WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C.
Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson tells a House committee VA health care sites experienced a 10.5 percent increase in workload for the 12-month period that ended in April.
Gibson says the VA needs flexibility from Congress...
SOUTH AMHERST, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio auxiliary firefighter reported a fake fire so he could head to the scene and earn a paycheck, but a different department was dispatched instead and he is now facing charges.
Twenty-seven-year old Dean Evans, of Lorain, is charged with inducing panic and making false alarms.
Lorain County sheriff's deputies tell The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria (http://bit.ly/1NeJxyw ) that Evans said he made the fake...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge has ordered prosecutors to provide more information on witnesses and allegations against the co-defendant of former NFL star Darren Sharper in a federal drug and sexual assault case.
Sharper has pleaded guilty to drug and sexual assault cases in multiple jurisdictions. However, his co-defendant in a Louisiana-based federal case, Brandon Licciardi (lih-CHAR'-dee), has pleaded not guilty.
NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of a documentary about American Muslim comedians has sued the operator of New York subways after its ads were rejected.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. New York-based video-production company Vaguely Qualified Productions seeks unspecified damages and an order allowing the display of advertisements promoting the 2013 film "The Muslims Are Coming!" The advertisements...
ATLANTA (AP) — Police in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell say they've turned over their investigative file on Bobbi Kristina Brown to the district attorney, who will determine whether any charges will be filed.
The 22-year-old Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell home Jan. 31.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press that his office will be "reviewing the case with...
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones.
The wireless carrier shattered longstanding industry practices two years ago by eliminating two-year service contracts and letting customers upgrade phones before they are fully paid off. T-Mobile charged $10 to participate in the Jump program, on top of the cost of the phone, paid in monthly installments.