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California eyes banning loitering for prostitution arrests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday finally sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a hot potato of a bill that would bar police from making arrests on a charge of loitering for prostitution, nine...

Taiwan's last legal brothel closes its doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's last legal brothel has recently closed its doors due to the impact of the pandemic and changes in the sex worker industry. Tiantianle (天天樂), the country...

Spain takes first step towards battling prostitution

MADRID (AP) — Spain, one of the world's leading markets for prostitution, is hoping to crack down on the practice by targeting people who financially exploit prostitutes, as well as those who buy thei...

US Secret Service members sent home ahead of Biden's Asia trip

Two security officers who were in South Korea to prepare for US President Joe Biden's visit were sent home after "drunkenly assaulting" a South Korean, officials said. "The Secret ...

Reality TV figure facing sex trafficking charge in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rapper and former reality TV figure is facing a felony sex trafficking charge in Las Vegas in an ongoing criminal investigation alleging that he used his large social media followin...

Today in History: April 14, Abraham Lincoln is shot

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 14, the 104th day of 2022. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 1...

EXPLAINER: Sacramento gang shooting killed 6, wounded 12

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Six people were killed and 12 wounded in Sacramento last weekend in what police say was a shootout between rival gangs as bars closed and patrons crowded in the streets just ...

Attorneys General warn NFL to improve treatment of women

NEW YORK (AP) — The attorneys general of six states have written to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell , expressing concern over the league’s treatment of female employees and admonishing him for a lack o...

El Salvador grabs 1,000 gang suspects, cuts food for inmates

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The government of El Salvador said Monday it has arrested more than 1,000 gang suspects after a wave of killings over the weekend. President Nayib B...

El Salvador declares state of emergency amid killings

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s congress granted President Nayib Bukele's request to declare a state of emergency early Sunday amid a wave of gang-related killings over the weekend. ...

Analysts: Navy bribery trial to expose pervasive problem

San Diego (AP) — Dozens of U.S. Navy officials have admitted to being bought off by the gregarious, rotund Malaysian defense contractor known as “Fat Leonard” who plied them with prostitutes, Cuban ci...

Jury: Ex-cheerleader guilty in killings of 3 Florida women

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former criminal justice major and college cheerleader was convicted in the killings of three Florida women who were working prostitutes more than 15 years ago. ...

Trial begins for accused Florida serial killer of 4 women

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors told jurors that DNA links an accused serial killer with the slayings of three women 16 years ago when he was a criminal justice student at a local university. ...

Ex-Navy captain pleads guilty in massive bribery case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. Navy captain pleaded guilty to bribery Wednesday for accepting nearly $68,000 in dinners, hotels, parties and prostitutes from a Malaysian defense contractor, prosecutor...

Another Navy officer pleads guilty in wide-spanning scandal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy commander admitted in federal court to sending a Malaysian defense contractor classified ship schedules for the Navy’s 7th Fleet in exchange for extravagant meals, luxury ...