- Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border Updated: Feb-10-16 12:16 pm
KILIS, Turkey - Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.
- The Latest: Turkey: Syrian refugee numbers top 2.6 million Updated: Feb-10-16 11:29 am
BEIRUT - The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):
- A look at Obama's final budget proposal Updated: Feb-09-16 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:
- Vietnam vet sues VA trying to get benefits living in Cuba Updated: Feb-09-16 5:21 pm
HAVANA - Otto Macias was 19 when he left Cuba in the throes of a socialist revolution, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to fight communists as a machine-gunner in Vietnam.
- House approves bill to tighten control on VA construction Updated: Feb-09-16 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill to increase oversight and management of large construction projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs after a new VA hospital outside Denver tripled original cost estimates.
- VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates Updated: Feb-09-16 1:37 pm
CHICAGO - Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions - heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions.
- 2 men rescued from overturned fishing boat on NC coast Updated: Feb-09-16 11:35 am
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Two fishermen are recovering in the hospital after a Coast Guard crew rescued them from their overturned fishing boat near Carolina Beach.
- Indian soldier buried by avalanche saved; 9 bodies recovered Updated: Feb-09-16 7:22 am
SRINAGAR, India - An Indian soldier buried by an avalanche for six days in the Himalayan region of Kashmir has been found alive and was pulled from the snow, along with the bodies of nine other soldiers, officials said Tuesday.
- Wounded veteran to get specially adapted home in Chevy Chase Updated: Feb-09-16 2:15 am
CHEVY CHASE, Maryland - An Army captain who was severely wounded while fighting in Afghanistan is getting a new house that's adapted to serve his needs.
- Democrats: Residents back bill to protect voters at polls Updated: Feb-08-16 1:25 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democrats say support for a bill to protect voters from intimidation shows the public is on board with a plan to prevent harassment at the polls.
- Missouri WWII veteran says he was exposed to mustard gas Updated: Feb-07-16 3:01 pm
ST. LOUIS - In the final days of World War II, an 18-year-old Army private from Missouri named Arla Wayne Harrell was sent to Camp Crowder in the southwest corner of the state, where he said he was twice exposed to mustard gas.
- Vet's three-year battle with Montana VA ends in victory Updated: Feb-07-16 2:01 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A Missoula veteran has won a victory in his three-year battle with the Veterans Administration over his traumatic brain injury.
- Minnesota artist honors US military with paintings Updated: Feb-06-16 7:29 pm
LITTLE FALLS, Minnesota - A Little Falls artist is honoring the U.S. military with paintings depicting each branch of the service.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administrator Updated: Feb-05-16 8:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional health care executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited to receive care at a VA facility where she worked in Los Angeles.
- Report: Captain drank with his Navy crew, harassed women Updated: Feb-05-16 5:56 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A former commanding officer could be dismissed from the Navy over numerous misconduct allegations after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in charge of the guided missile cruiser the USS Anzio.
- Fired Tomah psychiatrist setting up practice in La Crosse Updated: Feb-05-16 12:23 pm
MILWAUKEE - The former chief of staff at the Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah who was fired after allegations of overprescribing narcotics is set to begin practicing psychiatry in La Crosse.
- Bucs WR Vincent Jackson wins NFL military award Updated: Feb-05-16 10:01 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Vincent Jackson's commitment to supporting the military has earned him the NFL's Salute To Service Award.
- VA: Wait times recorded incorrectly at Colorado clinic Updated: Feb-04-16 9:17 pm
DENVER - Workers at a Colorado Springs VA clinic incorrectly reported that some veterans got appointments sooner than they actually did, while at least 288 veterans had to wait longer than the government's 30-day target, federal investigators said Thursday.
- Lawsuit by soldier's widow tests Tennessee's malpractice law Updated: Feb-04-16 6:54 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A recent federal appeals court opinion could aid a military widow's efforts to hold the federal government responsible for her husband's suicide.
- Report: Rwandan military trained Burundian refugees Updated: Feb-04-16 2:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A confidential report by a United Nations panel of experts says refugees from Burundi received training from Rwandan military personnel last year with the ultimate goal of removing Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza from power.
- South Carolina USO celebrates support group's 75th birthday Updated: Feb-04-16 4:11 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The organization tasked by the late President Franklin Roosevelt with strengthening the morale of America's military men and women is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
- Fort Sill to trim civilian jobs, some military positions Updated: Feb-03-16 4:51 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Army artillery post in southwest Oklahoma is expected to trim civilian jobs and some military positions but still have a net gain of more than 400 active-duty military personnel by the end of next year.
- Veterans' families seek ban as dogs walk among gravestones Updated: Feb-03-16 12:49 pm
EXETER, Rhode Island - Families of those buried in Rhode Island's veterans' cemetery say that using the grounds as a dog park is disrespectful to the fallen, and they're battling pet owners over access to the property.
- Man pleads not guilty to 3 felony explosives-related charges Updated: Feb-03-16 10:23 am
DALLAS, South Dakota - A South Dakota man indicted for allegedly having improvised explosives at his home has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges.