APNewsBreak: House reaches deal to greatly expand GI Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve.

  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press

US vets to get France's highest distinction for WWII service

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bombardier who became known for his accuracy as he flew 31 raids during World War II is one of three Rhode Island veterans who will receive France's highest distinction, the Legion of Honor.

  • Written by By JENNIFER McDERMOTT , Associated Press

Ruling opens door for missing fisherman's parents to sue

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has opened to door for the family of a Florida teenager to sue his friend's mother after the boys never returned from a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic.


Top US diplomat wraps up Gulf tour, but impasse grinds on

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat wrapped up his first foray in shuttle diplomacy on Thursday with little sign of progress in breaking a deadlock between Qatar and four Arab neighbors that are isolating it.

  • Written by By ADAM SCHRECK , Associated Press