Veterans Affairs

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo, Track Palin, left, talks with his lawyer Patrick Bergt before a hearing in Anchorage, Alaska. The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin checked in to an Anchorage halfway house Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to begin a year in custody in an assault on his father. Track Palin was initially scheduled to enter the halfway house Oct. 31 after new assault allegations disqualified him from a veterans therapeutic court program. But he won a delay after his lawyer said a bed at a treatment hospital for veterans became available. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)
December 05, 2018 - 4:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The elder son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin turned himself in to an Anchorage halfway house Wednesday to begin a year in custody, following his conviction for assaulting his father, an official said. Track Palin was initially scheduled to enter the halfway house Oct. 31...
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November 16, 2018 - 12:15 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to sue the military, under a ruling by a federal judge in Connecticut. Senior U.S...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, left, lowers his head after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 15, 2018 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will try to provide timely payments of college aid to thousands of veterans after delays due to problems with its IT systems. President Donald Trump last year signed off the biggest boost in GI benefits in a decade. But the legislation...
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FILE- In this April 3, 2017, file photo U.S. Army soldiers march in formation during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. If you’re a veteran with student debt, you have repayment rights unique to military service members that can keep you on track and out of default. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 09, 2018 - 12:23 pm
If you're a veteran with student debt, you have repayment rights unique to military service members that can keep you on track and out of default. Federal student loan default occurs after nine months without a payment. Late notices turn into collection calls, and your creditor - the government -...
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Montana Senator Jon Tester shakes hands with Jack Pinski Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at his election party in Great Falls, Mont. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the midterm elections (all times local): 1 p.m. Montana Democrat Jon Tester has won a third Senate term, beating Republican Matt Rosendale, the state auditor. President Donald Trump had taken a personal interest in defeating Tester, and had visited the state to...
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Bruce Springsteen performs at the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
November 06, 2018 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen teamed up with country star Eric Church on a version of "Working on the Highway" and Jon Stewart laced into Donald Trump at a bawdy event Monday in New York that gathered comedians and musicians to help raise money for military veterans. Springsteen, a vocal critic...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2018 - 8:51 pm
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is sharing the stage at a Florida rally with the state's Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor, at the same time taking swipes at their Democratic opponents. Trump's...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2018 - 9:53 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana of viciously attacking Adm. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor whom the president had tapped to be...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, Ranking Member Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. Political observers say a key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 stick with the president and support Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale this year. Democratic leaders and advocacy groups say women are highly motivated to vote in the Nov. 6 election with absentee ballots being mailed out on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 13, 2018 - 10:28 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester went on the attack Saturday against Republican candidate Matt Rosendale as the Montana Democrat fights to keep his seat in a tightening Senate race. Tester is one of 10 Senate Democrats seeking re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in 2016. He...
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Track Palin, left, talks with his lawyer Patrick Bergt before a hearing in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will spend a year in custody after a judge ruled Wednesday that allegations of hitting a woman on the head disqualified him from a therapeutic program for veterans stemming from a separate assault case. A judge told Track Palin on Wednesday that he was dropped from the program offering veterans mental health treatment instead of a traditional sentence. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
October 03, 2018 - 8:46 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will spend a year in custody after a judge ruled Wednesday that allegations of hitting a woman on the head disqualified him from a therapeutic program for veterans tied to a separate assault case. Track Palin, 29, has been...
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