- US agrees to pay millions for Agent Orange claims Updated: Jun-18-15 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.
- FBI: Surveillance flights by the book, rarely track phones Updated: Jun-18-15 3:41 am
WASHINGTON - The FBI assured Congress in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras - with some planes equipped with binoculars - and said only five times in five years has it tracked cellphones from the sky.
- VA nomination on hold in Senate over Agent Orange dispute Updated: Jun-11-15 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Three Democratic senators are holding up a confirmation vote on President Barack Obama's nominee for Veterans Affairs' top health post, citing the department's delay in extending disability benefits to Air Force reservists possibly exposed to Agent Orange.