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DAVID CRARY AP National Writer

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Boy Scouts’ future uncertain after bankruptcy filing

Barraged with sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation...

Prohibition began 100 years ago, and its legacy remains

NEW YORK (AP) — In this era of bottomless mimosas, craft beers and ever-present happy hours, it's striking to recall that 100 years ago...

At stressful time, Boy Scouts top boss goes on medical leave

The Boy Scouts of America's chief executive took a medical leave of absence as the youth organization faces financial difficulties related to sex-abuse litigation.The...

Southern Baptists ready to put spotlight on sex-abuse crisis

Entangled in a multifaceted sex-abuse crisis, the Southern Baptist Convention is preparing to host a high-profile conference on the topic that has kindled skepticism...

Looming wave of sex-abuse cases poses threat to Irving-based Boy Scouts

Looming wave of sex abuse cases poses threat to Boy ScoutsBy DAVID CRARY AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The lawyers' ads on the...

Boy Scouts exploring “all options” to address fiscal woes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America says it is exploring "all options" to address serious financial challenges, but is declining to...

Pence gives campaign-style speech to Southern Baptists

Vice President Mike Pence gave an often boastful campaign-style speech Wednesday to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, winning several...

Charitable giving in US tops $400 billion for first time

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped...

#MeToo crisis jolts Southern Baptists ahead of key gathering

The Southern Baptists are facing their own #MeToo crisis as the biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. heads into its annual meeting next week.A...

As girls arrive, Boy Scouts change name of flagship program

NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls...

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UK judge: Meghan friends can stay anonymous in privacy case

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can...

Fort Worth looks to keep current property tax rate

The Fort Worth City Council heard recommendations on the Fiscal Year capital budget for 2021 during the work session on Tuesday, Aug....

SpaceX’s Mars test rocket makes 1st flight, landing upright

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched a prototype of its Mars rocketship...

Hotels criticized for taking virus money face investigation

DALLAS (AP) — A group of hotels that took, and later returned, tens of millions of dollars in federal virus-bailout money are...