Human trafficking

Pope Francis delivers his speech prior to reciting the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 10, 2019 - 9:20 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has exhorted governments to root out the causes of human trafficking and protect victims. Francis made the appeal while addressing faithful in St. Peter's Square on Sunday. He encouraged people to denounce instances of exploitation and modern slavery and to resist...
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President Donald Trump arrives in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
February 06, 2019 - 12:09 am
Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, as delivered and provided by CQ: ___ Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans. We meet tonight in a moment of unlimited potential as we begin a new Congress, I...
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President Donald Trump arrives in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
February 05, 2019 - 11:59 pm
Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, as delivered: ___ Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans. We meet tonight in a moment of unlimited potential as we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to...
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President Donald Trump arrives in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
February 05, 2019 - 10:29 pm
Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House: ___ Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential. As we...
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President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi look on. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
February 05, 2019 - 10:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local): 10 p.m. A special agent who works to combat human trafficking is among President Donald Trump's State of the Union guests. Elvin Hernandez works in the New York office of Homeland Security...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves New York Supreme Court in New York. Weinstein’s lawyers say a New York judge should reject sex trafficking claims in a class-action civil lawsuit against the movie mogul. The lawyers said in papers filed late Monday, Jan. 28, that the law was aimed at stopping sex-trafficking rings or ventures that profit from the illicit sex trade. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 29, 2019 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers said the movie mogul is not a sex trafficker, despite claims in a class-action lawsuit. The lawyers in a court filing late Monday urged U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein to toss out civil claims by women that claim Weinstein tried to coerce sex in...
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Brendan Keany
January 23, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Erie County officials held a press conference this afternoon to highlight human trafficking awareness month. District Attorney John Flynn joined County Executive Mark Poloncarz and others to discuss the county's ongoing efforts to curb human trafficking in the...
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President Donald Trump talks before signing anti-human trafficking legislation, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 09, 2019 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 12:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is using a bill signing focused on curbing human trafficking to push his case for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump says a southern border that is...
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January 08, 2019 - 1:14 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Jan. 7 about the clemency of Cyntoia Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Brown was picked up at a drive-in theater. She was picked up at a Sonic Drive-In fast-food restaurant. A corrected version of the story is below: Woman sentenced to life as...
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File- This May 23, 2018, file photo shows Cyntoia Brown, entering her clemency hearing at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, granted executive clemency to Brown, serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking. The outgoing Republican governor, whose term ends in just two weeks, chose to show mercy to the now 30-year-old Brown by releasing her Aug. 7. (Lacy Atkins /The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
January 08, 2019 - 10:35 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fifteen years after Cyntoia Brown was charged with murder, the woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 is no longer under a life sentence. Following years of national attention from criminal justice advocates, celebrities and...
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