News bites: Virginia Gov. rethinks support for ultrasound bill

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is backing off his unconditional support for a bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, The Washington Post reports.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is upset that Republicans won't allow her birth-control hearing to be televised, Politico reports.

The Obama administration is preparing new regulations on school vending machines, reports The New York Times.

The Alliance Defense Fund and Geneva College have filed a lawsuit against the health law's birth-control coverage mandate.

The American Heart Association launches a new online-only, free-access scientific journal: the Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease (JAHA).