Facebook says it removed 3.2B fake accounts in 6 months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months. Nearly all of...

Anti-sex trafficking effort launched for Miami Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — Major events that draw tens of thousands of people such as the Super Bowl have become hubs for sex trafficking, which Miami officials said Wednesday that they are determined to snuff out ...

Clarification: Central African Republic-UN-Sex Abuse Report

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a story Nov. 1, The Associated Press included quotes from U.N. OIOS investigator Ben Swanson which suggested that he questioned the findings of a draft report on an investigat...

Leaked UN report shows failed investigation on sexual abuse

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations botched its investigation into accusations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, letting down victims, according to a draft report. Th...

Twitter: World leaders' accounts not entirely above policies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says world leaders aren't entirely above its ban on users threatening violence or promoting terrorism on the site. The San Francisco company is clarifyin...

Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

ATLANTA (AP) — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con — this time a child pornography charge stemming from a published art work — his attorney has renewed hi...

Court: Boarding school owner can question accuser's history

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says the founder of a boarding school for troubled youth will get another chance to potentially discredit a student whose testimony helped convict him of ...

French Epstein probe: modeling agent's home, office searched

PARIS (AP) — French investigators have searched the home and offices of French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel in their probe into late financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sexual exploitation of women ...

France making progress in Epstein probe, launches appeal

PARIS (AP) — French police are appealing for victims and witnesses to come forward to aid their probe into Jeffrey Epstein and anyone else involved in the disgraced financier's alleged sexual exploita...

Man who cut up wife sentenced to nearly 9 years in prison

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man who was found at a Kansas storage unit with his dismembered wife's remains and two of their children has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison. Thir...

Sentencing for pastor convicted of sex charges rescheduled

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The sentencing has been rescheduled for a former minister in Ohio found guilty of child sex trafficking after a woman testified he groomed her for sex when she was 14. ...

The Latest: Woman claims 2008 sexual assault by UCLA doctor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a retired UCLA gynecologist who is charged with sexually abusing two patients (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Another woman says she w...

Charity watchdog condemns Oxfam for Haiti behavior

LONDON (AP) — England's charity watchdog has condemned Oxfam for having a "culture of poor behavior," in connection with the sexual misconduct scandal involving workers in Haiti following the 2010 ear...

The Latest: Ex-UCLA doctor pleads not guilty to sex abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a former UCLA gynecologist charged with sexually abusing patients (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A former University of California, L...

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...