Staab appealed the VA's decision to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He pointed out that the VA's regulation conflicted with a change in the law made by Congress in 2010. That change modified the language of 38 U.S.C. § 1725, which is the statute upon which the VA's regulation is based. As noted by the court, the purpose of this amendment was to "allow the VA to reimburse veterans for treatment in a non-VA facility if they have a third-party insurer that would pay a portion of the emergency care." read more
A woman on Monday accused Roy Moore of attempting to rape her when she was 16 during a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred. Beverly Young Nelson said Moore she was approached by Moore in 1975 in a Gadsen, Alabama restaurant where she worked. One night, Nelson said Moore offered her a ride home in his car. Instead of getting on the highway, Moore parked in the back of the Olde Hickory House restaurant. Nelson said she was Moore what he was doing. "Instead of answering my question, Mr. Moore reached over and began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts," Nelson said. read more
1:54 p.m. " 'You're just a child and I am the District Attorney of Etowah County, and if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you," ' Nelson claims Moore said to her before either she fell or he pushed her out of the car.
1:59 p.m. "I was not going to allow him to force me to have sex with him," Nelson said. "I was terrified. I though he was going to rape me. At some point, he gave up."
1:58 p.m. Instead of driving to Nelson's home, Moore pulled to dark area behind the restaurant, Nelson claims. Nelson says Moore groped her and tried to force her head onto his crotch.
1:54 p.m. One night when Nelson was 16, she was waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up from work, but Moore offered a ride. "I trusted Mr. Moore because he was a district attorney," Nelson said. read more
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A record number of people signed up for ObamaCare in the first few days of open enrollment this year compared to the same period in previous years, several sources close to the process told The Hill. The surge in sign-ups, which was confirmed by an administration official, comes despite fears from Democrats that enrollment would fall off due to the Trump administration's cutbacks in outreach and advertising. read more