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-FILE- In this Friday March 29, 2019, file image tourists bathing in a red glow emanating from the windows and peep shows' neon lights are packed shoulder to shoulder as they shuffle through the alleys in Amsterdam's red light district, Netherlands. The capital is banning tours that take groups past the city's famed

Amsterdam bans tour groups from sex workers' windows

Feb. 13, 2020 11:51 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The local government in Amsterdam has banned guided tours that take groups past the famed windows in the city's red-light district where visitors watch semi-naked sex workers pose. The move announced Thursday is the city government's latest attempt to address over-tourism and to clean up...

Lawsuit claims Florida hotels didn't stop sex trafficking

Feb. 9, 2020 11:29 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida women who were victims of sex trafficking have sued almost two dozen hotels where they were forced to have sex, claiming the businesses did nothing to stop the illegal activity. At the hotels around the affluent Naples area, women wandered the hotel hallways strung out on...

Randy Jacobson, left and Diane Jacobson speak to other Trump supporters beforef a campaign rally for President Donald Trump Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

'QAnon' conspiracy theory creeps into mainstream politics

Feb. 9, 2020 8:25 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump was more than halfway through his speech at a rally in Milwaukee when one of his hand gestures caught the eye of a supporter standing in the packed arena. The 51-year-old woman believed the president had traced the shape of the letter “Q” with his...

Bill in Vermont would decriminalize prostitution

Feb. 6, 2020 10:04 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont lawmakers hope to make prostitution safer and remove the stigma that often prevents sex workers from seeking police protection and health care. A bill introduced last month by four female legislators would decriminalize prostitution, while the state would maintain its...

FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Seungri, center, member of a popular K-pop boy band Big Bang, arrives at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea. The state-run Military Manpower Administration said Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, it sent Seungri documents asking him to carry out 21 months of mandatory military service, a requirement for all able bodied men in South Korea, because prosecutors ended their investigation on him. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Indicted K-pop star Seungri may face military court

Feb. 4, 2020 6:31 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A K-pop star charged with violating South Korea’s anti-prostitution law may have to join the country’s army and face trial in a military court. Last week, prosecutors indicted former Big Bang member Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, on charges of violating...

US attorney: Agencies aim up to curb Vegas child sex traffic

Jan. 31, 2020 9:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several agencies are aiming to curb child prostitution in Las Vegas, where 14 child sex trafficking victims were found when the FBI rescued more than 100 across the U.S. last July, the area’s top federal prosecutor said. Nevada was the district with the most youngsters recovered,...

Nevada airport pulls magazine over cover story about brothel

Jan. 31, 2020 6:49 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A women's lifestyle magazine was pulled from its advertising racks at a Nevada airport after it ran a cover story about a brothel near Reno, airport officials said. Bliss Life magazine featured the Mustang Ranch Brothel and its workers in its March issue on racks at the Reno-Tahoe...

FILE - In this April 12, 2019 file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an event in Washington. U.S. phone companies likely broke the law by sharing data that can pinpoint the location of smartphone users, the Federal Communications Commission said Friday, Jan. 31, 20120. FCC Chairman Pai said in a letter to Congress that one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal law and could be subject to penalties. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

FCC: At least 1 phone company broke law by sharing location

Jan. 31, 2020 5:42 PM EST

At least one U.S. phone company likely broke the law by sharing data that can pinpoint the location of smartphone users, the Federal Communications Commission said Friday. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a letter to Congress that one or more wireless companies apparently violated federal law and could be subject to...

Operation targeting sexual predators produces 27 arrests

Jan. 30, 2020 1:32 PM EST

An undercover operation by Phoenix-area police departments and state and federal agencies to target sexual predators has resulted in 27 arrests, officials said Thursday. Participating agencies in Operation Predator included the Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Chandler police departments, U.S. Homeland Security...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to attend a church service at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England. A U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday, Jan 27, 2020 that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew's lawyers and asked to interview him. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

Jan. 27, 2020 3:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S....