5 ex-cops to plead guilty in bridge shootings after Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five former New Orleans police officers say in court that they will plead guilty to lesser charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days that followed Hurricane Katrina.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press

BYU students investigated by school after reporting rape

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Madeline MacDonald says she was an 18-year-old freshman at Brigham Young University when she was sexually assaulted by a man she met on an online dating site.

  • Written by HALLIE GOLDEN, Associated Press

Study: Warming giving US type of weather we prefer _ for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public doesn't rank climate change as big a threat as do scientists and the rest of the world, a new study suggests.

  • Written by BY SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Better preemie pain relief sought amid new call for action

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are poked, prodded and jabbed as part of medical care meant to help them survive — and it can be heart-wrenching to watch.

  • Written by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer