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Summer Preview: Emma Thompson wants to start a conversation

May. 06, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The summer movie season has not, traditionally speaking, been known for its nuanced attention to female sexuality. But smack in the middle of Hollywood’s high season of masculine thrill rides and sci-fi fantasies this year is “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” a...

Back with the banned: Do Twitter's exiles return under Musk?

Apr. 30, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

QAnon loyalists, COVID deniers, neo-Nazis and a former American president: The list of people banned from Twitter is long, but their exile could soon come to an end if Elon Musk's $44 billion offer for the platform is approved. Musk, the world’s richest man and the owner of SpaceX...

Judge upholds Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking conviction

Apr. 29, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge concluded Friday that there was enough evidence to convict British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell of sex trafficking girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, but she also gave Maxwell a legal victory by concluding that three conspiracy counts charged the same...

Reality TV figure facing sex trafficking charge in Las Vegas

Apr. 27, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rapper and former reality TV figure is facing a felony sex trafficking charge in Las Vegas in an ongoing criminal investigation alleging that he used his large social media following to recruit women as prostitutes, according to police. Records showed Wednesday...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 20, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. April 18, 2022. Editorial: The very real harm of sexual predation Stephen Shipps deserves every bit of punishment coming to him and more. Shipps is a former violin teacher who admitted last year to sexually abusing one of his...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 11, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. April 10, 2022. Editorial: If Texas can’t fix its foster care system, feds should step in If Texas won’t fix a child foster care system that remains dangerously broken after two decades of neglect, the federal government should step up...

S. Korean slavery victim seeks UN justice as time runs out

Mar. 21, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thirty years after going public with her story of abduction, rape and forced prostitution by Japan’s wartime military, Lee Yong-soo fears she’s running out of time to get closure to her ordeal. The 93-year-old is the face of a dwindling group of South...

Virginia lawmakers OK lifting ban on facial technology use

Mar. 10, 2022 17:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Last year, Virginia lawmakers passed one of the most restrictive bans in the country on the use of facial recognition technology, barring local police departments and campus police from purchasing or using the technology unless explicitly authorized by the legislature. ...

Gas price hikes fueling electric vehicle conspiracy theories

Mar. 10, 2022 07:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some social media users suggest that soaring fuel prices in the U.S. aren’t the result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, increased consumption or supply chain issues as daily life resumes after two years of stagnation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Analysts: Navy bribery trial to expose pervasive problem

Mar. 02, 2022 11:40 AM EST

San Diego (AP) — Dozens of U.S. Navy officials have admitted to being bought off by the gregarious, rotund Malaysian defense contractor known as “Fat Leonard” who plied them with prostitutes, Cuban cigars and free stays at the Philippines' Shangri-La hotel, among other things. ...