Human trafficking

September 21, 2018 - 7:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents and Guatemalan immigrants in the U.S. illegally were among eight people killed earlier this week in a head-on crash on a highway near the historic prison town of Florence, authorities said Friday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of some of...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Immigrant children walk in a line outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children a former Job Corps site that now houses them in Homestead, Fla. A Senate subcommittee has found that federal officials for the second time lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children earlier this year after a government agency placed the minors in the custody of adult sponsors in communities nationwide. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:08 pm
Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged. The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. Lawyers for Weinstein want to appeal a court ruling that lets an aspiring actress' lawsuit equating Hollywood's casting couch to sex trafficking move forward. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, asking a judge to let them immediately appeal his ruling two weeks ago that gave the lawsuit the green light. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 27, 2018 - 9:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein want to appeal a court ruling that lets an aspiring actress' lawsuit equating Hollywood's casting couch to sex trafficking move forward. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court Monday asking a judge to let them immediately appeal his ruling...
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August 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate study says the government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents. It says the Trump administration has aggravated the problem with its "zero...
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FILe - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. A New York judge cited the long history of the casting couch in Hollywood as he approved for trial the sex trafficking claims of an aspiring actress against Weinstein. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet said the lawsuit filed by Kadian Noble last fall was fairly brought under sex trafficking laws Congress passed that had an “expansive” definition of what could be considered a “commercial sex act.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 14, 2018 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a "commercial sex act." U.S. District Judge...
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August 07, 2018 - 9:40 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A British jury has convicted a gang that was prepared to smuggle Albanian migrants across the English Channel using flimsy boats —or even a jet ski. Plot organizers Artur Nutaj and Sabah Dulaj facilitated the...
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July 31, 2018 - 9:12 am
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- Suffolk County officials are changing the way they fight human trafficking. The Suffolk County Police Department rolled out a permanent human trafficking unit that will treat prostitutes as victims. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart was joined...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2018, image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents. A federal grand jury on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, indicted several people in Texas connected to an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme, including the driver of an SUV crash last month that killed five of 14 people inside. (David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP File)
July 19, 2018 - 6:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A 20-year-old man indicted in an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme was under federal supervision when he led authorities in Texas on a high-speed chase and crashed an SUV, killing five of the 14 people inside, according to court records. Federal prosecutors said the driver, Jorge...
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In this frame from video, porn actress Stormy Daniels is led into jail in Columbus, Ohio., after being taken into custody during a Wednesday evening, July 11, 2018, show. Daniels was arrested at a strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday, July 12. (WBNS via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 1:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels at a strip club in Ohio (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels says prosecutors have dropped all charges against her following her overnight arrest at an Ohio adult club. Michael...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks in with Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, during an event to announce the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) ceremony at the US State Department in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 29, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Children removed from their families and placed in institutional care are at greater risk of being trafficked, the U.S. warned Thursday in an annual report. The State Department report, which ranks governments in their efforts to combat slavery and the flesh trade, left the Trump...
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