You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • Obama hosts India’s Modi for a White House dinner of water-only
    WASHINGTON – Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House, where he kicked off a two-day visit with President Barack Obama.
  • Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US
    DALLAS – A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.
  • Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach
    WASHINGTON – Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the
Advertisement
Associated Press
Sen. John McCain, middle, R-AZ, speaks and Sen. Jeff Flake, right, R-AZ, listens as they join military veterans and local politicians for a news conference

Congressional committees probing Arizona's VA care

PHOENIX — U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake say congressional committees are investigating allegations that up to 40 Arizona veterans died while awaiting medical appointments.

The two Republican senators from Arizona held a news conference Friday across the street from the Phoenix VA Medical Center.

Last week, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs said the panel's investigators concluded as many as 40 Arizona veteran deaths could be related to VA delays in providing them medical care.

Some veterans say wait times now average 55 days.

Flake says the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs also is investigating the complaints about Arizona VA facilities.

Phoenix VA Health Care System officials say they've asked for an external review by the Inspector General and will address any problems quickly.

Advertisement