Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday, saying they couldn't go forward after courts blocked their us...

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of solicitation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they will not appeal a court ruling throwing out video recordings allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for...

Once-standout DEA agent says he conspired with drug cartel

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A once-standout U.S. narcotics agent admitted Monday to conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian cartel he was sworn to fight — one of the most egregious betrayals of the...

Prostitution to resume in northern Germany after courts overturn coronavirus restrictions

Prostitutes can return to work in the northern German states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg, Bremen and Schleswig-Holstein, after the coronavirus lockdown regulations imposed earlier this year wer...

Authorities find bones in Illinois based on killer's remarks

PERU, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are analyzing bones found in Illinois to determine if they are the remains of a woman whom a convicted serial killer imprisoned in Ohio claims he killed about 15 years ag...

Court: Secret videos can't be used in Kraft massage case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly video recorded them paying...

Man guilty of giving escort employer credit card sentenced

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man who claims his 2012 divorce prompted him to go on a binge that included alcohol, prostitutes and giving a woman his corporate credit card used to finance an opulent life...

Chinese professor detained over criticism of Xi Jinping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A jurist and law professor at Beijing's Tsinghua University, Xu Zhangrun (許章潤), was detained Monday (July 6) by the Chinese authorities after he openly criticized the ...

Protest vs. Africa's 1st COVID-19 vaccine trial shows fears

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A protest against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial was underway Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. ...

Judges question warrants in Kraft massage parlor sex case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appellate judges on Tuesday questioned the legality of search warrants that let police secretly video record New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others pay...

Patriots owner's prostitution case heads to appellate court

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with twice buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes will attempt to save their case this week by arguing to ...

Italy detains 10 Nigerians accused in human trafficking ring

ROME (AP) — Italian police have detained 10 Nigerians accused of running a human trafficking ring that allegedly used voodoo rituals and promises of jobs to lure migrants to Italy, where they were put...

New law paves way to reinvestigate abusive SKorean facility

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s parliament on Wednesday passed a law allowing new investigations into the country’s past human rights atrocities, rewarding a years-long struggle for redemption...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Spaniards have filled the streets to exercise outside in gorgeous spring weather for the first time in seven weeks and German children rushed to playgrounds as countries in Western Europe gradually r...

Misery of Italy's migrants grows not from virus but lockdown

CASTEL VOLTURNO, Italy (AP) — They are known as “the invisibles": Undocumented African migrants who, even before the coronavirus outbreak plunged Italy into crisis, barely scraped by as day laborers, ...