Boy Scouts of America

This frame grab from a video taken by Dave Hall shows  two men cheering after a Boy Scouts leader knocked over an ancient Utah desert rock formation at Goblin Valley State Park. (AP Photo/Dave Hall)

Boy Scouts remove 2 men who toppled ancient rock

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah men already facing possible criminal charges for purposely toppling an ancient rock formation in a state park have now been removed from their posts as Boy Scout leaders. […]

10/21/2013

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Boy Scouts to trap hawks at LAX

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Boy Scouts will place newly built Goshawk traps Monday inside Los Angeles International Airport, to relocate birds of prey and reduce the likelihood of bird collisions with aircraft. The Goshawk trap […]

08/26/2013

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Program lets Scouts turn each other into ‘zombies’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Pssssst. Hey, Scout. Tag! You’re a zombie! Participants at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree are turning each other into virtual creepy crawlies by the thousands this week. It’s part […]

07/19/2013

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Southern Baptists re-elect first black president

HOUSTON (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention re-elected its first black president, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., at its annual meeting Tuesday. Luter was first elected in 2012. His presidency comes at a time when […]

06/11/2013

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After vote on gay youth, Scouts face more turmoil

(AP) – The Boy Scouts of America will get no reprieve from controversy after a contentious vote to accept openly gay boys as Scouts. Dismayed conservatives are already looking at alternative youth groups as they […]

05/24/2013

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Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts. Of the local Scout leaders voting at […]

05/23/2013

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Boy Scouts vote on policy toward openly gay boys

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday on whether to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay […]

05/23/2013

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Calif. tax bill seeks to punish Scouts for gay ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California lawmakers are considering taking tax exemptions away from youth groups that do not accept gay, transgender or atheist members to pressure the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay Scouts and troop leaders.

04/10/2013

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Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Faced with intense pressure, the Boy Scouts said it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders. LISTEN to NBC’s Pete Williams analysis.

02/06/2013

US President Barack Obama delivers second inaugural address during 57th inauguration ceremony, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Obama: Scouts should be open to gays and lesbians

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians when its national executive board discusses the issue this week.

02/03/2013

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Under pressure, Boy Scouts may ease no-gays policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing ceaseless protests, the Boy Scouts of America is signaling its readiness to end the nationwide exclusion of gays as scouts or leaders and let the sponsors of local troops decide the matter for themselves.

01/29/2013

California woman charged in work visa fraud case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of a Los Angeles employment agency was indicted Thursday on immigration fraud charges that allege she filed more than 100 false work visa petitions on behalf of illegal immigrants […]

11/01/2012

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