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51 min ago | The Daily Record

World War II veteran, 91, becomes online hit with Twitter fight for social justice

But the 91-year-old RAF veteran admits he is astonished that his outspoken tweets have attracted 6000 followers around the world.


Related Topix: Twitter, Life

Fri Aug 22, 2014


Missouri cop on leave over inflammatory video

A Missouri police officer involved in maintaining security in troubled Ferguson was put on administrative leave Friday after a video surfaced showing him railing about the Supreme Court, Muslims, and his past -- and perhaps, he said, his future -- as "a killer."


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Life

ABC 27

World War II veteran celebrates 90th birthday

Gamber's family arranged a special "card shower" to honor Gamber, and people from all over the United States sent their birthday wishes.


Related Topix: Life, Prison, Dauphin County, PA, Education Etc., Harrisburg, PA


Local Korean War veteran pleased by support of Korean government

When someone dies, often their online identity dies as well. A new law in one state, however, is looking to change that.


Related Topix: Life, South Korea, World News, Asia, Peabody, KS

The Wichita Eagle

VA reviews caregiver support in Charleston

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is calling for tighter controls on the support program for family members and others who care for vets treated at the Ralph Johnson Medical Center in Charleston.


Related Topix: Life

The News-Star

Two accused of mugging veteran, 91, at La. casinoTwo accused of...

Two accused of mugging veteran, 91, at La. casino Two accused of mugging 91-year-old World War II vet in Shreveport casino Check out this story on Shreveport police say a 91-year-old man was injured by two muggers who took some of his casino winnings, but the World War II veteran injured one of his attackers.


Related Topix: Life

Wirral Globe

Former Wirral soldiers near the end of motorbike trek for war veterans

TWO former soldiers from Wirral are in the final stages of a motorcycle trek through 26 European Cities to raise cash for war veterans.


Related Topix: Life, Merseyside County, England, United Kingdom, Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Burnley Citizen

East Lancs RAF war hero killed in motorbike smash

A WAR veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has died after his motorbike was involved in a head-on collision on a country road.


Related Topix: Life, Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Roll Call

Top 5 Races to Watch in New England

New England hasn't been fertile territory for Republican candidates of late, but the party has an opportunity to gain House seats in the region this November.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frank Guinta, John Tierney, Democrat, Barney Frank, Life, Representative Ann McLane

KXLY-TV Spokane

Lewis gets 10 years in prison for Frank Motta killing

A young man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for killing a decorated Vietnam veteran as he tried to break up an underage drinking party.


Related Topix: Life

VA town hall addresses veterans' concerns

More than 100 veterans gathered at a town hall at the Phoenix VA Wednesday to voice their concerns over the reported lack of care for Valley veterans.


Related Topix: Life

Journal Gazette

Materials sought for vet's home

Earlier this summer, UPSTAR, a Realtors association, announced plans to build a home for an Afghanistan veteran who had come home with major injuries and put out a plea for monetary or in-kind donations.


Related Topix: Life, Fort Wayne, IN

This is Local London

Greenwich war veteran's emotional visit to Singapore memorial

A Greenwich war veteran is about to embark on an emotional journey to see his brother's name on a Singapore war memorial.


Related Topix: Life, US Military, US Air Force

The Northern Echo

Darlington war veteran will get to see Lancaster flypast, after ticket benefactor comes forward

A VETERAN of Bomber Command who feared he would miss out on a nostalgic flypast has got his wish for a ticket to the sold-out event.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Burt Lancaster, Life

Santa Cruz Sentinel

New Secretary of Veterans Affairs visits VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Robert A. McDonald, secretary of Veterans Affairs, left, meets with veteran Leon Evans Jr. at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Polytrauma unit, where he receives physical therapy using a recently donated Ekso Bionic exoskeleton suit.


Related Topix: Life

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Tom Morello, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath Featured on Protest Song Compilation

Rage Against the Machine 's Tom Morello and Rise Against 's Tim McIlrath are two of the artists featured on a upcoming collection of protest songs called This Concerns Everyone .


Related Topix: Tom Morello, Punk, Pop/Rock, Rise Against, Rage Against the Machine, Life, Anti-Flag

Marine Corps Times

Website seeks to connect Korea vets with original wartime photos

More than 5.7 million Americans served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. A New York state-based project seeks to connect Korean Warw photos with the soldiers featured in them or their families.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Department of Defense, US News, US Military, US Air Force, Penfield, NY, Life, Rochester, NY

Detroit News

Veterans air complaints at Detroit VA hearing

Leonard Henderson, 66, of Detroit talks about his problems with the Veterans Administration with David Leonard, director of the Detroit Regional Office of the VA, on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Michigan, Life


Veterans help flood victims

"I'm a Vietnam veteran, so I am considered one of the older guys in the group," said Bob Pries of Farmington Hills.


Related Topix: Life, Farmington Hills, MI, Dearborn Heights, MI

The Fairfield Ledger

Woman gets Iowa prison time for defrauding VA

A 33-year-old Fort Dodge woman has been sentenced to an Iowa prison for defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Life