- Vermont to provide in-state college tuition to veterans Updated: Jul-05-15 10:58 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont is providing in-state tuition to its public colleges and university to military veterans from around the country.
- Amtrak unveils new locomotive for veterans Updated: Jul-05-15 9:07 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Sen. Tom Carper addressed a crowd of about 200 Amtrak workers donning hard-hats at a ceremony today to unveil an old glory-colored locomotive with the words, "Amtrak's railroad salutes our veterans."
- America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades Updated: Jul-05-15 2:46 am
Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:
- Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US military Updated: Jul-05-15 12:47 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the "incredible blessings" in the greatest country on earth.
- Military personnel can visit Cincinnati Zoo for free July 4 Updated: Jul-04-15 4:04 am
CINCINNATI - Military personnel can visit the Cincinnati Zoo for free on July 4 in recognition of their service to their country.
- Christie says program to help military members to continue Updated: Jul-03-15 9:52 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Struggling members of the military can continue to seek help and advice from veterans under a program New Jersey's 2016 budget will continue to fund.
- VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close Updated: Jul-03-15 1:47 am
HOT SPRINGS, South Dakota - Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century.
- Denver VA hospital curtails some surgeries for maintenance Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm
DENVER - The Denver VA Medical Center says it will delay some surgeries and send others to outside hospitals while maintenance is performed on operating room equipment next week.
- The Latest: Whistleblower asks Obama to appoint VA watchdog Updated: Jul-02-15 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Thursday (all times local):
- Navy triples paid maternity leave to 18 weeks Updated: Jul-02-15 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy is tripling the amount of paid maternity leave that female sailors and Marines can take after the birth of a child, and will now provide a total of 18 weeks off.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 Ohio theme parks offer free military admission for holiday Updated: Jul-02-15 3:07 am
CINCINNATI - Two amusement parks in Ohio are offering free admission for U.S. military personnel over the Fourth of July holiday period.
- 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.
- New laws: breastfeeding protections, safety for bikers Updated: Jul-01-15 6:41 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The start of the state's new fiscal year Wednesday also meant a slew of new laws kicking in. Some of the more notable:
- Governor signs bill outlawing lies about military service Updated: Jul-01-15 5:34 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that makes lying about military service a crime.
- 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.
- US envoy confident Australia will manage gay marriage debate Updated: Jun-30-15 5:22 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday he was confident that the "great debate" among Australians on whether to allow gay marriages would result in the best outcome for the country.
- 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.
- 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.
- Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits Updated: Jun-29-15 4:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer.