncle Eddie, a World War II fighter pilot who never returned from the Pacific Theater.
- Anchorage hospital for service members named for Chris Kyle Updated: Jul-29-15 7:04 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A new Anchorage hospital for veterans and active duty military in need of mental health care has been dedicated to the late Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who inspired the movie "American Sniper."
- New, larger VA clinic to open next month in Freeport Updated: Jul-29-15 5:43 am
FREEPORT, Illinois - Freeport's new Veterans Affairs clinic will open at the end of next month.
- Mourners honor Navy officer killed in Chattanooga shootings Updated: Jul-28-15 8:15 pm
FORT OGLETHORPE, Georgia - Mourners gathered Tuesday afternoon in Georgia and Tennessee to line the procession route for a Navy officer who was fatally shot in attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- VA doctor regrets post telling gun advocate to 'off' himself Updated: Jul-28-15 6:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatrist said Tuesday he regrets a Facebook post suggesting that a gun-rights supporter "off" himself.