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

3 charged with several crimes in Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two state regulators and a Flint employee were charged Wednesday with evidence tampering and other felonies and misdemeanors, for the first time raising the lead-tainted water crisis in the Michigan city to a criminal case.

  • Written by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press ED WHITE, Associated Press

Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Appeals ruling threatens key provision of North Carolina law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling on transgender bathroom access in public schools threatens a key provision of a North Carolina law limiting protections for the LGBT community.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Sushi alert: Grim outlook for bluefin tuna

TOKYO (AP) — The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers' favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels.

  • Written by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer