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Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

February 18, 2020 GMT. 1 of 3. In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Wilmington, Delaware, is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization ... Full story

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid wave of potential lawsuits

Facing a wave of lawsuits over allegations of sexual abuse, the Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy. The long-anticipated Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will allow the Boy Scouts to keep operating as it reorganizes its finances and handles claims from hundreds of potential victims. It will also give victims a limited amount of time to come forward before being barred indefinitely from seeking compensation. The filing , early Tuesday, ... Full story

52 Places to Go in 2020: Paris

Explore our list of 52 places to go in 2020, selected by New York Times Travel editors. Full story

Boy Scouts of America, hobbled by multiple sex-abuse lawsuits, files for bankruptcy

Feb. 18, 2020, 5:45 AM UTC. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection. Facing mounting legal costs from defending itself against lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of boys, the venerable non-profit sought Chapter 11 protection in a court filing early Tuesday. A spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America said in a statement that the filing had "two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in ... Full story

African crowdsolving startup Zindi scales 10,000 data scientists – TechCrunch

Cape Town based startup Zindi has registered 10,000 data-scientists on its platform that uses AI and machine learning to crowdsolve complex problems in Africa. Founded in 2018, the early-stage venture allows companies, NGOs or government institutions to host online competitions around data-oriented challenges. Zindi opens the contests to the African data scientists on its site who can join a competition, submit solution sets, move up a leader ... Full story

A Guatemalan family was separated in 2017. They're still apart.

Adelaida Reynoso and her mother, María, were among the first migrant families broken up by the Trump administration, on July 31, 2017, long before the government acknowledged it was separating parents and children at the border. They haven’t seen each other since. Adelaida is now 9, a third-. grader in southwest Florida, one of the top students in her class, carrying a thick English dictionary in a purple backpack. María, now 31, was deported ... Full story

Indonesia central bank may cut key rate as coronavirus hits economy: Reuters poll

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A slim majority of analysts polled by Reuters expect Indonesia’s central bank to resume its easing cycle at its policy meeting this week to provide a cushion for the expected economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Indonesia's central bank, Bank Indonesia, is seen on a window in the bank's lobby in Jakarta, Indonesia September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Iqro Rinaldi/File Photo. Sixteen of 28 economists ... Full story

Gyms in China livestream routines as coronavirus keeps patrons away

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - “Stand in front of a chair. Chest up, core tight and square your pelvis,” said Heidi Liu, a pilates instructor at a studio in Shanghai, as she demonstrated a series of poses and stretches. Fitness trainers Katie Xu and Heidi Liu lead exercise classes and stream them live at Pilates ProWorks studio in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, February 16, 2020. Picture taken ... Full story

Turkey to arrest 228 for links to cleric in probe of military, ministry: Anadolu

FILE PHOTO: U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller. ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish prosecutors investigating the military and justice ministry on Tuesday ordered the arrest of 228 people over suspected links to the network that Ankara says was behind a 2016 coup attempt, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported. There has been a sustained crackdown on ... Full story

Pete Buttigieg’s race problem Post

As the Democratic nomination race shifts to the South and into states with more African American voters, the party’s white front-runners must directly confront the question of race and explain how their policies uplift black America. Each of them has been criticized for harboring a superficial understanding of American anti-blackness, if not manifesting outright racism. Amy Klobuchar has a questionable prosecutorial record ; Joe Biden has drawn ... Full story

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