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State sees spike in calls to hotlines for domestic violence

Apr. 6, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Phone calls to emergency hotlines for domestic violence have spiked in the state of Virginia as people stay at home during the coronavirus epidemic. The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk reported Sunday that calls to hotlines increased by 76% statewide in March. That's according to the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 file photo, Manchester City's Kyle Walker during the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Premier League team Manchester City after apologizing on Sunday April 5, 2020, for breaking lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

England soccer star Walker sorry after 'lockdown party'

Apr. 5, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. The 29-year-old Walker apologized on Sunday after it was widely reported he held a party...

Utah elementary school Zoom meeting hacked with pornography

Apr. 3, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video meeting hosted by the Alpine School District was hacked, revealing pornographic images to dozens of elementary school students in Utah earlier this week. The incident happened Wednesday on a call with Grovecrest Elementary School Principal Kyle Hoopes, district spokesperson...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Republican Rep. Brady Brammer, poses for a portrait at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. A proposal to require warning labels on pornography in Utah passed the state House on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, a move an adult-entertainment industry group called a dark day for freedom of expression. Brammer, the lawmaker behind the plan to mandate the labels about potential harm to minors, says it’s aimed at catching the “worst of the worst.”(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Porn warning labels bill becomes Utah law amid controversy

Apr. 2, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Pornography will have to come with a warning label in Utah after Gov. Gary Herbert allowed the measure to become law over protest from the adult-entertainment industry. If producers don't include a one-sentence warning label on obscene materials about potential harm to minors, they...

Accused Tennessee lawmaker reverses, will seek reelection

Apr. 1, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct decades ago has reversed course and says he will now seek reelection after all. In a statement this week announcing his reelection bid, Republican Rep. David Byrd did not mention the accusations of sexual misconduct by three women...

US appeals court: Attack on gay man enough for asylum claim

Mar. 31, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An asylum seeker from Ghana who said he was attacked by a mob led by his father because of his sexuality has shown a valid fear of persecution, a U.S. appeals case said in a case argued by two law students. The petitioner, a gay man in his late 20s from Accra, said he had a secret...

FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about an upcoming show in Madrid, Spain. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the American Guild of Musical Artists said Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers, after two investigations found sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible. The guild said he will also contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirus

Mar. 30, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tenor Placido Domingo said Monday he is resting at home after catching the new coronavirus. Domingo said in a statement that he is "at home and I feel fine." The 79-year-old was reportedly hospitalized in Mexico after publicly acknowledging on March 22 that he had tested positive for...

Prostitution camp provided women in human smuggling case

Mar. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the pregnant women involved in former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen's allegedly illegal adoption business. Co-defendant Lynwood Jennet told police that...

Records to be released on Nevada prostitute employee ruling

Mar. 27, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation must release records used to determine that prostitutes in legal brothels are employees not independent contractors. The decision stems from a department ruling in 2016...

U of Rochester, ex-professors settle retaliation claims

Mar. 27, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester will pay $9.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nine former professors and students who said they faced retaliation after bringing sexual misconduct claims against a professor, the group's attorneys said Friday. “Our clients have had to leave...