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  • Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism

    Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism
    For extraordinary acts of courage during the D-day invasion of World War II, Walter Ehlers received the nation's highest military award — the Medal of Honor. And it changed his life. "I didn't have a life before the medal," Ehlers said in a 2004...
  • Social Security to expedite veteran disability claims

    Social Security to expedite veteran disability claims
    The Social Security Administration plans to streamline its review of disability claims for veterans starting next month, shaving weeks off the process by which it determines benefits, officials are set to announce Wednesday. The Woodlawn-based agency...
  • Baltimore VA office worst in nation for processing disability claims

    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office. The...
  • As marijuana laws change, health risks of pot use are weighed

    As marijuana laws change, health risks of pot use are weighed
    Now that people in Colorado (and, soon, Washington state) can buy marijuana about as easily as they can pick up a 12-pack of Bud Light, it's a good time to ask: How risky is it to turn to pot? President Obama has already shared his opinion, telling...
  • State and territory tourist office phone numbers and websites

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262 or...
  • UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings

    UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings
    The University of California has released to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during an earthquake. The release was significant because it gives city officials the first...
  • Senate Democrats: "pragmatic, problem-solving"

    I posted earlier about legislation the House Republican caucus is pointing to as the session heads into its second half. Here now is the Senate Democrats' version. Cut and pasted below from their email. Please forgive any odd formatting: RICHMOND, VA...
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to play Virginia Beach in April

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to play Virginia Beach in April
    It's starting to look like a huge summer for Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach. In addition to previously unveiled shows by Elton John, Jimmy Buffett and Dave Matthews, promoters announced Monday that  Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band...
  • Strategies for getting a mortgage amid tougher federal rules

    WASHINGTON — The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal "ability to repay" and "qualified mortgage" regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and...
  • Jimmy Buffett to sail into Virginia Beach for show in May

    Jimmy Buffett to sail into Virginia Beach for show in May
    For artists like Jimmy Buffett, it seems the road goes on forever and the party never ends -- to borrow a phrase from the great songwriter Robert Earl Keen. Buffett's coming back to Virginia Beach for a show on May 24 and his fans -- Parrotheads -- will...
  • Congress seeks to spur construction of Orlando's VA hospital

    WASHINGTON --Frustrated by ongoing problems with VA construction projects, a pair of U.S. lawmakers today revived efforts to pass legislation that would bring more oversight to these efforts, including a long-delayed VA hospital in Central Florida....