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Lawyer: Avenatti said he'd represent porn star for a dollar

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti jumped at the chance to represent porn star Stormy Daniels in 2018, saying he’d do it for a dollar, another California attorney testified Wednesday at Avenatti's crimi...

Avenatti now representing himself in case vs. Stormy Daniels

NEW YORK (AP) — Once-prominent California attorney Michael Avenatti took over representation of himself Tuesday at his latest criminal trial, setting the stage for him to directly confront former clie...

Florida senator fights back over nude images stolen from her

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Sen. Lauren Book often has told the story about how she was sexually abused by her nanny for six years when she was a child. She channeled the pain into a lifetime of he...

Avenatti cast as both thief, generous lawyer at NYC trial

NEW YORK (AP) — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels to pay employees at his debt-ridden law firm and to fund his personal expenses,...

Once allies, Stormy Daniels and Avenatti face off at trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star who catapulted herself and Michael Avenatti to fame with lawsuits against former President Donald Trump, will have a starring role in court beginning Mond...

Josh Duggar seeks new trial or acquittal in child porn case

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar has asked a federal judge for a new trial or an acquittal, a little over a month after he was convicted of receiving and possessing child p...

EXPLAINER: How sweeping EU rules would curb tech companies

LONDON (AP) — Online companies would have to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms and take other steps to protect users under rules that European Union lawmakers approved Thursd...

A young woman's fight to tackle revenge porn in the EU

Inês Marinho, was wrapping up her work shift at a cafe in Lisbon, Portugal, when her phone beeped. She'd received a fretful text message, alerting her about a video containing her intimate images...

Maryland mayor facing revenge porn charges resigns

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — A mayor on Maryland's Eastern Shore has resigned, weeks after he was charged with distributing revenge porn online. Andrew Bradshaw, 32, who was the youngest ma...

The importance — and humor — of Taiwan politicians' social media accounts

Social media plays a significant role in Taiwan politics but differently than in countries like the United States. There are three main social media outlets that Taiwanese politicians might use for...

South Taiwan junior high school teacher accused of physical, verbal abuse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Humanistic Education Foundation accused a teacher surnamed Chen (陳) at a Kaohsiung City junior high school of verbally and physically abusing students during a press c...

Avenatti likely to testify at trial over Stormy Daniels deal

NEW YORK (AP) — There is a strong likelihood that Michael Avenatti will testify at a New York trial where the once high-flying California lawyer is accused of swindling porn star Stormy Daniels out of...

LA film critics pick ‘Drive My Car’ as year’s best

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a showdown between Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” and Jane Campion’s “ The Power of the Dog ” for members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, but the group manag...

From masks to book banning, conservatives take on educators

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A recent Wyoming school board meeting was again packed with opponents of mask mandates when things took an abrupt turn and a parent started reading aloud sexually explicit passag...

EU plan for sweeping update of Big Tech rules gains momentum

LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s ambitious plan to update its pioneering internet rules gained momentum Tuesday after a key committee passed measures requiring technology companies to better police ...