June 11, 2014

Illinois Soldier Killed By Friendly Fire

Family members are remembering a 19-year-old Illinois soldier who was among five Americans killed this week in Afghanistan as a classy young man who dreamed of a career in the military or law enforcement.


June 10, 2014

Danville VA Disputes Audit Findings

A spokesman for the VA’s Illiana Medical Center in Danville says he’s had no indication there were serious problems with patient wait times there.


Sloan Gibson
(Matt York/AP)
June 10, 2014

With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

A new generation of American vets are home from war — about 2.6 million of them. And older veterans, many from the Vietnam era, are now hitting in their 60s, 70s or 80s — there's about 10 million of them. Taking care of both groups is getting expensive.


Parents and family in Troutdale, Oregon
(Amelia Templeton /Oregon Public Broadcasting)
June 10, 2014

Gunman Kills Student In Oregon School Shooting

A shooter entered an Oregon high school with a rifle today and killed one student and injured a teacher, authorities said.


An AeroVironment Puma drone
(Keith Cunningham/AP)
June 10, 2014

Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued the first permit in its history for an unmanned aircraft to fly over U.S. soil. Oil company BP will use a drone from the company AeroVironment to conduct surveys in Alaska.


June 10, 2014

Possible Friendly-Fire Incident Kills 5 Americans In Afghanistan

Five U.S. service members have died in southern Afghanistan, in a possible case of friendly fire. Afghan media are citing a local official who says the troops' air support mistakenly bombed their position. The attack is still under investigation.


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