Military affairs

June 04, 2018 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The office of the Pentagon's inspector general has begun an investigation of White House doctor Ronny Jackson. A spokesman for the IG's office, Bruce Anderson, announced the probe but said he could not comment on the specific allegations. Jackson withdrew his nomination to lead...
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May 30, 2018 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump named the chief of staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs to lead the agency on an acting basis on Wednesday while the president's nominee awaits Senate confirmation. The White House said Trump had designated Peter O'Rourke to serve as acting VA...
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FILE - This March 22, 2018 file photo shows candidates for the Republican nomination to U.S. Senate, from left, Russell Fagg, Troy Downing, Matt Rosendale and Albert Olszewski listen to a question posed by a moderator belonging to the College Republicans at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. Outside money has poured into Montana's Republican U.S. Senate primary that will decide the challenger for Democratic incumbent Jon Tester. (Rachel Leathe/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
May 28, 2018 - 12:21 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Outside money is pouring into Montana's U.S. Senate race even before Republicans settle on a nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who has become a leading target of the GOP after drawing the fury of President Donald Trump. Four Republicans are jockeying for a last...
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May 25, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to sign separate measures in the coming weeks to give people with deadly diseases access to experimental treatments and to provide veterans greater access to private medical care at taxpayer expense, the president's liaison to Congress said Friday...
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May 25, 2018 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives has voted to require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to determine whether U.S. military or intelligence personnel violated the law in interrogations of detainees in Yemen. By voice vote, the House on Thursday adopted the measure as part of the 2019...
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President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Slabinski oversaw a daring 2002 assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop and carried a "seriously wounded teammate down a sheer cliff face" while leading "an arduous trek across one kilometer of precipitous terrain, through waist-deep snow while continuing to call fire on the enemy." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 24, 2018 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday inducted a new member into "the world's most exclusive club of heroes" by awarding a Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who led a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002. Trump presented the nation's most...
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