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Bum-biting wombat's mating habits could hold key to survival

/ May 10, 2018

Bum-biting wombat's mating habits could hold key to survival

Butt-biting is common mating behavior among certain wombats, researchers revealed Thursday, shedding light on the secret sex lives of the furry marsupials in a discovery that could protect the species as a whole from extinction. Scientists monitoring the breeding patterns of the southern hairy-nosed wombat ...

Judge puts Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Trump lawyer on hold

/ Apr 28, 2018

Judge puts Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Trump lawyer on hold

Adult-film star Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, will be paused for 90 days, the federal judge in the case ordered Friday, saying that Cohen's constitutional rights could be endangered if the lawsuit proceeds while he is under ...

U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

/ Apr 13, 2018

U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

The chief executive of Backpage.com, a website that U.S. authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel," pleaded guilty Thursday to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the site, authorities said. Federal ...

/ Mar 22, 2018

U.S. Senate passes bill to penalize websites for sex-trafficking

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday aimed at penalizing website operators that facilitate online sex trafficking, chipping away at a bedrock legal shield for the technology industry. The bill passed the House of Representatives last month and was expected to be signed into law ...