Latest Prostitution News

Lauren Witzke, center, celebrates after winning Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Dover, Del. Witzke, a political newcomer, defeated attorney James DeMartino to become the GOP nominee for the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Coons. (Andre Lamar/The News Journal via AP)

GOP Senate candidate defends controversial Ginsburg meme

Sep. 22, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke on Tuesday defended a controversial meme in a Facebook post by her campaign after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Yes, my campaign posted a meme and I stand by it,” the firebrand political newcomer said...

Albuquerque police: Overall crime down 5% in all categories

Sep. 22, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overall crime in Albuquerque is down 5% across all categories in the first six months of 2020, compared with the first half of last year and 15% since 2018, according to police. The Albuquerque Journal obtained a copy of the police report and reported Tuesday that violent crime has...

Man sentenced to prison for drug, sex trafficking operation

Sep. 22, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man was sentenced Monday to 22 1/2 years in prison for charges stemming from what prosecutors described as a violent sex and drug trafficking operation in the Burlington area. Brian Folks was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Burlington. During the trial,...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft points to fans as his team warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.  Florida prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they will not appeal a court's decision to block video allegedly showing Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of soliciting sex

Sep. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they won't appeal a court's decision blocking video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. If the state challenged the decision...

Jacksonville strip clubs fight to lower dancer age to 18

Sep. 20, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida strip club owners are lobbying to lower the age limit for dancers from 21 to 18-years-old, calling the current age requirement unconstitutional. A lawyer representing 13 clubs and four dancers in Jacksonville argued before a federal judge that dancing is a form of...

FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, listens to the testimony during a House subcommittee hearing in Nashville, Tenn.  Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to Lynn's re-election campaign after she used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory. That's according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and online posts by Republican state Rep. Susan Lynn.(AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)

Walmart, Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting lawmaker

Sep. 19, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to the reelection campaign of a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate’s posts. The corporate...

Lauren Witzke celebrates after winning Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Dover, Del. Witzke, a political newcomer, defeated attorney James DeMartino to become the GOP nominee for the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Coons. (Andre Lamar/The News Journal via AP)

Newcomer Witzke wins GOP US Senate primary in Delaware

Sep. 16, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Political newcomer and firebrand Lauren Witzke, who campaigned on halting U.S. immigration for 10 years and has tried to distance herself from accusations that she supports a far-right conspiracy theory, won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday, defeating the...

Vice President Mike Pence signs a hat for a supporter at a Republican campaign rally in Belgrade, Mont., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Tommy Martino)

Pence says reelecting Sen. Daines key to Trump agenda

Sep. 15, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence promised new tax cuts and continued crackdowns on the violent protests occurring elsewhere in the U.S. as he urged Montana voters on Monday to expand Republicans' growing dominance in the state. Appearing before several hundred supporters at an outdoor venue...

This photo taken by Talent, Ore., resident Kevin Jantzer shows the destruction of his hometown as wildfires ravaged the central Oregon town near Medford late Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (Kevin Jantzer via AP)

Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

Sep. 11, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated social media posts blaming coordinated groups of arsonists from both the far left and far right for setting the blazes. The FBI said Friday that it's...

VP Pence to host rally for Montana Republican candidates

Sep. 9, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will host a rally for Montana Republican candidates in the Bozeman area next week, following a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's campaign. Pence is hosting a rally Monday in support of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and state Auditor...