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Another Navy officer pleads guilty in wide-spanning scandal

Jan. 26, 2022 20:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy commander admitted in federal court to sending a Malaysian defense contractor classified ship schedules for the Navy’s 7th Fleet in exchange for extravagant meals, luxury travel, cash and the services of prostitutes. Commander Stephen Shedd is the...

Virginia college senior releases doc on human trafficking

Jan. 16, 2022 09:04 AM EST

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Kaitlyn Savage wants to bring awareness to what she believes is a major problem in the United States and around the world — human trafficking. According to the Organization for World Peace, while statistics vary, by some estimates there are up to 300,000...

Abortion, drunken driving, animal welfare laws take effect

Dec. 27, 2021 11:46 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The new year brings new laws for New Hampshire, including an abortion ban that was passed as part of the state budget. The budget Gov. Chris Sununu signed in June contained a provision prohibiting abortion after 24 weeks of gestation, with exceptions for the...

US-born China pop star Wang Leehom apologizes in scandal

Dec. 20, 2021 04:25 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — An Asian American who is one of the biggest pop stars in China apologized to his family and fans on Monday and said he will take a break from performing after a public dispute on social media with his ex-wife, who accused him of infidelity and hiring prostitutes. The...

DA's last big decision: Whether to charge Trump

Dec. 16, 2021 01:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a dozen years in office, one piece of unfinished business remains for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. before he retires at the end of the month: Will the prosecutor known for his caution go out with a bang by bringing criminal charges against Donald Trump? ...

Vermont city amends language on sex work in the city charter

Dec. 14, 2021 11:12 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont city council has voted to amend language in the city’s charter on Monday, in an effort to decriminalize sex work. If Burlington voters pass the amendment next year, the city will not be able to criminalize sex work but people still can be...

EXPLAINER: Gang negotiations sensitive topic in El Salvador

Dec. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Allegations from the United States government that President Nayib Bukele’s administration negotiated with El Salvador's powerful street gangs touched a sensitive topic. Previous administrations in El Salvador both from the left and right have done so and paid a political...

Longtime Ohio attorney accused of human trafficking has died

Nov. 27, 2021 11:56 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A veteran attorney from southern Ohio who was charged last year with human trafficking involving six women — most, former clients — has died, according to published reports. Michael Mearan had been taken to a hospital on Wednesday and died...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 26, 2021 12:52 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts falsely...

Italy cracks gang forcing Nigerian women into prostitution

Nov. 22, 2021 09:53 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian customs police on Monday dismantled a Nigerian organized crime syndicate that forced dozens of young women into prostitution and begging on the streets of Italy and then smuggled out millions of euros in ill-gained revenues to Nigeria, with cash hidden in suitcase...