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Judge declares mistrial at trial of Backpage.com founders

Sep. 14, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday at the trial of the founders of the lucrative classified site Backpage.com on charges of facilitating prostitution and laundering money after deciding prosecutors had too many references to child sex trafficking in a case where no one faced...

FTC orders company to quit surveillance app business

Sep. 01, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission has for the first time banned a company that makes so-called stalkerware — software used to surreptitiously track a cellphone user's activities and location — from continuing in the surveillance app business. Wednesday's...

Ex-Backpage owners head to trial over alleged sex ads

Aug. 31, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two journalists who founded an alternative weekly newspaper in Phoenix and later created the lucrative classified site Backpage.com are scheduled to go on trial Wednesday on charges of facilitating prostitution and laundering money in what authorities say was a scheme to...

Official: State still can inoculate kids without parental OK

Jul. 23, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's top health official said Friday that the state can still vaccinate some minors without parental consent, aiming to clear up contradictory claims from lawmakers who complained that the state's former vaccine chief circulated information about the...

Report: Officials say don't aim vaccine information at teens

Jul. 09, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials across Tennessee have been instructed to make sure they don't aim coronavirus vaccination information at juveniles, according to a published report. The Department of Health instructed county-level employees last week to stop...