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Hawaiian bill would legalize prostitution

Feb 4, 2017

Hawaiian bill would legalize prostitution

Hawaiian lawmakers are considering decriminalizing prostitution with a bill that would also legalize buying sex and acting as a pimp. The proposal also would end a state law that says police officers cannot have sex with prostitutes in the course of investigations. Transgender activist ...

British man guilty of plotting to join Abu Sayyaf terror group

Feb 3, 2017

British man guilty of plotting to join Abu Sayyaf terror group

A British supermarket worker was convicted Thursday of preparing to fight with Philippine jihadis Abu Sayyaf. Ryan Counsell, 28, was found guilty of preparing for acts of terrorism, notably having a bomb-making manual and buying various military-style clothes and equipment. Counsell had booked to ...

Quebec shooting suspect rented flat near mosque massacre scene

Feb 1, 2017

Quebec shooting suspect rented flat near mosque massacre scene

The French-Canadian student accused of killing six people during evening prayers in a Quebec City mosque had rented an apartment nearby, neighbors said on Tuesday, a sign he may have been targeting the house of worship. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was charged on Monday with ...