• Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

    The Boy Scouts of America ends the ban but still allows church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

    Associated Press25 mins ago
  • Cosby's accusers speak out in striking cover story

    Yahoo's Katie Couric speaks with one of 35 women who shared their eerily similar Bill Cosby stories with New York Magazine.

  • Clinton aims high in green energy plan

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Calling climate change one of the "most urgent threats of our time," Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out elements of a sweeping plan Monday that would see every U.S. home powered by renewable energy by 2027, even as she declined to take a position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline opposed by environmental activists.

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  • Colorado movie gunman's sister sobs, says she still loves him

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The younger sister of Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes testified at his trial for the first time on Monday, telling jurors who will decide his fate that the murders were completely out of character, and she still loves him. Chris Holmes, 22, was called by the defense during the punishment phase of the trial.

    Reuters
  • Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders, employees

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults from serving as den leaders, scoutmasters or camp counselors. The latest action, the Boy Scouts said in a statement posted online, "respects the rights of religious chartered organizations to choose adult volunteers whose beliefs are consistent with their own." However, no adult applying for a job as a paid employee or as a volunteer outside a local unit will be denied on the basis of sexual orientation, according to the resolution approved on Monday night.

    Reuters28 mins ago
  • Louisiana shooting suspect never involuntarily committed: Georgia authorities

    Suspect John R. Houser, who killed himself after Thursday's rampage in Lafayette, Louisiana, purchased the weapon he used in the attack from an Alabama pawnshop in 2014, authorities say. "We did not receive an involuntary commitment order on John Houser, because there was no order," Sherry Lang, deputy director of public affairs for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, told Reuters in a phone interview on Monday.

    Reuters
  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous' 'sad'

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."

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  • New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate.

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  • DJ Henry was a black man killed by police. Should he be a cause?

    Dan and Angella Henry sit in the windowed kitchen of their stately home in Easton, Mass. — the trampoline and swimming pool out back, the trees and hummingbird feeders all around, the artfully arranged platter of sandwiches on the granite counter.

  • Boston out of running for 2024 Summer Olympic Games bid

    The city of Boston is no longer a candidate to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22

    The only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown dies after five months in a coma.

  • A weak open for US stocks; Chinese market drops sharply

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are getting off to a weak start, continuing a recent stretch of losses.

    Associated Press
  • Pedro Martinez steals the show on Hall of Fame induction day

    Former Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez has developed quite the reputation from both his time in the game, and since he's been out of the game.