Veterans

This X-ray image provided by the attorney for Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, Ct., shows a scalpel that Turner claims was left inside him after undergoing surgery in 2013 at a Veterans Administration hospital in Connecticut. The army veteran is suing the hospital after the scalpel was only discovered years later and he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. (Courtesy of FAXON Law Group via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 1:27 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, sued the VA in U.S...
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Flanked by residents of the Illinois Veterans Home, Gov. Bruce Rauner addresses members of the media during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Smith Hall on the campus of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill. Rauner has been staying at the facility since last week to better understand the operations of the home after it experienced a Legionnaires' disease outbreak. (Phil Carlson/The Quincy Herald-Whig via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 4:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner emerged Wednesday from a weeklong stay at a military veterans' home beset by a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak and announced the state will replace the plumbing at the sprawling, 130-year-old site. The first-term Republican told reporters that...
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This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department shows Lt. Matthew LeTourneau. The veteran firefighter was fatally injured Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, when a burning row home collapsed in Philadelphia and he became pinned under the debris, authorities said. (Philadelphia Fire Department via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 5:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A funeral date has been set for the veteran Philadelphia firefighter who was fatally injured when a burning row home collapsed over the weekend. Officials on Monday said a funeral mass for Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau will be held Friday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints...
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January 06, 2018 - 3:05 am
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Mostly empty stools surround a medium-sized bar as you walk into the dimly lit American Legion Post 351 on Verona Road in Penn Hills. Hung at the end of the bar is the first dollar spent there, with the date the doors opened displayed prominently below it — May 15, 1973. When...
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Erin Bond, back, 33, of Apple Valley, Minn., and her husband, John, right, 35, go in for a group hug with Olga Kemaeva, 34, the widow of Russian tourist Anton Kemaev, as they meet for the first time at the Residence Inn by Marriott on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017, in North Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bond believes he received Kemaev's kidney in a transplant operation he is currently recovering from. His family found out the donor was a 35-year-old Russian who had died from a gunshot wound and Googled the information, finding Kemaev's story in recent news. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
January 05, 2018 - 12:24 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Russian man who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh last month donated his organs — and the Army National Guard veteran who received his kidney gave an emotional thank-you to the man's widow. Anton Kemaev was on a travel visa touring around the United States, and was...
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This undated photo released by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office shows Matthew Riehl. The 37-year-old man was shot to death Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, after shooting at the deputies, killing one. Authorities in suburban Denver are investigating what led Riehl to fire more than 100 rounds in his apartment on sheriff's deputies. (Douglas County Sheriff via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 5:35 am
DENVER (AP) — He was once a standout student in law school and an Army medic who deployed to Iraq. By last weekend, he lay dead in a Colorado apartment building, killed by a SWAT team after he gunned down a 29-year-old deputy. Matthew Riehl's six-year descent from a budding attorney to a gunman who...
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This undated photo released by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office shows Matthew Riehl. The 37-year-old man was shot to death Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, after shooting at the deputies, killing one. Authorities in suburban Denver are investigating what led Riehl to fire more than 100 rounds in his apartment on sheriff's deputies. (Douglas County Sheriff via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 8:17 pm
DENVER (AP) — He was once a standout student in law school and an Army medic who deployed to Iraq. By last weekend, he lay dead in a Colorado apartment building, killed by a SWAT team after he gunned down a 29-year-old deputy. Matthew Riehl's six-year descent from a budding attorney to a gunman who...
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January 03, 2018 - 3:06 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators determined the fatal police shooting of a homeless Navy veteran outside a Southern California convenience store last year was justified, the Orange County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. Video shows the man reaching for the officer's duty belt as...
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Gracie Parrish, center, holds a candle for her late husband Zackari Parrish, a Douglas County deputy, at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colo., Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. A man who shot and killed the Colorado deputy and wounded several others along with a few civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, authorities said Monday. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)
January 02, 2018 - 10:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — The gunman who killed a Colorado sheriff's deputy escaped from the mental health ward of a VA hospital in Wyoming in 2014 but was located and returned, according to a Veterans Affairs document obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday. The document was provided to the AP by a...
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David Morgan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., holds an American flag as a procession of law enforcement vehicles accompany a hearse carrying the body of a sheriff's deputy shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 01, 2018 - 7:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, authorities said Monday. Shooter Matthew Riehl, 37,...
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