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Dan Whitcomb

UPDATE 1-Immigration violations, possible sex trafficking found at Nevada brothels

Oct 06 2018

Oct 5 An investigation of three legal Nevada brothels owned by a reality TV star and candidate for the state legislature found immigration violations and indications of possible human trafficking, the county sheriff said.

Facebook, responding to lawsuit, says sex trafficking banned on site

Oct 04 2018

Facebook said on Wednesday in response to a lawsuit accusing it of not doing enough to protect users from human traffickers that it works internally and externally to thwart such predators.

Woman sues Facebook, claims site enabled sex trafficking

Oct 03 2018

A Texas woman, claiming that she was raped, beaten and sex trafficked at the age of 15 by a pimp who posed as a Facebook "friend," has filed suit against the social network, alleging its executives knew minors were being lured into the sex trade on their platform.

Hawaii, still reeling from Hurricane Lane, braces for Olivia

Sep 12 2018

Hawaii residents and visitors still drying out from Hurricane Lane braced on Wednesday for a drenching from Tropical Storm Olivia, which was expected to punish Maui and Oahu with heavy rains, high winds and flash flooding.

Major California highway reopens but wildfire burns on

Sep 10 2018

LOS ANGELES An interstate highway closed for five days in Northern California by a massive wildfire was partly reopened on Monday, but the conflagration remained largely out of control as crews fought to protect a string of small foothill communities.

Apple Inc bans Alex Jones app for 'objectionable content'

Sep 07 2018

LOS ANGELES Apple Inc said on Friday that it had banned from its App Store the Infowars app belonging to popular U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after finding that it had violated the company's rules against "objectionable content".

Passengers fall ill on two flights from Europe to Philadelphia

Sep 06 2018

Passengers and crew on two flights arriving in Philadelphia from Europe on Thursday were screened by medical teams after 12 people aboard became ill with flu-like symptoms, a day after a similar outbreak on a flight from Dubai to New York.

Stolen ruby slippers used in Wizard of Oz recovered by FBI

Sep 05 2018

A pair of ruby slippers worth millions that were featured in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" and stolen from a Judy Garland museum 13 years ago have been recovered in Minneapolis, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday. | Video

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