APNewsBreak: VA OKs more private care for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK’-ee) announced the change Saturday. He says VA facilities are enhancing their clinic...

Korean War Veteran Reburied In Ohio 64 Years Later

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The remains of a Marine from northwestern Ohio are being reburied in his home state more than six decades after he was killed in North Korea and buried with hundreds of unidentified Korean War veterans. Twenty-three-year-old Cpl. Harold W. Reed died in an...
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Thai coup leaders summon academics, journalists

A protester is detained by Thai soldiers during an anti-coup demonstration at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday, May 24, 2014. Thailand’s coup leaders said Saturday that they would keep former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Cabinet members and...

Ohio Scratch-off Lottery Winner Settles For $710K

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man who won $2 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket at a Toledo truck stop in 2010 finally got a payoff from the state of Ohio. Records show the Ohio Court of Claims approved Mahmoud Dabaja’s $710,000 settlement with the Ohio Lottery...
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VIPs pour into Florence to fete Kardashian-Kanye

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Hollywood celebrities are adding star power to the Renaissance splendor of Florence, as VIPs arrive for what is rumored to be the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in a 16th-century fort. The city’s mayor’s...

Coast Guard Recovers Body From Cleveland Harbor

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a body found in the city’s harbor. The U.S. Coast Guard says a fisherman spotted the body late Friday afternoon. A Coast Guard crew conducting a training exercise nearby recovered the body a short time later.
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Pacers’ George says he’s ready for Game 3

AP Photo/Michael Conroy MIAMI (AP) — Indiana’s Paul George had no setbacks in his final workout before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals and said he is ready to play when the Pacers visit the Miami Heat on Saturday night. George sustained a concussion in the...

3 killed, 1 injured at Brussels Jewish Museum

BRUSSELS (AP) — At least three people have been killed and one seriously injured in a spree of gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday, officials said. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, who was in the vicinity, said the scene “was terrible and...
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Egypt’s el-Sissi seeks ties with US on his terms

FILE — This undated 2006 file photograph provided by the U.S. Army War College photo lab shows Egyptian Brig. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, in a group photo of the International Fellows class of 2006 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Egypt’s likely next president,...

At least 3 killed at Brussels Jewish Museum

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian officials say that at least three people have been killed in gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, in a post on Twitter, said he was “shocked by the murders committed at the Jewish Museum”...