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AP Source: Seahawks releasing veterans Britt, Fluker

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are releasing Justin Britt and D.J. Fluker in a major overhaul of their offensive line that clears significant salary cap space. A person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Sunday that Britt had been informed he is being released, ending six seasons with the […]

‘Is my dad alive?’: Outrage as deaths mount at veterans home

Desperate for information as coronavirus deaths mounted at the Massachusetts veterans home where her father lived, Susan Kenney drove there with her question written in big letters on her car window: “Is my dad alive?” He was. But not for long. Kenney’s father and 69 others who served their country have died after contracting the […]

Virtual ceremony held in Hartford to remember fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — There won’t be parades or large ceremonies this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Memorial Day will be celebrated to remember our heroes. Leading up to the holiday weekend, Thursday evening Governor Ned Lamont remembered the fallen in a ceremony. The crowd was small as our nation faces a very […]

WWII veteran, age 99, raises millions for UK health service

LONDON (AP) — A 99-year-old British army veteran who started walking laps in his garden as part of a humble fundraiser for the National Health Service has surprised himself by generating millions of pounds within days. Tom Moore’s family used social media to help him get donations to support health care workers during the coronavirus […]

Schumer calls on VA to explain use of unproven drug on vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the VA needs to provide Congress more […]

VA says it’ll stop almost all use of unproven drug on vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Thursday that his department has all but stopped use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19. At a House hearing, he defended initial use of hydroxychloroquine on coronavirus patients as justified “to give them hope,” given few treatment options at the time. But Wilkie […]

WWII vets to join Trump at VE Day ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight World War II veterans — the youngest of them age 96 — will join President Donald Trump at a wreath-laying ceremony Friday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. Their hopes to mark the day in Moscow were dashed because of the coronovirus pandemic. White […]

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