Researchers: Nearly 400 drug addicts helped in police effort

BOSTON (AP) — A novel drug addiction program developed in a small Massachusetts fishing town and since replicated in dozens of cities nationwide was able to place almost 400 addicts into treatment nearly each time they sought it during the first year of operation, researchers say in a report being published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Written by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press

Before Trump's presidency, US privacy board in disarray

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal board responsible for protecting Americans against abuses by spy agencies is in disarray just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

Deep divide stops effort to repeal North Carolina LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal North Carolina's anti-LGBT law collapsed when both sides balked and started blaming each other, likely meaning the state will remain a pariah shunned by corporations, entertainers and high-profile sporting events.

  • Written by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press; EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

White nationalists raise millions with tax-exempt charities

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The federal government has allowed four groups at the forefront of the white nationalist movement to register as charities and raise more than $7.8 million in tax-deductible donations over the past decade, according to an Associated Press review.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press