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Boy Scouts could be hit with more sex abuse claims

The lawyers’ ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. Read More

Car that hit pedestrians in California zoomed into intersection, witness says

Police officers went to the apartment complex today of the driver who authorities say appeared to deliberately plow into a group of people, including a 13-year-old girl. Read More

Illinois boy, 5, found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

The parents, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, each face charges of first-degree murder and other crimes. Read More

Looming wave of sex abuse cases poses threat to Boy Scouts

Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts’ finances to the point where the organization is exploring “all available options,” including Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But now the financial threats have intensified. Read More

Wisconsin man, 24, wins $768M Powerball prize

Manuel Franco said he was sorting through $10 worth of quick-pick tickets after a March 27 drawing and thought he had checked all his tickets. Read More

U.S. expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3 million vehicles

Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe. Read More

6 killed in Texas small plane crash

A man who regularly volunteered to fly sick people in remote parts of the country to hospitals in Houston and Dallas was at the controls of a twin-engine airplane that crashed today, killing all six aboard. Read More

Shelter uproar highlights economic strife in San Francisco

San Francisco’s renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with impressive views. It could also become the site of a new homeless shelter for up to 200 people. Read More

Medicare and Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

Both programs will need to eventually be addressed to avert automatic cuts should their trust funds run dry. Read More


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