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Plaintiffs' Attorneys Take Aim at Boy Scouts' 'Dark History'

SALT LAKE CITY — Like millions of other Americans in the 1950s and '60s, Duane Ruth-Heffelbower spent his formative years learning to tie knots, build campfires and pitch tents with the Boy Scouts, whose wholesome, God-fearing reputation was burnished by Normal Rockwell's magazine-cover paintings of fresh-faced Scouts, brave, courteous and...

School Shooting Suspect Described as Quiet, Smart

SANTA CLARITA — People who knew the 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two students in a burst of gunfire at a high school outside Los Angeles described him as a quiet, smart kid who they’d never expect would violently snap. One fellow junior at Saugus High School said he was a Boy...

Boy Scouts’ Money Struggles: Is Bankruptcy an Option?

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America deflected questions about a report suggesting it is considering seeking bankruptcy protection, though the head of the organization said it is exploring "all options" as it tries to stay afloat while facing sexual abuse lawsuits and dwindling membership. "I want to assure...