Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over....
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Syrian govt to take part in peace conference
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Syrian government has agreed to a conference on the country's future proposed by Russia and the United States, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday...
WHO: Scientific red tape mars efforts vs. virus
GENEVA (AP) -- International efforts to combat a new pneumonia-like virus that has now killed 22 people are being slowed by unclear rules and competition for the potentially profitable rights to disease samples, the head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday....
Foreign preacher takes rare turn on Vietnam stage
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The 25,000 people at the soccer stadium and the millions more watching at home waited 90 minutes before the Australian evangelical preacher got to the message he had come to Communist-ruled Vietnam to deliver....
3 hurt in apparent explosion at Pa. steel plant
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- An apparent explosion at a steel plant in eastern Pennsylvania has left three people injured....
Brewers team up on beer to help military families
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Craft breweries from around the country are toasting the troops with a beer aged with a unique ingredient that symbolizes America's pastime - baseball bats....
Newest Pa. casino set to open July 1 at Nemacolin
FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's newest casino will open to gamblers in just over a month....
6 Wyeth paintings fetch $2M at NYC auction
NEW YORK (AP) -- Six paintings by the famous Wyeth family of artists have sold for just over $2 million at a New York City auction....
Authorities seize 1,000 drug-laced candies in Pa.
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say they confiscated more than 1,000 pieces of drug-laced candy during a house search in northeastern Pennsylvania....
8 charged in alleged high-grade pot ring in Pa.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say they've broken up a multimillion-dollar drug ring that trafficked in high-grade marijuana....
Judge awards $7,500 to former inmate for beating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that a former Allegheny County Jail corrections officer should pay $7,500 to a former inmate....
Lancaster Police say woman lied about abduction
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police in central Pennsylvania say a woman lied when she called 911 from inside a car trunk to say she had been abducted by two men....
Allentown fire crews find body in burned apartment
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Firefighters responding to an apartment blaze in Allentown have discovered a man's body in a top-floor unit....
Ex-PSU player takes battle vs. bullying to book
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A former Penn State women's basketball player has written a new book to champion the anti-bullying efforts she supported during her playing days in Happy Valley....
Do you think the wounds suffered by the Fort Hood massacre victims should be reclassified as injuries suffered in combat? <More Info>
Major Nidal Hasan, the suspect in the Fort Hood massacre that killed 13 people and left 32 others wounded in 2009, has drawn 287 thousand dollars in pay while those injured have been denied combat pay. Their wounds were classified as "workplace violence." The classification also makes them ineligible for the Purple Heart. Several members of Congress argue the decision has resulted in an embarrassing lack of care and treatment for the victims and their families.
Do you support allowing openly gay youth to become members of the Boy Scouts of America?