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 …
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 …
Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 10, 2015
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 …
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 …
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 …