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  • Impatient American Legion wants crooked Veterans Affairs managers fired

    Veterans' group tired of waiting for someone at VA to get fired for cooking the books to hide delays.

  • House veterans divided on Syria measure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against...

  • US to train veterans to install solar panels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through...

  • White House rolls out new solar energy, energy-efficiency measures

    The move comes ahead of Tuesday's United Nations climate summit in New York. The White House said the new measures would eliminate 300 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, or the equivalent of the one year's worth of carbon emissions from 60 million cars.

  • Delays contributed to patient deaths at veterans' hospital, IG concedes

    A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general confirmed that delays in care could have caused deaths at a Phoenix hospital.

  • Veterans Affairs IG couldn't see records that didn't exist for dead vets

    A government watchdog's claim that delays in care did not "conclusively" cause patients' deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital is based on medical records that cannot be trusted, the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said during a heated hearing Wednesday.

  • Whistleblower calls IG report clearing VA of deaths a 'whitewash' or cover up

    Attempts by the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs to absolve the agency of blame in patient deaths are either a whitewash or a cover up, the whistleblower who first revealed falsified appointment lists in Phoenix said in written testimony released Tuesday.

  • 'Inexcusable' changes in Veterans Affairs IG report slammed by veterans' groups

    AMVETS and Concerned Veterans for America issued a joint statement calling changes made to the IG's final report "inexcusable."

  • Fed used tax dollars to build dream house

    A Department of Veterans Affairs employee who remodeled her home using taxpayer dollars was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of theft in federal court.

  • VA critic slams Phoenix leak

    Federal laws protecting medical confidentiality of a patient who committed suicide were broken in a clumsy attempt by Department of Veterans Affairs officials to deflect criticism from an Arizona congresswoman, a veterans' advocacy group charged Friday.

  • Veterans preference fraud puts Philly woman in jail

    Authorities say the service-disabled veteran supposedly in charge of Philadelphia's Tri-Ark Industries was "merely a straw person" with no connection to the contract he helped procure.

  • Company owners charged with bilking federal preference programs

    Owners of a North Carolina construction company face charges they fraudulently obtained federal contracts using preferences reserved for small businesses run by disadvantaged minorities or disabled veterans, according to federal prosecutors.

  • Medical examiners critical of Veterans Affairs IG

    Doctors say "conclusive" proof is an unrealistic standard in judging whether patients at Phoenix VA hospital were harmed.

  • Veterans Affairs IG admits line clearing agency in deaths added after draft sent to department execs

    Changes in report on Phoenix deaths did not come from improper influence from agency higher-ups, the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general told a Senate committee Tuesday.

  • Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday. Richard Griffin, the VA's acting inspector general, said his office is investigating...



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