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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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Boy Scouts to review its files on suspected predators 09/26/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:31pm]
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