Side effect of trafficking law: More street prostitution?

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking. But activists and police say the ef...

Hack causes major apps to show anti-Semitic name

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology users had gotten a surprise when their social and lifestyle apps seemingly labeled the United States' most populous city with an anti-Semitic header. Mapbo...

US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their cases and catch criminals, and often provides their only clear path to citiz...

Fans remember Kate Spade through first designer bags

After Kate Spade's death by apparent suicide on Tuesday, fans mourned the designer's death and thanked her for fashion that marked formative moments in their lives. For some, Spade's...

Attorney: Mexican man wrongly detained at marriage interview

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a 37-year-old Mexican man who was taken into custody during a mandatory marriage interview at immigration offices in Philadelphia say his detention is unlawful. ...

Threat case throws spotlight on hard choices for schools

BERWYN, Pa. (AP) — When 12-year-old Nora Nissenbaum told a boy from her class she wasn't interested in him anymore, he started texting her images of Adolf Hitler and insults such as "dirty Jew." ...

Fall of edgy author Diaz disappoints, confounds followers

The literary and academic community is grappling with the fall of Junot Diaz, one of the 21st century's most acclaimed minority authors who's accused of sexual misconduct. Diaz emerg...

Plane passenger dilemma: Protect child or try to save victim

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting t...

Syrian refugees admitted to US drop to just 44 in 6 months

The number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States after fleeing their war-torn homeland has plummeted to just 44 since the first of October — down from around 6,000 in the same period a year...