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 younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes became the first in her family to testify at his trial, saying Monday in an effort to spare his life that her brother's eyes and demeanor were different when she visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack.
A Florida police officer's touching encounter with a homeless man is going viral after photos of the two of them sharing a meal were posted on Facebook. She told TODAY.com: "I like eating with anybody."
Now that the U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games, Los Angeles is emerging as the back-up city. “Los Angeles could bid with a couple of years notice,” said Andrew Zimbalist, a professor of economics at Smith College and the author of “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.” “They don’t need seven years notice. They have almost all their venues already intact.”
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A Milwaukee man will be released from prison soon after investigators discovered he was covering up for the real criminal: his son.
In 2013, Juan Silva Sr. was charged with killing a man in a fatal hit-and-run. He was serving a five year sentence to protect his 22-year-old son, Juan Silva Jr, NBC News reported
. Investigators began looking into the mis-sentencing last month, after Silva's wife told a co-worker about the plan.
"You have basically a family that decided they were going to decide amongst themselves who should pay the price, instead of a judge or a jury or the system," Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Grant said.
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The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a man slipped past security and boarded a passenger plane without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Sunday night.
Officials with the D/FW Airport Department of Public Safety said a 26-year-old man parked his car curbside at Terminal D and somehow slipped past security and into the terminal.
The man, who has not been identified, then boarded a flight, but was soon removed from the plane, arrested and charged with criminal trespassing after a gate agent called airport security.
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The U.S. Coast Guard released new video Monday of the capsized boat that belonged to two missing 14-year-old fishermen from Jupiter, Florida. Coast Guard crews on Sunday found the 19-foot boat captained by Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos 67 miles east of Ponce De Leon Inlet near Cape Canaveral in central Florida. There was no one on board the vessel. The two 14-year-old initially went missing from the Jupiter area, more than 180 miles south of where the boat was found.
Fiat Chrysler will buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls.
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The FBI has joined the search for a missing 8-year-old girl from California who was last seen Sunday evening riding a scooter outside her apartment complex, police said Monday.
Madyson Middleton, who goes by “Maddy,” was last seen about 5 p.m. at her Santa Cruz apartment complex, called the Tannery Arts Center on River Street, riding her white Razor scooter, wearing a purple knee-high dress with black leggings, helmet and long dark hair pulled to the side in a braid.
While many veterans have returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan to open arms, one group of four-legged service members is still in search of a warm welcome. Roughly a year and a half after returning from war, one K-9 unit made up of 12 dogs is looking for new homes, according NBC affiliate WWBT.
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The U.S. Olympic Committee has pulled Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympic games. The Boston bid soured within days of its beginning in January, beset by poor communication, low public support and an active opposition group.The USOC's decision comes after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the games by declaring Monday morning that he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one penny of overruns on the Olympics."
A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who was found dead in her jail cell three days after a controversial traffic stop by a white state trooper.
Elton Mathis, the Waller County district attorney, announced Monday that the group of lawyers would help his office make decisions in the case based on "credible evidence and not rumors."
He did not specify how the committee would work with his office, but said he still planned to present the Bland case to a grand jury in August for possible criminal charges.
Mathis also released an initial toxicology report Monday with findings that Bland had marijuana in her system at the time of her death. He declined to comment on the report, saying a final report was still being prepared.
Gov. Cuomo has introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport. The governor announced Monday afternoon that LaGuardia Airport would be torn down in a major overhaul to repair what Vice President Joe Biden once called a hub befitting "third-world" countries. Biden was at the announcement Monday.