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Two more VA officials resign


Two more high-ranking Veterans Affairs officials announced plans to step down from their leadership roles Wednesday, the latest personnel overhaul for an embattled department already lacking multiple top administrators.

Dr. Robert Jesse, the acting VA undersecretary for health and the official in charge of heading the department's response to the recent care delay scandals, will step aside from that role and his principal deputy post.

He'll be replaced by assistant deputy undersecretary for health Dr. Carolyn Clancy, who has worked at the department for less than a year. Jesse was working as a temporary replacement for Dr. Robert Petzel, who resigned as undersecretary in May.

VA general counsel Will Gunn will also step down from his post, which he has held since 2009. Principal deputy general counsel Tammy Kennedy will serve as acting counsel until a permanent replacement is named.

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IHOP offering 56¢ pancakes for anniversary

IHOP offering 56¢ pancakes for anniversary

(WXIA) -- In July of 1958, the very first International House of Pancakes opened in Toluca Lake, Calif. Today, IHOP has 1,627 restaurants in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several countries across the globe.

To celebrate its 56th anniversary, the chain will offer its signature buttermilk pancakes for less than they cost in the 1950s.

On Tuesday, July 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., IHOP customers can purchase a short stack for only 56¢. The pancakes cost 60¢ when the flagship restaurant opened.

Man found dead at Arlington National Cemetery


A man found dead of a gunshot wound Friday at Arlington National Cemetery has been identified as retired Air Force Col. Robert Stanton Terrill, 92, of Falls Church, Va.

"Although we have not completely ruled it out in order to conduct a complete and thorough investigation, we do not suspect foul play at this point in the investigation," said Chris Grey, spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, the lead agency investigating the death.

Terrill's neighbors confirmed that his late wife, Helen, who died in 2009, is buried at Arlington. The cemetery's online grave finder lists Helen Terrill as being buried in Section 64, where Terrill was found dead.

Credit Union TV Giveaway winners announced

Credit Union TV Giveaway winners announced

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union is celebrating their 60th anniversary all year long in branches, online and through social media. During the months of April & May members were able to register to win one of twenty LG 60” Plasma HDTV. Each of Robins Federal’s nineteen branch locations awarded a winner and a winner was awarded from entries gathered on the Robins Federal Credit Union website.

“Robins Federal is proud to be celebrating 60 years of providing financial services to Central Georgia and remains dedicated to providing outstanding value to our members. We thought giving away the TVs would be a fun way to get our members involved during our anniversary year,” said John Rhea, President/CEO of Robins Federal.

Robins Federal would like to congratulate all their winners including:

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Airman surprises grandmother he hasn't seen in years

Airman surprises grandmother he hasn't seen in years

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Dressed in military fatigues and some of his family by his side, Kyle Richert, slipped into the back door of the Kitchen at Longhorn Steakhouse on Airport Road. The managers, several servers and even First Coast News were in on a big surprise that was about to pay off.

Stephanie Higbee, Richert's mother, took two months to plan the surprise. His grandmother, Shirley Campbell was completely unaware that Richert was in the United States, let alone in the same restaurant where she was. He hasn't seen her face-to-face in two-and-a-half years.

Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

NEW YORK (CBS) - Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.

The Seattle-based chain also raised prices on some of the drinks sold in its cafes a year ago. The latest hikes don't seem to be driven purely by the surging bean costs that have pressured other coffee sellers to raise prices, however, since Starbucks has said it already locked in its coffee contracts for the rest of this fiscal year and much of the next.

In March, CEO Howard Schultz said during an interview with Fox Business that Starbucks had no intentions of raising its prices.

Airmen on standby to support operations in Iraq


The military is increasing surveillance flights over Iraq to identify possible targets for air strikes, President Obama said Thursday, while a team of airmen waits outside the country to set up and secure air operations if needed.

President Obama told reporters Thursday that the military is increasing its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance flights in Iraq to track fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and counter the threat posed by the insurgents.

"Because of our increased intelligence resources, we're developing more information about potential targets associated with ISIL and going forward, we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it," Obama said.

The announcement comes as two key senators call for U.S. airstrikes to stop ISIL advances.