- Veterans affairs secretary resigns amid investigation Updated: Oct-08-15 7:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal's veterans affairs secretary abruptly resigned Thursday, amid an investigation from the inspector general's office.
- Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments Updated: Oct-08-15 9:01 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has launched a pilot program to revert the process of scheduling appointments to how it was before reforms.
- Shakespeare acting program helps veterans deal with emotions Updated: Oct-08-15 3:04 am
MILWAUKEE - William Shakespeare's words from more than 400 years ago are proving to be healing for modern-day veterans.
- Texas veterans first to test cyber rehab system Updated: Oct-07-15 3:09 pm
DALLAS - Twenty-five Dallas-area veterans will be the first to try cutting-edge rehabilitation technology designed to transmit sensations of physical touch over the Internet, researchers at the University of Dallas say.
- Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women Updated: Oct-06-15 4:03 pm
ROME - Defense Secretary Ash Carter sounded like he's nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, as he told U.S. troops in Sicily on Tuesday that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be "crazy."
- Carter: "Deeply regrets" Afghanistan hospital attack Updated: Oct-06-15 3:28 pm
ROME - Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Defense Department "deeply regrets the loss of innocent lives" from a U.S. military airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan.
- Man injured after getting pinned between 2 vehicles in ND Updated: Oct-06-15 12:53 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A man is being treated for injuries at a North Dakota hospital after he got pinned between his sport utility vehicle and a parked car in a parking lot.
- VA hospital nurse charged with tampering with medication Updated: Oct-06-15 6:36 am
ALBANY, New York - Federal officials say a nurse at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Albany tampered with pain medication given to patients.
- What's in the defense bill for military and families? Updated: Oct-05-15 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Buried in the 1,915-page defense policy bill are significant changes that could affect more than 1 million members of the military and their families.
- Former Navy pilot sues US government over bipolar diagnosis Updated: Oct-05-15 2:39 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A former Navy pilot who lost his job flying commercial planes after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder is suing the federal government for $35 million after a different psychiatrist said he never had the illness.
- Obama nominates veteran lawyer as VA watchdog Updated: Oct-02-15 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has nominated Michael J. Missal, a lawyer with extensive experience in the federal government and private sector, to serve as the next inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- St. Louis VA mental health records questioned by watchdog Updated: Oct-01-15 2:36 pm
ST. LOUIS - A federal watchdog says it has confirmed a whistleblower's claims that Veterans Affairs sites in St. Louis marked appointments for mental health patients as completed before they were seen, effectively boosting the appearance of the sites' productivity.
- Actor Tom Skerritt to talk veterans project at Wayne State Updated: Oct-01-15 4:08 am
DETROIT - Air Force veteran and actor Tom Skerritt is visiting Wayne State University in Detroit to talk about his project to give veterans and military personnel a voice through storytelling.
- NY law clinic appeals veterans' discharges, denied benefits Updated: Oct-01-15 2:01 am
ALBANY, New York - The new legal aid clinic for military veterans at Syracuse University College of Law has taken on dozens of appeals of denied benefits and less than honorable discharges.
- Congress OKs deal to finish over-budget Denver VA hospital Updated: Sep-30-15 6:38 pm
DENVER - Congress approved a deal on Wednesday to let the Veterans Affairs Department complete a vastly over-budget medical center outside Denver, ending months of uncertainty about the future of the ambitious project.
- Department of Veterans Affairs celebrates 70th anniversary Updated: Sep-30-15 5:01 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is celebrating its 70th anniversary of service with a ceremony in Montgomery.
- Veterans benefits official accused of financial impropriety Updated: Sep-29-15 11:48 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Federal authorities have accused the head of the Veterans Affairs' benefits office in St. Paul of using her position inappropriately for personal and financial gain.
- VA approves lease of Lake Charles clinic Updated: Sep-29-15 8:08 am
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a lease for a permanent clinic in Lake Charles.
- Audit finds improvement in Fort Harrison VA benefit claims Updated: Sep-29-15 4:20 am
HELENA, Montana - A recent audit by the Veterans Benefits Administration has found there have been improvements in the accuracy of how claims are reviewed at the Veterans Administration Regional Benefit Office at Fort Harrison.
- Prosecutors asked to eye Philadelphia VA director move Updated: Sep-28-15 7:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs asked federal prosecutors to investigate whether the director of the Philadelphia benefits office illegally arranged her own reassignment to the position.
- Crews break ground at Omaha National Cemetery Updated: Sep-28-15 3:57 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Crews have begun working at the future site of the long-awaited Omaha National Cemetery in western Sarpy County.
- Naval Academy head says school could produce women SEALs Updated: Sep-28-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy says he's confident that women who graduate from the school will go on to become Navy SEALs if the military changes its policy to allow them to serve in that special operations role.
- Obama: Religious freedom no excuse to deny rights to others Updated: Sep-27-15 8:34 pm
NEW YORK - Freedom of religion isn't reason enough to deny any American their constitutional rights, President Barack Obama said Sunday as he addressed members of the LGBT community, one of his major sources of political and financial support.
- Auburn signs onto Hire-A-Vet program Updated: Sep-26-15 2:47 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Auburn is Maine's first municipality to sign onto the "Hire-A-Vet" program.
- Ex-Army doctor in Texas gets prison for health care fraud Updated: Sep-26-15 9:36 am
EL PASO, Texas - A former Army surgeon in Texas has been sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison in a $7.3 million health care scam linked to consulting.