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MIT president says he signed a letter thanking Epstein

Sep. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology acknowledged Thursday that he signed a letter thanking the late, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein for a donation to a professor. President L. Rafael Reif called the letter to Epstein a "standard acknowledgment letter" in...

German police conduct human trafficking raids, detain 9

Sep. 12, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say police in Berlin and four German states have raided 33 sites in connection with human trafficking and detained nine Vietnamese citizens. Berlin prosecutors said Thursday the raids targeted suspects who allegedly arranged fake marriages and false acknowledgements of paternity...

Epstein faced 2nd probe, seen with underage girls in '18

Sep. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A previously undisclosed federal investigation into Jeffrey Epstein included an examination of whether he was traveling with underage girls as recently as last year, newly released documents show. U.S. Marshals Service investigators spoke in July with an air-traffic controller who said she...

France urges victims to come forward in Epstein sex probe

Sep. 11, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

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 exploitation of women and girls, and say they have already interviewed three people who identified themselves as...

The Latest: Malta lets 5 more refugees in, still blocks ship

Sep. 10, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The last five migrants stranded aboard a German charity rescue boat are being taken to Malta. The Maltese government said Tuesday the impasse ended after it offered disembarkation following the rescue group Sea-Eye's...

The Latest: Researcher tied to Epstein quits NY Times board

Sep. 8, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on Jeffery Epstein's ties to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The director of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research lab who resigned from the university over his ties to Jeffrey Epstein has also resigned from the boards of...

Director of MIT's Media Lab steps down over Epstein ties

Sep. 7, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The director of a prestigious research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resigned Saturday, and the school's president ordered an independent investigation amid an uproar over the lab's ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Joi Ito, director of MIT's Media Lab,...

Utah woman arrested at Manila airport with newborn in bag

Sep. 5, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila's airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday. The Philippine officials said Jennifer Erin Talbot was able to pass...

The Latest: Woman held in Philippines baby case from Utah

Sep. 5, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an American woman in the Philippines on charges she tried to take a 6-day-old baby out of the country (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Public records indicate an American woman arrested for attempting to take a newborn from the Philippines has been living in...

Judge ends case against Epstein, with a nod to the accusers

Aug. 29, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge formally ended the criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday, but not without a final tribute to the women who spoke out against the financier. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman took the procedural step of adding his initials to an order dismissing the indictment that...