Military affairs

President Donald Trump holds up a presidential memorandum that he signed that discharges the federal student loan debt of totally and permanently disabled veterans following his speech at the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Convention in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 21, 2019 - 2:14 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. Trump ordered the Education Department to "eliminate every penny of federal student...
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August 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he was impaired on duty has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that a grand jury indicted Dr. Robert Morris Levy in the...
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, retired nurse Tim Thomas, who assisted in a surgery in the parking lot of Watsonville Community Hospital after the facility lost power following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, poses during his visit to Lodi, Calif. California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Talk of scaling back the standards upsets Thomas, who was thrown to the floor during the earthquake. "To not make provisions to have the hospitals keep pace with the rest of the infrastructure doesn't make any sense to me" says Thomas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 04, 2019 - 8:43 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. But when a pair of strong earthquakes struck the region last month, the hospital couldn't use it. Structurally, the building was OK...
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In this photo provided by Ministry of Emergency Situations of Krasnoyarsk Region on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, a fire in a forest in Krasnoyarsk Region, Eastern Russia. The head of Russia's meteorological service says he sees global climate change as a factor behind the wildfires blazing throughout Siberia and the country's Far East. (Ministry of Emergency Situations of Krasnoyarsk Region via AP)
August 04, 2019 - 7:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military says its aircraft dropped more than 1,200 metric tons of water (1,300 short tons) in a single day on wildfires in Siberia and made some progress in extinguishing the vast blazes. The Russian armed forces said the water from military planes and helicopters doused...
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In this Jan. 7, 2019 photograph provided by Action for Defenceless People Foundation, Hungarian doctors Gergely Pataki, left, and Andras Csokay pose together with Rabeya and Rukaya, two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head in Budapest, Hungary. Two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head have been successfully separated by a medical team led by 35 Hungarian doctors and were in a stable condition after the 30-hour procedure ended Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at a military hospital in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.(Miklos Bemer/Action for Defenceless People Foundation via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 7:39 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head have been successfully separated by a medical team led by 35 Hungarian doctors. The 3-year-old sisters, Rabeya and Rukaya, were in a stable condition after the 30-hour procedure ended Friday at a military hospital in...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 22, 2019 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are on the cusp of a critical debt and budget agreement, a deal that would amount to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over fiscal deadlines. Aides on both...
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In this April 23, 2019 photo, research scientist Leila Walker, left, is assisted by nutritional physiologist Holly McClung, center, as they demonstrate equipment designed to evaluate fitness levels in female soldiers, not shown, who have joined elite fighting units such the Navy Seals, at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, in Natick, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 21, 2019 - 9:31 am
ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the grueling initial assessment phase for Green...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, left, sit on chairs as they listen to the national anthems prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Thursday, July 11, 2019. German Chancellor and the visiting Danish prime minister sit through their countries' national anthems at the welcoming ceremony in Berlin, a day after the latest of three incidents in which Merkel's body shook as she stood during similar events. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 11, 2019 - 6:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the visiting Danish prime minister sat through their countries' national anthems at a ceremony in Berlin Thursday, a day after Merkel shook as she stood at a similar event in the latest of three incidents that have raised concern about her health...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of Finland Antti Rinne listen to the national anthems at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Merkel's body shook visibly as she stood alongside the Finnish prime minister and listen to the national anthems during the welcoming ceremony at the chancellery. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 10, 2019 - 5:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there's nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister...
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In this photo provided by the Tunisian presidency, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi signs a decree in Tunis, Friday, July 5, 2019. Tunisia's first democratically elected president, 92-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi made his first official appearance Friday since being taken to a military hospital after falling seriously ill last month. (Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidency via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 8:46 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's 92-year-old president Beji Caid Essebsi has made his first public appearance since leaving hospital following a serious illness. Video from the president's office showed Essebsi signing a decree Friday authorizing elections in October and November and making a brief...
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