Hope, relief for transgender military families in new policy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Like many transgender teens, Jenn Brewer faced bullying when she came out. Some classmates called her "tranny," and a few teachers refused to address the 13-year-old by anything other than her male birth name, she said.

  • Written by BEN FINLEY, Associated Press

Plan to revamp Chicago police misconduct probes gets review

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create a new agency that would investigate police shootings and police misconduct allegations drew sharp criticism Tuesday from some City Council members who said the proposed ordinance lacks necessary transparency and oversight over a department long plagued by a reputation of misconduct and brutality.

  • Written by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

LAPD releases video showing suspect with gun before shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police released surveillance video Tuesday showing an 18-year-old black suspect running from police while holding what appears to be a gun in his left hand just before he was fatally shot by officers in a police killing that has generated widespread protests.

  • Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Defense: Georgia hot car death is dad's fault, but no crime

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man charged with killing his toddler son wept in court Tuesday as his attorney told a jury the child's death two years ago inside a hot SUV is certainly the father's fault, but he committed no crime.

  • Written by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

As demand for cars falters, auto prices are poised to fall

DETROIT (AP) — While the U.S. inched its way out of the Great Recession, consumers went car shopping in droves. As sales rebounded, the price of cars and trucks rose to record highs.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer