Fed lawyer: COVID-19 at federal jail worse than reported

NEW YORK (AP) — The true number of COVID-19 infections among inmates at Manhattan’s federal lockup was likely about seven times what the Bureau of Prisons has previously publicly reported, a governmen...

Fed lockup where Epstein died gets harsh coronavirus review

NEW YORK (AP) — Prisoners with COVID-19 symptoms were neglected and ignored as the outbreak rippled through the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer, ...

All about Section 230, a rule that made the modern internet

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today. ...

Violent sex offender, Spanish DJ hides in Taiwan for 7 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese police last month apprehended and assisted in extraditing a Spanish DJ for crimes he had committed in Italy 10 years ago, according to Taiwan’s Criminal In...

Facebook removes accounts linked to fringe group QAnon

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it has removed several groups, accounts and pages linked to QAnon, taking action for the first time against the far-right U.S. conspiracy theory circulated among s...

Epstein frequented Harvard, had own office, report finds

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein visited Harvard University's campus more than 40 times after his 2008 sex crimes conviction and was given his own office and unfettered acce...

Epstein tied to $336K donated to Wexner Center at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review released by Ohio State University on Thursday identified $336,000 in donations and pledges that the university received from Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, a sum th...

Mexico agency urges probe of 'home delivery' sex services

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A government body called Wednesday for authorities to investigate nightclubs that are advertising home delivery of table dances and other services amid the crackdown on large public...

With US border work on track, rural towns fear an outbreak

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Major construction projects moving forward along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are raising fears that the coronavirus could race through temporary camps and workers co...

Avenatti lawyer cites coronavirus to delay jail meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti's attorney cited the coronavirus threat Wednesday and an upcoming trial as he asked a judge to delay a court-required jailhouse meeting, saying his bearded client live...

Self-help guru requests new trial in sex-trafficking case

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group that attracted heiresses and Hollywood actresses is requesting a new trial in his sex-trafficking case. A jury convic...

Vietnamese woman arrested for running prostitution ring in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female Vietnamese immigrant has been arrested for allegedly operating a prostitution ring in southern Taiwan's Tainan City, following a raid on her massage parlors t...

Prosecutor: Ex-convict was in bed with victim when arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-convict accused of forcing young women he met in his daughter's dormitory into prostitution or forced labor after winning their trust was in bed with a victim when he was arreste...

Report: Domestic extremists killed at least 42 in 2019

White supremacists and other far-right extremists killed at least 38 people in the U.S. in 2019, the sixth deadliest year for violence by all domestic extremists since 1970, according to a report issu...

FBI raids Canadian fashion mogul following sex abuse claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage ...