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SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY— The Mormon church‘s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a few more … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia welcome once-banned group

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians are gathering to welcome returning leaders of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front amid sweeping reforms to bring opposition groups back to politics. The OLF and two other organizations were removed from a list of terror groups earlier this year after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office. … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia welcome once-banned group

NEW YORK | CBS’ Les Moonves quits after new sex misconduct charges

NEW YORK — CBS Chief Les Moonves resigned Sunday, just hours after six more women accused the long-time television executive of sexual misconduct. The resignation is effective immediately, CBS said in a statement posted on its website Sunday night. The New Yorker magazine reported the latest allegations included Moonves forcing women to perform oral sex … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS’ Les Moonves quits after new sex misconduct charges

YANGON, Myanmar | Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others to stop hate

YANGON, Myanmar — Facebook said Monday that it is banning Myanmar’s powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation. The social media giant was heavily criticized for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against … Continue reading YANGON, Myanmar | Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others to stop hate

YANGON, Myanmar | Myanmar military chief among those banned by Facebook

YANGON, Myanmar— Facebook said Monday that it is banning Myanmar’s powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation. The social media giant was heavily criticized for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against minority … Continue reading YANGON, Myanmar | Myanmar military chief among those banned by Facebook

FREEPORT,Maine | L.L. Bean donating $3 million to National Parks Foundation

FREEPORT, Maine — L.L. Bean is providing $3 million to the National Park Foundation’s effort to encourage people to get outside and explore some of the more than 400 national parks. It’s called the “Find Your Park” initiative. L.L. Bean’s great-grandson, Chairman Shawn Gorman, said the partnership makes perfect sense because both organizations are committed … Continue reading FREEPORT,Maine | L.L. Bean donating $3 million to National Parks Foundation

Washington | News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

Washington – News organizations are pushing for the public release of data detailing the distribution of prescription opioids throughout the U.S., information that could show how drug manufacturers and distributors contributed to the nation’s addiction and overdose crisis. Attorneys for The Washington Post and HD Media, which owns The Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia, filed … Continue reading Washington | News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

Cancer patients often start two battles after diagnosis: They have to fight their disease and avoid financial ruin. Hospitals and patient advocates around the U.S. are rushing to offer more help for the latter as treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks. They say patients who get overwhelmed by bills often delay treatment or cut … Continue reading Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain