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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2008, file photo, Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen poses for a photo in Des Moines, Iowa. A federal appeals court upheld a life prison sentence Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for the influential Iowa youth basketball coach who used his position to sexually exploit more than 400 boys over 20 years. A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Gregory Stephen's argument that his 180-year sentence was excessive because he did not kill or physically injure his victims. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)

Court upholds life sentence for Iowa coach who abused teens

Jan. 4, 2021 2:23 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld a life prison sentence Monday for an influential Iowa youth basketball coach who used his position to sexually exploit more than 400 boys over 20 years. A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Gregory Stephen's argument that his...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020 file photo, images of Ravi Zacharias are displayed in the Passion City Church during a memorial service for him in Atlanta. A posthumous sex scandal involving  Zacharias, who founded the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has placed the global organization in a wrenching predicament. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Ministry roiled by late founder's sexual misconduct scandal

Jan. 4, 2021 10:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous sexual misconduct scandal involving the man who founded, in his own name, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has placed the global Christian organization in a wrenching predicament. It faces calls from within its own ranks to change its name, pay reparations to any victims...

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, shoppers check out smart phones at a store  in Beijing, China. Companies including the Chinese arm of TripAdvisor Inc. have been ordered by regulators to overhaul their mobile phone apps in what the Chinese government says is a crackdown on pornography and other improper content. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

China orders removal of 105 apps, including TripAdvisor

Dec. 9, 2020 6:13 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Companies including the Chinese arm of TripAdvisor Inc. have been ordered by regulators to overhaul their mobile phone apps in what the Chinese government said is a crackdown on pornography and other improper content. The National Cyberspace Administration ordered the removal of 105 apps...

Pornhub calls halt to unverified users posting on its site

Dec. 8, 2020 3:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pornhub said Tuesday it was halting unverified users from uploading video material after a report alleged that the pornographic website was showing videos of rape and underage sex. Visa and Mastercard said over the weekend that they are investigating their business relationship with Pornhub...

Prosecutors: Priest collected child porn while overseas

Dec. 3, 2020 4:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest accused of collecting thousands of child pornography images while serving overseas and then bringing them with him when he returned to the United States is now facing federal charges, authorities announced Thursday. The Rev. William McCandless, 56, of Wilmington,...