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FILE - In this July 31, 2005 file photo, Boy Scouts salute as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Boy Scout Jamboree in Bowling Green, Va. In 2019, financial threats to the Boy Scouts have intensified as multiple states consider adjusting their statute-of-limitations laws so that victims of long-ago child sex-abuse have a chance to seek redress in the courts. (AP Photo/ Haraz N. Ghanbari)
April 24, 2019 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz listens during a hearing at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The public defenders representing Cruz have made an unexpected request to withdraw from the case, saying the man will soon receive nearly a half million dollars from his late mother's life insurance policy. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:13 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders representing the young man charged in the Parkland school massacre are asking to withdraw from the case, saying the defendant will soon receive nearly a half-million dollars and will no longer qualify for free legal representation. The Broward...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark signs autographs following NFL football training camp, in Renton, Wash. The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire defensive end Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a first-round draft pick this year and a second-round pick in 2020. Almost immediately after word leaked of the trade on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Clark and the Chiefs worked quickly to reach agreement on a five-year contract worth up to $105 million, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced by either team and was still pending a physical.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:13 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. This year, they didn't even wait until the draft. The Chiefs swung a blockbuster trade with the...
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This April 19, 2019 photo provided by KFVS-TV shows the aftermath of fire that broke out in the early hours of April 17, 2019, in Parma, Mo., destroying the home of Tyus Byrd, hours after Byrd's tenure as the mayor of Parma, came to an end. That same morning, City Hall in the small southeast Missouri town was also badly damaged in a fire. (KFVS-TV via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 5:11 pm
A small southeast Missouri town has been under a watchful police presence in the week since nearly simultaneous fires hours after the mayor left office burned her home as well as the building that houses City Hall. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town of 700 people 175 miles...
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FILE - This Feb. 4, 2013 file photo shows a meal pin on a Boy Scout's uniform in Irving, Texas. Under pressure over its past problems with child sex-abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and said there were only five known victims in 2018 of out roughly 2.2 million youth members. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over past allegations of child sex abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday and said there were five known victims in 2018 out of roughly 2.2 million youth members. "Scouting programs today are safe," said Erin Eisner, a...
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Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announces arrests of adults who officials say used social media messaging and dating apps in an attempt to lure children, during a news conference at Bergen County Prosecutor's Office in Hackensack, N.J., Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Authorities have arrested a police officer, a high school teacher, a minister and about a dozen others in a sting New Jersey officials said Wednesday was aimed at men who tried to set up sexual encounters with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. (Mitsu Yasukawa/The Record via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 5:06 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a police officer, a high school teacher, a minister and 13 others in a sting New Jersey officials said Wednesday was aimed at men who tried to set up sexual encounters with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. The arrests were made as...
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FILE - This Feb. 4, 2013 file photo shows a meal pin on a Boy Scout's uniform in Irving, Texas. Under pressure over its past problems with child sex-abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and said there were only five known victims in 2018 of out roughly 2.2 million youth members. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure over past allegations of child sex abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday and said there were five known victims in 2018 of out roughly 2.2 million youth members. "Scouting programs today are safe," said Erin Eisner, a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. President Donald Trump’s prison-bound former lawyer candidly told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn’t commit so his wife wouldn’t “get dragged into the mud of this crap.” (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn't commit so his wife wouldn't "get dragged into the mud of this crap." Michael Cohen told Arnold "they had me on campaign finance" for arranging hush-...
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April 24, 2019 - 4:41 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders representing the suspect in last year's Florida high school massacre have made an unexpected request to withdraw from the case, saying the man will soon receive nearly a half million dollars from his late mother's life insurance policy. The Broward...
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In this April 24, 2019 is a booking photo provided by the Crystal Lake Police Department of Andrew Freund Sr, who along with his wife Joann Cunningham, have been charged with murder and other charges in the death of their missing son Andrew "AJ" Freund. Authorities say they have found what they believe is the body of the 5-year-old boy who went missing last week. Crystal Lake police Chief James Black said at a news conference Wednesday that police dug up what they believe is Freund's body in a field and that it was wrapped in plastic. (Crystal Lake Police Department via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 4:12 pm
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy (all times local): 3 p.m. Police say the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose parents reported him missing last week was found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in plastic in a rural area a few miles...
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