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Afghan girl wins forced prostitution case

A teenage girl in Afghanistan has won a landmark appeal in court against family members who tried to force her into prostitution.<p>But as Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul, her battle for justice isn't over yet.<p>A warning, viewers may find some of the pictures in this report disturbing.

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California Settles 'Dark Money' Case: Source

WASHINGTON -- California's Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday will announce a settlement in its probe into an $11 million contribution made by a "dark money" nonprofit group in the 2012 elections, according to a source with knowledge of the case. The commission will disclose the deal …

Irvine mother, 43, convicted of sex crimes with teen boys

A 43-year-old mother from Irvine was found guilty this week of a host of sex crimes involving two teenage boys.<p>Nicole Ethel McMillen was convicted on three felony counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16 and four felony counts of lewd acts on a child. The victims were 14 and 16 years old, …

A Japanese woman is suing the country’s biggest crime boss for a refund of protection money

Victims of organized crime don’t typically think to sue the mafia, unless they’re living Japan.<p>Japan’s organized crime syndicates, known as the yakuza, are fearsome organizations. With over 100,000 members between them, they hold considerable power and influence, going so far as having their own …

Crimes Nearby: Drug Bust, Road Rage, Student Followed

Recent criminal activity reported for Bellmore, Merrick, Levittown and East Meadow.<p><i>The following information is taken directly from the Nassau County</i> …

Britain is losing the war against internet crime, says MP report

Britain is too complacent about the war against internet crime, which it is losing, a committee of MPs said on Tuesday.<p>In a wide-ranging report, the Commons home affairs committee said that internet crime, or e-crime, is now more valuable than the drugs industry; that sentences are too low; and …

Feds unveil South Florida task force to fight ‘organized retail crime’

Miami may not be the worst city in the nation for “organized retail crime” — that dubious distinction belongs to Los Angeles — but the problem has …