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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...

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...

The narrow canal-side streets and alleys of Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, normally packed with tourists, were largely deserted Monday March 16, 2020, after the Dutch government ordered bars and restaurants closed and made a point of saying that the restrictions also cover sex clubs and weed-selling coffeeshops. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Sex workers face ruin amid virus fears, brothel closures

Mar. 17, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — It's 7 p.m. on a Friday night, a time when Aurel Johannes Marx's three-room brothel on the edge of Berlin would normally be preparing for its first customers. Sex for sale has long been a staple part of the German capital's freewheeling nightlife. But amid concerns over the new coronavirus,...

The Latest: SKorea warns churches over flouting restrictions

Mar. 17, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 182,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 79,000 people have recovered...

-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...

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...