The Boy Scouts of America might soon give troop sponsors the authority to decide whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders. This is a potentially dramatic turnaround could be announced as early as next week.
A group of masked men called the Black Bloc, who consider themselves defenders of protesters opposed to Egypt's Islamist president's rule, have joined the country's political unrest. The group says they are willing to use force against Islamists who have previously attacked protesters.
Three people have been arrested in connection to the nightclub fire that left more than 230 dead in Brazil over the weekend, authorities say. The owner of the club, the club's security chief and a band member are reportedly being questioned by police.