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  • Utah Boy Scout leader insists rock was toppled out of safety concerns

    Utah Boy Scout leader insists rock was toppled out of safety concerns
    Dave Hall didn’t think twice about posting a video he recorded of a fellow Boy Scout leader toppling an ancient rock formation in a Utah state park. The mushroom-shaped rock – one of thousands in Goblin Valley State Park that have formed...
  • Small town romance

    Small town romance
    Doris McKenzie remembers when she first saw the young man who would later become her husband. It was a case of bemusement at first sight. It was September 1956 and John McKenzie was fresh out of the Army. While he was in the service, his parents had...
  • 'Perversion files' reveal local failure in Boy Scouts

    'Perversion files' reveal local failure in Boy Scouts
    Among the thousands of "perversion files" kept by the Boy Scouts of America is a Maryland-based illustration of the system's failure. Five years after an Allegany County teacher pleaded guilty to 10 sex offenses involving 12- and 13-year-old boys in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mormon Church to Boy Scouts: Gay Scouts proposal OK

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a message for the Boy Scouts of America's plan to allow gay Scouts: We're fine with it. The Mormon Church, which has historically opposed same-sex marriage, said Thursday that it supported the Scouts'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...