| May 23, 2013
| 9:17 PM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:45 PM
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.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 4:29 PM
The Times on Tuesday released about 1,200 previously unpublished files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on volunteers and employees expelled for suspected sexual abuse.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...
| Oct 24, 2012
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...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:32 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2012
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...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:02 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:13 AM
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....
| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:42 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:23 AM
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...