More alarming claims have surfaced against the Boy Scouts of America, accusing thousands of leaders, who have since been removed from the organization, of abuse.
Though allegations came to light Monday night, a victims' rights attorney who compiled a list of former Boy Scout leaders accused of abuse in New York held a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss the alleged widespread pattern of abuse within the scouting organization and to ask victims to come forward.
The victims’ rights attorney, Jeff Anderson, called it a system of denial and cover-ups. He claims the Boy Scouts have files on child abusers within their ranks dating back to the 1940s.
Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a new study found.
Over almost a decade, average daily sitting time increased by roughly an hour, to about eight hours for U.S. teens and almost 6 1/2 hours for adults, according to the researchers. That includes school and work hours, but leisure-time computer use among all ages increased too.
A Miami mother is accused of hitting her 9-year-old son with a meat tenderizer during an argument over his homework.
Martha Ciguenas, 44, was arrested Monday on an aggravated child abuse charge in the April 4 incident, according to an arrest report.
A former University of Southern California soccer coach and a California insurance executive became the latest people to agree to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scandal that has netted prominent parents and Hollywood stars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Laura Janke, who was an assistant women's soccer coach at USC, will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and has agreed to cooperate with authorities, which means she will testify at others' trials if asked, court documents show.
Toby MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company who was among 33 parents charged in the case, will also plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, officials said.
Prosecutors portrayed fake German heiress Anna Sorokin as a profligate con artist, while her lawyer insisted she was an aspiring businesswomen taken in by New York's extravagance, as both sides wrapped up their arguments Tuesday.
Jurors will now decide whether Sorokin is guilty of grand larceny and theft of services following a spending spree that spanned 10 months and, prosecutors allege, defrauded people and businesses out of $275,000 and bankrolled her foray into the Manhattan socialite scene.
Climate change is changing pollen production patterns and impacting everyone with seasonal allergies. Take a deeper look at the problem and see what you can do to help fight off the coughing and sneezing.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he intends bring a motion to name a Jewish community in the hotly contested location of the Golan Heights named after U.S. President Donald Trump, NBC News reported.
"All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights," Netanyahu said in the video, filmed in the 700-square-mile area that Israel captured from Syria and annexed in 1981.
While most of the international community doesn't recognize Israeli sovereignty there — the majority of its residents are Druze and Syrian — Trump did so last month, breaking with years of precedent.
The decision came in the midst of Netanyahu's heated re-election fight, which he won.
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Walgreens is increasing the age to buy tobacco at its drugstores to 21 later this year as the retailer faces possible sanctions from the Food and Drug Administration for allegedly selling to minors.
The FDA put Walgreens “on notice” in February, accusing the pharmacy chain of violating rules that prohibit selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to underage buyers. Walgreens, the FDA noted, is currently the top violator among pharmacies that sell tobacco products. Some 22 percent of Walgreens locations inspected by the agency caught employees illegally selling tobacco products to minors, the FDA said.
Walgreens has tightened its policies in response. Starting Sept. 1, it will require customers to be at least 21 years old in order to buy tobacco products.
As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers, while the country's prime minister warned that several suspects armed with explosives are still at large.
Another top government official said the suicide bombings at the churches, hotels and other sites were carried out by Islamic fundamentalists in apparent retaliation for the New Zealand mosque massacres last month that a white supremacist has been charged with carrying out.
The Islamic State group, which has lost all the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria, has made a series of unsupported claims of responsibility and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that investigators were still determining the extent of the bombers' foreign links.
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A Nevada Democrat who accused Joe Biden of touching her without permission says the former vice president has been "so incredibly disrespectful" by joking about the matter.
Lucy Flores leveled her criticism Monday on Fox News as Biden nears an announcement of his 2020 presidential campaign.
Flores, a former Nevada state legislator, said she wants to force a discussion of how powerful men treat women, even as she affirms that her recollections of a 2014 encounter with Biden don't involve touching of a sexual or violent nature.
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When skydiver Dion Calloway's prosthetic leg came loose at 10,000 feet then fell to earth in Sonoma County on Sunday, he figured he had lost his left leg for a second time.
Calloway, of Santa Rosa, was laughing on Monday night, amazed that his $15,000 prosthetic leg looks exactly like it did before he and some friends went skydiving in Cloverdale.
"It doesn’t look like it’s damaged at all," he said.
Manuel Franco said he felt lucky when he purchased five Powerball games last month at a Wisconsin gas station.
The 24-year-old West Allis resident's hunch was right. Franco matched all six Powerball numbers to win the $768.4 million prize, the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
"It feels like a dream," Franco told reporters at a news conference Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others.
The executions were likely to stoke further regional and sectarian tensions between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Jason Rosenthal became a viral sensation after his wife wrote a personal ad for him in the New York Times -- just days before she died.
Two years later, the subject of "You May Want To Marry My Husband," has found joy and a new purpose.
"I do definitely find joy and happiness now, yes," he told NBC's Maria Shriver.
Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you.
But it's not there to see if you're stealing. These cameras want to get to know you and what you're buying.
It's a new technology being trotted out to retailers, where cameras try to guess your age, gender or mood as you walk by. The intent is to use the information to show you targeted real-time ads on in-store video screens.