Spain smashes prostitution ring that duped Ukrainian women

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have freed 11 women, most of them Ukrainian, who traveled to Spain thinking they were taking jobs as hotel chambermaids but were forced to work as prostitutes. ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN SIGNALS MARJOR NUCLEAR CHANGE A spokesman for Iran's...

Pakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking women

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men ...

Sold into marriage, Pakistani women endure rapes in China

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — At first, in her desperate calls home to her mother in Pakistan, Natasha Masih couldn't bring herself to say what they were doing to her. All the 19-year-...

Judge clears Robert Kraft's attorneys of contempt accusation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has cleared the attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft of contempt of court allegations filed against them after a hearing on his m...

Detroit hurries to board vacant houses after serial slayings

DETROIT (AP) — Stanley Allen mowed the lawn at a vacant house next to his Detroit home as teams of police and city workers scoured nearby empty houses as part of an investigation into a suspected seri...

Rapes, voodoo ritual in killer dad's chaotic upbringing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Defense lawyers for a South Carolina father who killed his five children called a social worker to testify Tuesday about his chaotic upbringing, from how his father was born to a...

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front is perhaps best known for its vigilante actions against gays, Christmas decorations and prostitution. But over the past 15 ...

Will she flip? Deputies need woman to say she was trafficked

STUART, Fla. (AP) — The Chinese masseuse shrinks into her chair as the Florida sheriff's detective tells her deputies installed hidden cameras in her spa's ceiling. He knows she and other women had se...

Spanish police free women held by Marbella prostitution gang

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have freed eight women who were being held at a house in Marbella, and arrested 21 presumed members of a gang that allegedly sexually exploited them. ...

Famed Taiwanese entertainer He Yi-hang dies of colon cancer at age 64

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Famed Taiwanese entertainer He Yi-hang (賀一航) died of colon cancer at Taipei Veterans General Hospital on Monday night at age 64, ending a prominent show biz career of 40 years ...

F1 remains confident in US Grand Prix future in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One expects to race the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas for "many years to come," a series official said Tuesday, despite the track's failed effort to secur...

State prosecutors struggle with human trafficking cases

BOSTON (AP) — Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven't come close to matching the success their...

Ex-detective pleads guilty to operating brothels

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired New York Police Department vice detective and his wife have admitted to running a prostitution and gambling ring that allegedly involved seven police officers and dozens of c...

China: Thousands of North Korean women forced into prostitution: report

A report published by the Korea Future Initiative, a London-based NGO, reveals that thousands of North Korean women and girls are being subjected to forced marriage and prostitution in China. The rep...