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  • Bridge section collapses on I-5 north of Seattle

    Bridge section collapses on I-5 north of Seattle
    SEATTLE — A large section of a bridge on Interstate 5 north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, sending vehicles and people plunging into the swirling, icy waters of the Skagit River. The bridge failed without warning between the towns of...
  • Oklahoma tornado: Relief center offers supplies and comfort

    Oklahoma tornado: Relief center offers supplies and comfort
    MOORE, Okla. -- The First Baptist Church of Moore has experienced hard times before. In 1999, it was next door to the disaster zone after what became known as the May 3 tornado. As it did then, the church has become a sprawling relief hub. Inside...
  • In Scouting reports, a pattern of molestation

    The thousands of men expelled from the Boy Scouts of America on suspicion of molesting children came from all walks of life — teachers and plumbers, doctors and bus drivers, politicians and policemen. They ranged in age from teens to senior citizens...
  • Boy Scout files on suspected abuse published by The Times

    Boy Scout files on suspected abuse published by The Times
    The Times on Tuesday released about 1,200 previously unpublished files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on volunteers and employees expelled for suspected sexual abuse. The files, which have been redacted of victims' names and other identifying...
  • Wisconsin medical board targets pediatrician who molested Scouts

    Wisconsin medical board targets pediatrician who molested Scouts
    Wisconsin's medical examining board has launched an investigation into a prominent Milwaukee pediatrician who practiced for years after he admitted to the Boy Scouts of America that he had molested two boys in 1987. Dr. Thomas Kowalski was expelled...
  • Release of Boy Scouts files stirs memories of sexual abuse

    Release of Boy Scouts files stirs memories of sexual abuse
    Joshua Solomon kept his Boy Scouts uniform in his closet for 30 years, a cotton and nylon reminder of the sexual abuse he said he endured — but never reported — as a 12-year-old in Berkeley's Troop 22. "I've been refusing to let this piece of...
  • Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in

    Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in
    Amid reports of widespread sexual abuse of children in the late 1980s, several leading youth organizations began conducting criminal background checks of volunteers and staff members. Big Brothers Big Sisters ordered the checks for all volunteers...
  • Boy Scouts apologize to victims as 'perversion files' released

     
    As more than 1,200 Boy Scouts of America "perversion files" were released under an Oregon court order, the organization's national president issued an apology to victims and parents and acknowledged that efforts to protect children and sometimes fallen...
  • Boy Scouts' 'perversion files': Confidential files go public today

     
    Boys Scouts sexual abuse: Confidential files documenting decades of molestation allegations documented by the Boy Scouts of America will be released Thursday by an Oregon court. The Times has a searchable database....
  • Boy Scouts face big payouts over sex abuse files, experts say

     
    The Boy Scouts of America face signficant legal exposure over sexual abuse claims, expert said. The Scouts this week released 1,200 confidential files on suspected sexual abuse from past decades. Experts said it's to early to determine how large...
  • L.A. Now Live: Delving into the Boy Scouts 'perversion files'

     
    About 100,000 people visited a database of 5,000 files and case summaries posted by the Los Angeles Times on suspected sexual abusers in the Boy Scouts. Times reporters Jason Felch and Kim Christensen have been writing about the Boy Scouts of America...