Latest "burn pit" stories
Toxic exposure bill nears finish line with House approval
The measure will extend health care and disability benefits for veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Supreme Court upholds state government work protections for reservists
The Supreme Court allowed a former state trooper to sue Texas over his claim that he was forced out of his job when he returned from Army service in Iraq.
Senate leaders promise vote on expanding benefits for burn pit victims
The sweeping bill has been stalled in the Senate over concerns related to cost and potential workload burdens on Veterans Affairs workers.
Supreme Court rejects appeal from veterans in burn pit lawsuit against KBR, Halliburton
The ruling means that private companies involved in burn pit operations will likely not face punishment for their role.
By Todd South