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St. Louis abortion clinic to defy state over pelvic exam

St. Louis abortion clinic to defy state over pelvic exam

ST. LOUIS — Missouri's only abortion clinic, already facing the threat of losing its license, says it will defy the state by refusing to perform a required pelvic examination days before an abortion.
Animated videos: Boy Scouts' new tactic to fight sex abuse

Animated videos: Boy Scouts' new tactic to fight sex abuse

NEW YORK — Under financial pressure from sex-abuse litigation, the Boy Scouts of America are seeking to bolster their abuse-prevention efforts with a new awareness program featuring cartoon-style videos that will be provided to more than 1.
Judge says R. Kelly's lawyers have week to answer lawsuit

Judge says R. Kelly's lawyers have week to answer lawsuit

CHICAGO — Attorneys for R. Kelly have one week to respond to a lawsuit alleging sex abuse or face losing the case. Kelly's attorneys sought to put the lawsuit on hold while the singer fights sex-related felony charges.
Ralph Lauren receives honorary knighthood in London

Ralph Lauren receives honorary knighthood in London

LONDON — Ralph Lauren has collected an accolade from Prince Charles and it's a doozy: Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Services to Fashion.
Unheard song from Queen frontman Freddie Mercury released

Unheard song from Queen frontman Freddie Mercury released

NEW YORK — Universal Music unveiled a previously unheard and unreleased song by the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The record label announced the track, "Time Waits for No One," on Thursday.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex to start new foundation

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to start new foundation

LONDON — Kensington Palace says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be starting their own foundation to support their charitable endeavours , formally spinning off from the entity Prince Harry and Prince William established together a decade ago.
Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

NEW YORK — The guru of a cult-like self-improvement group that attracted heiresses and Hollywood actresses was convicted Wednesday of turning his female devotees into his sex slaves through such means as shame, punishment and nude blackmail photos.
China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

BEIJING — Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday. The No.