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Poll: A&E produces a reality show about veterans dealing with PTSD

Veterans returning home from having done, in many cases, multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have to deal with a number of issues.

Trying to readjust to civilian life, getting a job, reconnecting with family – and for a fair number, dealing with the physical and emotional scars the war has inflicted – especially the emotional toll it’s taken

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks about his efforts to improve services  veterans, Friday.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks about his efforts to improve services veterans, Friday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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VA chief: 1,000 workers face disciplinary action

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees as it struggles to correct systemic problems that led to long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsification of records to cover up delays, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said.

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Willie Nelson performs at the White House
Willie Nelson performs at the White House (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Obama, first lady salute ‘American patriots’

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Offering a pre-Veterans Day salute to U.S. troops, President Barack Obama said Thursday that the "American patriots" who voluntarily go into harm's way to keep the country safe and protect its cherished freedoms have the respect and admiration of a grateful nation.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.,  joined by his wife celebrates with his supporters at an election night party in Louisville, Ky.,Tuesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by his wife celebrates with his supporters at an election night party in Louisville, Ky.,Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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GOP surge: Republicans seize control of US Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans seized control of the Senate and strengthened their hold on the House in a wave of Election Day victories Tuesday that served as a repudiation of President Barack Obama's second-term policies and put a series of Democratic-leaning states - including Obama's home, Illinois - under control of new Republican governors.

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Recovered bodies are covered with blankets after a boat carrying suspected migrants from Afghanistan and Syria sank joff the coast of Istanbul, Turkey, Monday. (AP Photo)
Recovered bodies are covered with blankets after a boat carrying suspected migrants from Afghanistan and Syria sank joff the coast of Istanbul, Turkey, Monday. (AP Photo)
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Migrant boat sinks off Turkey; 22 dead, 6 rescued

ISTANBUL (AP) -- A boat carrying suspected migrants from Afghanistan and Syria sank Monday off Istanbul's coast, leaving at least 22 people dead, authorities said. About a dozen people were believed to be missing, while six were rescued.

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Members of a Mexican honor guard stand behind the spray from a water fountain during a welcoming ceremony for El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren at the National Palace in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Members of a Mexican honor guard stand behind the spray from a water fountain during a welcoming ceremony for El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren at the National Palace in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

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Karsiah Duncan, center, son of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan speaks during a news conference while Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left rear, and Saymendy Lloyd
Karsiah Duncan, center, son of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan speaks during a news conference while Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left rear, and Saymendy Lloyd (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
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Ebola crisis leaves Dallas a city on edge

DALLAS (AP) -- Leaders are urging calm, but Dallas is a city on edge as it approaches the first Ebola incubation deadline this week.

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Afghan soldiers remove a damaged vehicle from the site of a suicide attack near a U.S. military camp in Kabul, Afghanistan Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Afghan soldiers remove a damaged vehicle from the site of a suicide attack near a U.S. military camp in Kabul, Afghanistan Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
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Taliban behead 12 people in remote Afghan province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban beheaded 12 Afghan civilians, mostly family members of local policemen, in an assault that was part of a week-long offensive that has so far killed 60 people and wounded scores in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday.

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