The Latest: 'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet K...

Police: Sex offender broke no laws by photographing kids

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a registered sex offender who took photographs of children in public places didn't break any laws. The Kennebec Journal reports Augusta poli...

Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed ...

Convicted sex offender says electronics should be preserved

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A 38-year-old North Dakota man serving a prison sentence for possession of child pornography is appealing a judicial order that his Xbox and PlayStation 2 be destroyed. ...

Group sues over passport marker for sex offenders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group representing sex offenders sued again Thursday to challenge a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against chi...

Photographer under investigation after photos of orgy emerge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei District Prosecutor's Office is investigating a famous photographer for sexual harassment, sexual assault and prostitution after numerous photos h...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2017. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 11:28 a.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight...

3rd man killed in train wreck was convicted sex offender

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities have identified the third person killed in the deadly Amtrak derailment outside of Seattle as a man under federal supervision for a child pornography conviction. ...

'Glee' actor Mark Salling pleads guilty in child porn case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Glee" star Mark Salling has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Salling entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles federal court on Monday a...

Pedophile stopped at Sydney Airport by anti-sex tourism law

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A convicted child molester has been prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport under new laws aimed at keeping Australian pedophiles out of Southeast Asian sex touri...

Man pleads guilty to killing Kansas woman, 4-year-old girl

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A homeless man who killed a Kansas woman and her 4-year-old daughter pleaded guilty to capital murder but will not face the death penalty. Twenty-year-old Keith H...

USC football player gets year in jail for Utah sex assault

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A suspended University of Southern California football player who pleaded guilty in a sexual assault case has been sentenced to one year in a Utah jail. Osa Mas...

Teacher sentenced for sexually abusing 11-year-old student 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An elementary school teacher in Taichung has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being convicted of sexual assault, engaging in sex with a minor, and forced obsce...

Ohio man gets 20 years for trying to record above showers

CLEVELAND (AP) — A convicted sex offender has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after being caught trying to record people taking showers at an Ohio state campground east of Cleveland. ...

Prosecutor wants 10 years prison for online sex offender

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor has demanded 10 years in prison for a man accused of coercing teenagers in Canada, Britain and the United States to perform sexual acts in front of webcams by thr...