Witness: Self-help guru wanted women to be 'hungry dogs'

NEW YORK (AP) — Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a taskmaster who expected his female followers to be as obedient as "hungry dogs," whether he wanted them to send nude photos to him or buy him groceri...

Former 'sex slave' of self-help guru testifies at his trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A former follower of a self-help guru is telling a jury how the leader created a sorority of sex slaves under his command. The testimony by Lauren Salzman came Friday...

Florida prepares for influx of immigrants from Mexico border

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in South Florida say they are frantically preparing for an influx of immigrants being sent by the federal government as the number camped along the U.S. Mexico b...

Auction to feature baseball signed by 11 original HOFers

NEW YORK (AP) — A baseball signed by all 11 members of the inaugural induction class of the Baseball Hall of Fame headlines the Lelands Spring Classic Auction. The ball features the ...

AP Top 25 Podcast: New coaches most likely to succeed

There are 27 head coaches starting new jobs in major college football this season. Which ones are most likely to have successful tenures? On the last AP Top 25 Colle...

The Latest: Lawyer says self-help leader had good intentions

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest from the trial of a self-help guru charged with sex trafficking (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The lawyer for a self-help guru accused of t...

Analysis: Which new college football coaches might succeed?

Success for a college football coach is best determined over an extended period of time. Impatient Florida State fans might not want to hear that these days. Willie Taggart will ente...

Trial opens in sex-trafficking case against self-help guru

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jury is set to hear opening statements and testimony at the sex-trafficking case against a self-help guru. The trial beginning Tuesday is expected to ...

Self-improvement guru set to face 'sex slave' accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Women who prosecutors say were once loyal followers of a disgraced self-improvement guru are set to testify against him at a New York City trial. They'll take the wit...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending April 26: Fiction 1. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, narrated by Zachary Quinto (Audible Studios) 2. The...

Vacant land becoming asset as development returns to Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — When Fiat Chrysler began considering where to build its next assembly plant, the automaker didn't have to look far to find land. A short walk from its Jefferson North ...

Browns bolster defense in second NFL draft under GM Dorsey

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens emerged from the Browns' draft room looking like a wide-eyed rookie. Things had been moving pretty quickly for Cleveland's first-year coach, who s...

SC House gives near final backing to heartbeat abortion bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House gave near final approval to a bill Wednesday that would ban almost all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, but the measure may have little ...

State probes doctor it says branded women in sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state officials are investigating a doctor they say branded women with the initials of the spiritual leader of a cultlike group. The court documents containi...

A way-too-early poll for the 2019-20 college hoops season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia pulled off one of the great redemption stories in NCAA Tournament history, winning its first national title a year after losing to a No. 16 seed in the first round. ...