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US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

Jun. 14, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies increasingly fail to...

US urges world to ensure HIV services for LGBTQ community

Jun. 10, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the world’s nations Thursday to ensure equal access to HIV services to those most at risk of getting AIDS -- the LGBTQ community, drug users, sex workers, racial and ethnic minorities and women and girls. ...

Justice Dept. refocuses long-standing anti-violence program

May. 26, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is refocusing a long-standing violent crime initiative amid a string of violence and mass shootings across the U.S. that includes embedding federal agents with local homicide investigators and sweeps to arrest wanted fugitives with a significant...

Bill would decriminalize prostitution in Maine

May. 17, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The district attorney in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties wants state lawmakers to decriminalize prostitution. It's time to acknowledge that "people who are caught up in the nightmare circumstances of human trafficking and sexual...

NC's minimum marriage age rises to 16 in bill OK'd by Senate

May. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The minimum age to get married in North Carolina would increase from 14 to 16 under legislation unanimously approved by the state Senate on Wednesday. Backers of the measure say it reflects a compromise from the original content of the bill, which...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 10, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 6, 2021. Editorial: Iowa doesn’t have a labor shortage. It has a people shortage The next time you’re walking into a restaurant or grocery store, or pretty much any business, pause to look at the door. Near the sign about...

Gaetz, Greene take mantle of Trump's populism at rally

May. 07, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, two of the Republican Party's most controversial figures, kicked off their “America First Rally" roadshow Friday with a Trump-centric revival of sorts for the MAGA faithful at a Florida retirement community. ...

Neighbors say Tacoma Instagram star is harassing residents

May. 07, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Martin Cabello III is incredibly popular on Instagram. Almost 500,000 people follow him for diet advice and explanations of his religion, Cabelloism. He has another 25,800 followers on Twitter and 1.2 million on TikTok. Followers have left posts...

Louisiana lawmaker scraps bill to decriminalize prostitution

May. 04, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Facing opposition from her colleagues, a New Orleans lawmaker Tuesday shelved her proposal to decriminalize prostitution across the state, ending the debate for the legislative session. The House criminal justice committee was poised to reject...

How the Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot

May. 01, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Rep. Matt Gaetz vacationed in the Bahamas in 2018, he was joined by a doctor who donated to his campaign and a former colleague in the Florida Legislature. The Republican congressman, Dr. Jason Pirozzolo and Halsey Beshears were united in...