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Judge bars release of Kraft massage videos before hearing

Apr. 17, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors can't release undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly receiving sex acts at a Florida massage parlor until a Florida judge rules later this month. Circuit Judge Joseph Marx on Wednesday barred the release of any video from...

Correction: Patriots Owner-Prostitution Charge story

Apr. 17, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a story April 16 about a lawsuit filed by a man secretly recorded by police while receiving a massage, The Associated Press reported erroneously one of the government agencies being sued. The lawsuit is against the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, not the Palm...

State probes doctor it says branded women in sex slave case

Apr. 12, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are investigating a doctor they say branded women under unsafe conditions at the behest of the spiritual leader of a secretive self-help group based in upstate New York, according to court documents about the accusations. The papers containing the revelations stem from a...

Kraft's attorneys attack prostitution investigation

Apr. 3, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Robert Kraft on Wednesday attacked a Florida police investigation that led to the New England Patriots owner being charged with paying for sex at a massage parlor, saying officers violated the U.S. and state constitutions and used tactics normally reserved for...

Autopsy finds heart attack killed famed Nevada brothel owner

Mar. 29, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — America's most famous pimp died of a heart attack in bed at one of his legal brothels in Nevada after his weekend-long 72nd birthday bash featuring porn stars, political pals and others, authorities said. Dennis Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won posthumous election to the Nevada...

O'Rourke says owning, using guns taught him responsible use

Mar. 24, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.S. The former Texas congressman told The Associated Press...

Report: Myanmar, China failing to stop 'bride' trafficking

Mar. 21, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. The report released Thursday says women are often tricked into traveling to...

Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds

Mar. 20, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian reservations in the Dakotas need more resources and cooperation from the federal government to combat crime and improve safety, tribal leaders told members of Congress on Wednesday as they detailed a range of problems including drug trafficking, sex crimes, and missing...

Report: Slain Mexican journalist's widow targeted by spyware

Mar. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesday. The Toronto-based Citizen Lab said the attempt to place Pegasus spy software targeted Griselda Triana,...

NY self-help guru pleads not guilty to child porn charges

Mar. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The spiritual leader of an upstate New York self-help group pleaded not guilty on Monday to newly filed child pornography charges at a hearing where it became clear that his co-defendants are trying to avoid going to trial with him next month. Keith Raniere was charged last week with...