Zoetis launching new doggy med for noise-related anxiety

Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit, thanks to the first prescription veterinary medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises — a widespread problem that causes property destruction, terrified dogs running away and even life-threatening injuries or euthanasia for some.

  • Written by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

1st US penis transplant could bring hope to maimed soldiers

BOSTON (AP) — A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the nation's first penis transplant, a groundbreaking operation that may also help accident victims and some of the many U.S. veterans maimed by roadside bombs.

  • Written by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press

Low-income high schoolers to get grants for college courses

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, thousands of low-income high-school students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses for credit, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buckling under conservative pressure, the Republican-led House Rules Committee pulled a legislative sleight of hand and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women between the ages of 18 and 25 to sign up for a military draft.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

NTSB blames distracted engineer for deadly Amtrak wreck

WASHINGTON (AP) — The speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, most likely ran off the rails because the engineer was distracted by word of a nearby commuter train getting hit by a rock, federal investigators concluded Tuesday.

  • Written by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press