On Wednesday, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety created a hailstorm indoors. It was part of an experiment to see the effects of hail on building materials and perhaps make houses more able to withstand damage. (Feb. 20)
The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors.
Get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe an unusually wild one, federal forecasters say. Their prediction Thursday calls for 13 to 20 named Atlantic storms, seven to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and three to six that become major hurricanes.