Boy Scouts of America Ends Blanket Ban on Gay Adult Leaders

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 27, 2015
Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (April 31, 2005) - The spirit of brotherhood through scouting closely resembles that found in the Navy, which add to the spirit of adventure during the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. More than 40,000 Boy Scouts from every state in America and dozens of other countries attended the Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill. U.S. Navy photo by All Hands Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Todd Frontom (RELEASED)

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that embroiled the Boy Scouts for years and threatened the organization with lawsuits, takes effect immediately. It was approved Monday by the BSA’s …

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500,000 Dodge Ram Trucks Recalled For Defective Steering

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than a half-million Dodge Ram pick-up trucks and other vehicles have been recalled by Fiat Chrysler because of a defect with the steering.  It’s the top-selling pick-up truck in Oregon.

The model years in question include trucks made between 2008 and 2012.

The Italian-American automaker must offer to buy back the vehicles from customers.  It’s the biggest such …

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Oregon National Guard In Limbo Over Troop Cuts

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 10, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon National Guard has not yet heard what the draw down of 40,000 Army troops will mean.  Spokesman Nick Choy says 15,000 guardsman will be cut nationwide.

In Washington, D.C. the Army announced the next round of reductions will include 40,000 troop cuts by 2017 on top of another 17,000 civilians.

There has been discussion inside the Pentagon …

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NYSE Resumes Trading Following Outage of More Than 3 Hours

Posted by Associated Press on July 8, 2015

NEW YORK — Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems.

There were no interruptions at the dozens of other U.S. stock exchanges Wednesday, including the Nasdaq, so investors were still able to buy and sell NYSE-listed stocks easily.

The NYSE didn’t say what the problem was but described …

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U.S. Women Are World Cup Champions

Posted by Associated Press on July 6, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup title.

Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. jumped to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 for the team’s first World …

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