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  • Wisconsin doctor surrenders license in Boy Scout molestation case

     
    A prominent Wisconsin pediatrician who admitted molesting two boys while serving as a Boy Scout camp doctor in the 1980s voluntarily gave up his medical license Tuesday after additional complaints of abuse surfaced. Thomas Kowalski, 75, was the target of....
  • State appellate court backs release of Scouts' 'perversion files'

     
    A state appellate court has denied the Boy Scouts of America’s request to reverse a Santa Barbara judge's order to turn over confidential files on alleged sexual abuse spanning two decades. The Boy Scouts will appeal the decision to the......
  • Despite gay ban, Boy Scouts can lease public space, court rules

     
    Even though the Boy Scouts of America bars atheists and gays, the city of San Diego is allowed to lease the group public property at nominal rates without running afoul of the state and federal constitutions, a federal appeals court decided Thursday....
  • 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...
  • 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 Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show

    Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public. A Los Angeles Times review of 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991 has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boy Scouts to review half-century of files on sexual predators

    Boy Scouts to review half-century of files on sexual predators
    The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will review more than a half-century of its confidential files on alleged sexual predators and will inform law enforcement of any cases it had not previously disclosed. The unprecedented review will examine...
  • Sun Sentinel Excalibur Award Winner Fab Brumley, Bank of America

    Sun Sentinel Excalibur Award Winner Fab Brumley, Bank of America
    Fab Brumley was 13 when she landed her first job as a data entry clerk with her father's mechanical contracting company in Broward County. One day, he called her out for a mistake. She went home in tears, telling her mother what had happened. "She...
  • Men tell of sexual abuse by scoutmaster decades ago

    Men tell of sexual abuse by scoutmaster decades ago
    Even after 36 years, Carl Maxwell Jr.'s thoughts leap to the rustic house at the edge of the golf course, and what happened there. "It is so old, but it is so fresh," Maxwell said, recalling the many nights that members of Troop 222 spent at the home...