Technology crammed into cars worsens driver distraction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study says.

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Trump Justice Dept ends transgender workplace protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a memo released Thursday that rescinds guidance issued under the Obama administration.


  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN and DAVID CRARY , Associated Press

Cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens


BOSTON (AP) — A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing pedestrians on a muggy morning.


  • Written by By PHILIP MARCELO , Associated Press

Gene therapy helps boys with 'Lorenzo's Oil' disease


The fledgling field of gene therapy has scored another win: An experimental treatment seemed to help boys with the inherited nerve disease featured in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil."


  • Written by By MARILYNN MARCHIONE , AP Chief Medical Writer

Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Locked out of his home and with nowhere else to go, Wilfredo Ortiz Marrero rode out Hurricane Maria inside a Jeep, which was lifted off its wheels by floodwaters in the parking lot. He then endured days without enough food or running water.


  • Written by By MICHAEL MELIA and DANICA COTO , Associated Press