Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for savings on the disabled

BOSTON (AP) — Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and Lyft, unsettling some advocates who note that ride-hailing services have themselves faced criticism over accessibility.

  • Written by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press

1 year after Freddie Gray, police work to heal city's wounds

BALTIMORE (AP) — A year after the death of Freddie Gray, a small part of his legacy can be seen at a southwest Baltimore recreation center, where the pounding of basketballs and squeak of sneakers echo off the walls as young black men in shorts and sweats face off.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Georgia inmate asks high court to consider juror racial bias

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to stop his execution to consider his claim that his death sentence is unconstitutional because one of the jurors who imposed it was motivated by racial prejudice.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

Military leaders struggle to navigate 2016's political swirl

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior military leaders take their political neutrality seriously. But this year's presidential election — with its forays into national security issues that have included proposals for carpet-bombing Syrian cities or waterboarding extremists — has America's top brass navigating a political minefield.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press