Monday, June 25, 2018
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Boy Scouts to review its files on suspected predators

los angeles

boy scouts to examine its own blacklist

The Boy Scouts of America says it will conduct a comprehensive review of files on suspected sexual predators, the first time it will thoroughly study its own confidential blacklist meant to keep predators out of scouting. The review will examine allegations of abuse in the past 47 years to ensure all have been reported to law enforcement, the organization said. The announcement follows a Los Angeles Times investigation that found hundreds of cases of alleged sexual abuse from 1970 to 1991 weren't reported.

fort bragg, n.c.

General charged with sex crimes

An Army general sent home early from Afghanistan in May has been charged with forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct and other crimes in an alleged sex scandal involving female subordinates. The Army announced the charges late Wednesday against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who was deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan. Sinclair, a 27-year veteran with two master's degrees, faces a preliminary hearing to determine if the charges should proceed to a court-martial.

kabul, afghanistan

Insurgents kill two NATO troops

A suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives killed two foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to NATO and Afghan officials. Din Mohammad Darwesh, the governor's spokesman in Logar province, said the bomber targeted a vehicle inside a NATO convoy. Though NATO officials gave no further details, Darwesh said both of those killed were Americans. A third soldier was injured, he said.

harrisburg, pa.

Penn State perjury case proceeds

A judge upheld perjury charges Wednesday against two Penn State administrators accused of lying to a grand jury that investigated child sex abuse allegations against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover denied motions by former vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley to dismiss the charges. The two face trial in January.

washington

Army pauses for suicide prevention

In a service-wide "stand down," the Army has ordered most soldiers to put aside their usual duties today and spend the day on suicide prevention training as the military struggles with a spike in the number of self-inflicted deaths. The plan is to make sure troops know about behavioral health programs available to them and help them get over the embarrassment that keeps many from seeking help. Troops with medical duties or on combat operations in Afghanistan will schedule their training when possible.

roseville, mich.

Police to check out Hoffa burial tip

Investigators will take soil samples from the ground beneath a suburban Detroit driveway after a man told police he believes he witnessed the burial of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa about 35 years ago, police said Wednesday. "We are not claiming it's Jimmy Hoffa, the timeline doesn't add up," Roseville police Chief James Berlin said. "We're investigating a body that may be at the location." Hoffa was last seen July 30, 1975, outside a suburban Detroit restaurant.

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Father dead, suspect in custody after hit-and-run driver plows into New Tampa family on bike ride

Father dead, suspect in custody after hit-and-run driver plows into New Tampa family on bike ride

A Tampa man is dead and his 3-year-old son is in serious condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver as they went on a family bike ride Sunday afternoon.A male suspect is in custody and being interviewed by police but his name has not yet be...
Updated: 4 hours ago
A local hockey draftee? Mitchell grad Nathan Smith is just that

A local hockey draftee? Mitchell grad Nathan Smith is just that

TAMPA — Every year during draft season, players from the Tampa Bay area are selected in the NFL, MLB and even NBA drafts.But NHL?Sure enough, in the third round of Saturday's NHL draft, the Jets selected Nathan Smith, a forward who was born in ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Office building demolition at Midtown Tampa site proves tougher than expected

Office building demolition at Midtown Tampa site proves tougher than expected

TAMPA ó Stripped to the girders, the old Bromley office building looked about as substantial as fish bones on a dinner plate.But the 5-story structure proved Sunday it still had a surprising amount of fight left in it.A demolition team had planned to...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays season turning into good one

Rays season turning into good one

ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Rays are not the best team in baseball. They are not going to win the World Series this year. Heck, they probably won't even make the playoffs.But I tell you what. This team is a heck of a lot of fun to watch.And ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays beat Yankees in 12 innings on Jake Bauers homer

Rays beat Yankees in 12 innings on Jake Bauers homer

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays first baseman Jake Bauers sat at his locker after Sunday afternoon's 7-6, 12-inning win over the Yankees and thumbed through his text messages. There was no way he could get through them all. That's what happens when ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rays journal: Yarbrough comes through, Venters to DL, support for Ramos

Rays journal: Yarbrough comes through, Venters to DL, support for Ramos

ST. PETERSBURG — Ryan Yarbrough was only supposed to throw on Sunday if it was an emergency. In the 12th inning with the score tied 6-6 and a runner on first, there was an emergency.Jonny Venters tweaked his right hamstring trying to cover firs...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Suspect dead, 2 injured in St. Petersburg home invasion-turned-shooting

Suspect dead, 2 injured in St. Petersburg home invasion-turned-shooting

ST. PETERSBURGSuspect dead, 2 injured in home invasion, shootingThree people forced their way into a St. Petersburg house before dawn Sunday before gunfire broke out, killing a suspect and injuring two residents, police said.About 5:30 a.m., the peop...
Updated: 8 hours ago
A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks

A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks

The coast of White Rock, British Columbia, in western Canada looks to be an ideal place for a run, with its sweeping views of the Semiahmoo Bay to the west and scores of waterfront homes and seafood restaurants to the east. Thatís what 19-year-old Ce...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Head-on crash kills Pasco teenager, injures three

Head-on crash kills Pasco teenager, injures three

NEW PORT RICHEY ó A 19-year-old driver died in a three-car crash on Moon Lake Road on Saturday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.Jillian Faith Hitt, 19 and of New Port Richey, was driving north on the road in a 2008 Hyundai Accent, weari...
Published: 06/24/18
President Trumpís trade war threatens the US newspaper industry

President Trumpís trade war threatens the US newspaper industry

STERLING, Ill. - As a longtime editor of small-town newspapers, Jeff Rogers has seen his industry face the collapse of print advertising, the rise of the internet and more. Today, his 18 employees work in a newsroom here that puts out two daily newsp...
Published: 06/24/18