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Thousands of junior doctors at English hospitals staged a second strike into Thursday against proposed new conditions and pay rates for working unsociable hours. Junior doctors -- all medics below consultant level -- were providing only emergency care during the 24-hour strike, which runs from Wednesday until 8:00am (0800 GMT) Thursday. Nearly 3,000 operations have been postponed, National Health Service (NHS) England said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago.