Feds: Fatigue, meth were likely cause of crash that killed 6

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A motor vehicle crash that killed six people on a Tennessee highway last year likely happened because a truck driver who failed to slow down in a construction zone was probably fatigued and had taken methamphetamine, federal investigators said Tuesday.


Survey: Doctors' political views may affect patient care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Politics in the exam room? A new study suggests patient care may vary depending on whether the doctor is a Democrat or a Republican — at least when it comes to some hot-button health issues like firearm safety.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

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