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California couple sentenced to life in prison in severe child abuse case

19 Apr 2019

LOS ANGELES A Southern California couple was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after the pair pleaded guilty to charges stemming from grim, headline-making accusations they beat, starved and shackled their 13 children in the family's home, prosecutors said. | Video

Florida judge blocks release of video in Patriots owner prostitution case

18 Apr 2019

A Florida judge on Wednesday blocked prosecutors from releasing surveillance video from inside the massage parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and dozens of other men have been accused of soliciting prostitution.

Florida prosecutors to release tapes of Kraft prostitution sting -report

17 Apr 2019

April 17 Florida prosecutors will release video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and two dozen other men inside a Florida massage parlor where they were arrested in a prostitution sting despite the billionaire' s legal objections, the Boston Globe reported on Wednesday.

Oregon sued over 'overwhelmed' and 'ineffective' foster care system

16 Apr 2019

Child advocates sued Oregon's governor and other top officials in federal court on Tuesday, claiming children in the state's foster care program were being denied proper care by a system that has long been "overwhelmed, under-resourced and ineffective."

UPDATE 1-Oregon sued over 'overwhelmed' and 'ineffective' foster care system

16 Apr 2019

April 16 Child advocates sued Oregon's governor and other top officials in federal court on Tuesday, claiming children in the state's foster care program were being denied proper care by a system that has long been "overwhelmed, under-resourced and ineffective."

Oregon sued over 'overwhelmed' and 'ineffective' foster care system

16 Apr 2019

April 16 Child advocates sued Oregon's governor and other top officials in federal court on Tuesday, claiming that children in the state's foster care program were being denied proper care by a system that has long been "overwhelmed, under-resourced and ineffective."

Wisconsin man found guilty of sex trafficking on now-defunct Backpage.com

16 Apr 2019

A Wisconsin man who prosecutors say transported seven young women across state lines and forced them into prostitution using ads on Backpage.com before U.S. authorities shut it down was found guilty on Monday on federal sex trafficking charges.

World's largest plane makes first flight over California

14 Apr 2019

LOS ANGELES The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

Exclusive: Report gives glimpse into murky world of U.S. prostitution in post-Backpage era

11 Apr 2019

LOS ANGELES In the year since U.S. authorities shut down sex ad website Backpage.com, the online prostitution market has splintered across a dark and volatile internet landscape with dozens of players trying to fill the void, according to an analysis conducted by a counter-human trafficking technology company.

19-year-old ex-convict charged in Los Angeles slashing attacks

06 Apr 2019

LOS ANGELES A 19-year-old ex-convict who prosecutors say slashed the faces of nine people as he rode through the streets of Los Angeles and surrounding communities on a bicycle was charged on Friday with aggravated mayhem and attempted robbery, prosecutors said.

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