U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

American Legion Cuts Staff by 15 Percent in Restructuring

The two-million-member American Legion is cutting staff and shaking up management in an effort to fine-tune its advocacy role with the Trump …

U.S. Military

Indiana Rep. Banks will lead panel watching VA upgrades

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana congressman Jim Banks will lead a new group that will act as a watchdog over the nearly $16 billion upgrade of medical …

Conor Lamb

Trump’s Supreme Choice

<i>Washington</i><p>In May 2016, when candidate Donald Trump released a short list from which he pledged to choose a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, he probably …

Donald Trump

New Bronx 'supportive' housing will help veterans, LGBT youth

‘LIKE A FAMILY’<p>When retired Air Force Capt. Karen Wharton returned to New York in 2014 after four years at a Texas air base, she not only was jobless …

Homelessness

R.I. congressional candidate Caiozzo backs Trump's NATO stance

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — Republican congressional candidate Sal Caiozzo is backing President Donald Trump's NATO stance.<p>Caiozzo, who is challenging …

Military Spending

Federal auditor calls for recouping $341K Tom Price spent on flights

Former HHS Secretary Tom Price took 20 trips that violated federal requirements, according to a federal auditor that urged the department in a Friday report to recover at least $341,000 in wasted spending.<p>Price, who was forced out last year following a POLITICO investigation into his extravagant …

U.S. Politics

Democratic lawmaker regrets call for 'Purple Heart' for Strzok

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Democratic congressman who said Thursday that embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok deserves a Purple Heart medal for his testimony at a contentious congressional hearing walked back those comments Friday in an interview on CNN's "Newsroom."<p>"I regret using the term 'Purple Heart.' I used it …

U.S. Politics

Trump officials conceal information as military base water contamination victims fight for justice

Former Marine urges members of Congress to make military base clean-up a top priority.<p>There were glimmers of hope during the Obama administration …

Justice

Northport VA nursing home ranks low on new federal government survey

Long Island's VA nursing home scored low in a new government survey of veterans nursing homes nationwide, receiving two of five stars for overall …

Health Care

Kobach on trade, Pence in KC and NATO spending levels

On the other foot<p>Anyone notice the irony of the liberals now complaining about the possibility of activist judges? They are complaining that judges …

U.S. Army

New House Subcommittee's Only Job: Monitor $10 Billion VA Contract

A new House subcommittee has been created with essentially one job -- to oversee the Department of Veterans Affairs' latest $10 billion-plus effort …

Health Care

Telemedicine, opioid response tech get a boost in CMS payment proposal

<i>With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Darius Tahir (@dariustahir)</i><p><b>TELEMEDICINE, OPIOID RESPONSE TECH GET A BOOST IN CMS PROPOSAL</b>: CMS’ 1,473-page payment overhaul propose to pay clinicians for more virtual care, cut down on EHR-related documentation, and credit doctors who employ more …

Health Care

Nebraska-Western Iowa VA invites LGBTQ vets to social event Saturday

LGBTQ people who served in the military are invited to a social event at 4 p.m. Saturday to learn about Department of Veterans Affairs medical …

Health Care

Mandurah nomad travelled around Australia to lay flags for fallen soldiers

SELF-proclaimed nomad Rob Eade has returned to the Peel Region after travelling 47,000km around Australia to visit 183 towns and lay 614 flags for …

Australia

How VA's telehealth moves care closer to patients

When the Department of Veterans Affairs turned on its "anywhere-to-anywhere" telehealth system on June 11, qualified practitioners could log in and …

Digital Health

Vice President Pence coming to Billings to campaign for Rosendale

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Billings at the end of the month to campaign on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt …

Montana

FDA aims to alleviate drug shortages with new task force

The Food and Drug Administration is forming a new task force to focus on why the U.S. has so many drug shortages, and what solutions may be …

Pharma

VA funding dispute sidelines Congress’ appropriations progress

WASHINGTON — Work on a “minibus” of multiple federal agencies’ fiscal 2019 budgets was abruptly halted Thursday over a dispute regarding Department …

Health Care

Veterans’ Families Also Suffer From The Wounds Of War

Growing up, Mary Louise Montini, 13, has often been angry, upset and on edge, just like her father, a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder …

Mental Health

Easterly Government Properties buys VA outpatient facility in San Jose

Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) completes acquisition of previously announced Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient …

Business

Accenture hires Army, industry veteran as defense and intelligence head

WASHINGTON — Accenture Federal Services has hired George Batsakis, former CSRA executive vice president, to head its defense and intelligence …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Gov. Hogan consistently committed to Maryland's veterans: Letter

CLOSE<p>Crisfield native Joe Paden and his family are working to restore an overgrown African-American cemetery. The most recent burial appears to have …

Veterans

'Vet Voices' uses theater to come to veterans' aid

TheatreWorks Florida’s latest production is quite different than its typical fare of lighthearted musicals. The Davenport-based troupe this week …

Florida

Ted Cruz Rips Stephen King for Endorsement of Opponent

Senator is in an increasingly tight race with Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke<p>Texas senator Ted Cruz was having none of horror writer Stephen …

Donald Trump

Dear Abby: The burial plot she wants is already occupied

<b>DEAR ABBY:</b> My brother-in-law “Charles” has earned the privilege of being buried in a military cemetery. He lost his wife, “Claire,” to cancer 10 …

New Hampshire

Does glyphosate cause cancer? Monsanto herbicide trials take shape in US

A California man is dying of cancer, and he is blaming the glyphosate found in Monsanto's Roundup, while a judge has allowed hundreds of more cases …

Glyphosate

83-year-old Florida man posed as Marine Corps vet, collected $220K in benefits

PENSACOLA, Fla. - An 83-year-old Pensacola man pleaded guilty to charges of theft of government funds and filing false and fraudulent benefit claims …

Orlando

Implanted Bladder Sensor for Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence

A wireless insertable pressure sensor for diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence in women has the potential to eliminate the need for …

Cleveland Clinic

Cincinnati hospitals reluctantly realize that medical marijuana is coming to town

For Greater Cincinnati’s hospital systems, the coming of medical marijuana in September means that certain questions can’t be avoided much longer.

Cannabis

Suspects wanted for violent robbery at Harbor Drive trolley platform

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with San Diego police investigators are asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating two …

California