Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When is a photograph of nude bodies artistic or titillating? A woman's exposed nipple a political statement or erotica? A video of childbirth might show genitali...

Mueller probe witness pleads guilty on child sex charges

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will serve at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing c...

Mueller probe witness considers child sex trafficking plea

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is expected to plead guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography. ...

Doctor admits to writing fake prescriptions for black market

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia doctor who wrote thousands of fake prescriptions for an infamous black market pharmacy has entered a guilty plea, despite earlier backing out of a plea deal, prosecutors...

Nebraska announces dismissal of RB Maurice Washington

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Running back Maurice Washington, who faces child pornography charges in California and was disciplined for unrelated rules violations last season, has been dismissed from the Nebr...

Pope Francis equates violence against women to profaning God

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday decried violence against women, saying that it is like profaning God. He contended that if we want a better world in the new year, we s...

Hundreds of accused clergy left off church's sex abuse lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on ...

Hundreds of accused clergy left off church's sex abuse lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on ...

Michigan AG: Nassar investigation not suspended after all

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday said her communications director's statement announcing the suspension of a nearly two-year criminal investigation into Michigan State Un...

Germany: Boy missing for 2 years found in suspect's cupboard

BERLIN (AP) — German police said Friday that a 15-year-old boy who was reported missing two years ago has been found in the home of a man suspected of child pornography offenses. Pol...

Tuesday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL IOWA CITY, Iowa — Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90. ...

'Black cab rapist' gets life sentence for more UK attacks

LONDON (AP) — A former taxi driver believed to have sexually assaulted more than 100 women and already in prison for a dozen attacks received a life sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to attacking...

Powerful ex-prosecutor convicted in police beating cover-up

NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful former prosecutor in the New York suburbs was convicted Tuesday on charges he helped cover for a former protege who, as police chief, punched a handcuffed man suspected of s...

Pope abolishes 'pontifical secret' in clergy sex abuse cases

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has abolished the “pontifical secret” used in clergy sexual abuse cases, after mounting criticism that the high degree of confidentiality has been used to protect pedo...

Pope abolishes use of 'pontifical secret' in clergy sex abuse cases, raises top age of child pornography

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope abolishes use of 'pontifical secret' in clergy sex abuse cases, raises top age of child pornography.