The HillLeading doctors group calls for automatic weapons ban after Las Vegas shooting
The American College of Physicians issued a statement Monday labeling mass shootings a “serious public health issue” and calling for a ban on automatic and semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The group’s comments come after a shooting at a country music festival near the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday night that killed at least 59 people and injured 527 others.

 
CNNHouse passes ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy
The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that would criminalize abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for instances in which the life of the mother is at risk and in cases involving rape or incest. The bill passed the House by a vote of 237 for and 189 against, largely on party lines.

 
The Washington PostAs Puerto Rico relief grows, the military will set up numerous hospitals
The top U.S. general, Jeffrey S. Buchanan, overseeing hurricane relief in Puerto Rico said the military will establish numerous hospitals there in coming days, as thousands of additional troops and dozens more helicopters arrive. Since Buchanan arrived Sept. 28, the number of troops doubled to 9,000, including about 4,000 members of the National Guard. At least a “couple thousand” more troops will deploy from the U.S. mainland, Buchanan said.

 
Kaiser Health NewsHepatitis C drug’s lower cost paves way expanded treatment
The recent approval of a less expensive drug that generally cures hepatitis C in just eight weeks may make it easier for more insurers and correctional facilities to expand treatment. Mavyret is the first drug to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration that can cure all six genetic types of hepatitis C in about two months in patients who haven’t previously been treated.