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  • Geography determines justice for Scout abuse victims

    Ron Morgan and Kerry Lewis grew up in adjoining states — one in Idaho, the other in Oregon. Both belonged to Boy Scout troops during the 1980s, and decades later, both alleged in lawsuits that the Scouts failed to protect them and other boys...
  • Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay youth

    Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay youth
    GRAPEVINE, Texas — In a highly anticipated vote Thursday, the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay youth starting next year, the latest sign of a shift in American attitudes toward gays and lesbians. The resolution was adopted with more...
  • 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...
  • 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    The Times on Tuesday released about 1,200 previously unpublished files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on volunteers and employees expelled for suspected sexual abuse.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...
  • Boy Scouts ‘perversion files’: Delving into the data

     
    More than 1,200 secret files on suspected sexual molesters in the Boy Scouts of America were made public Thursday, offering a detailed view of how the Scouts handled suspected molestations from the early 1960s through 1985. The Los Angeles Times is...
  • 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...
  • Here's one prediction you can take to the bank: In 2016, Focus on the Family will still be spewing paranoid nonsense

     
    In advance of the 2008 election, Focus on the Family released "Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America," warning their followers what life would be like in the fall of 2012 were Barack Obama to be elected. It's both frightening and......