Rookie docs can work longer flex hours safely, study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — Surgery patients fared just as well when junior doctors worked longer than mandated hours in the first major rigorous test of regulations many physicians say hurt medical education.

  • Written by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

Generals say women should have to register for draft


WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the draft.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

No shadow: Pennsylvania groundhog 'predicts' early spring


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he "predicted" an early spring.


Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted overnight to New Hampshire. Democrats were girding for a protracted slugfest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, locked in a virtual tie.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press