AP finds Boston police inflate progress on searches, frisks

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police say they're narrowing the gap between how often black residents are subjected to stops, searches and frisks as compared with whites and other ethnic groups. But an Associated Press review of recently released police data suggests the improvement is more modest than the department claims.

  • Written by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press

Pentagon: US drone strike hits training camp in Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. airstrike using multiple drones and manned aircraft struck a training camp in Somalia Saturday, killing more than 150 al-Shabab fighters who were preparing to launch a large-scale attack, likely against African or U.S. personnel, the Pentagon said Monday.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

High court voids Alabama ruling against lesbian adoption

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Alabama's top court went too far when it tried to upend a lesbian mother's adoption of her partner's children.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press

Accident or crime? VA worker faces trial in patient's death

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Hospital officials called it an accident when a 70-year-old psychiatric patient was fatally injured in an altercation with a nursing assistant at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in central Louisiana three years ago.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press