| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:45 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million...
| Nov 3, 2013
Since her hugely popular fictional debut, “The Joy Luck Club” (1989), Amy Tan has devoted her career to telling the stories of Chinese and Chinese-American women — in particular mothers and daughters — in novels that include...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:30 PM
A councilman from Glendale's sister city in Japan tried to convince city officials to remove a statue in Central Park honoring women forced into prostitution during World War II by the Japanese Army in a closed-door meeting at City Hall Friday.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:11 PM
A Cleveland man was sentenced Monday in Baltimore County to 20 years in prison for pimping women from Ohio over the Internet, according to the state's attorney's office.
Prosecutors said Bennie Veasey, 32, lured a 19-year-old woman to Towson, where he...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:30 AM
"Masters of Sex," which premieres Sunday on Showtime, takes as its subject Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the authors of "Human Sexual Response," "Human Sexual Inadequacy" and other medical potboilers of the 20th century. Without making any...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Five men were cited and released Thursday during an undercover prostitution sting in Glendale, police said.
Few details about the sting were released, but it occurred between noon and 4 p.m. at two locations — one on Colorado Street and another...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 2:40 PM
The Costa Mesa Planning Commission will begin examining a series of measures Monday aimed at addressing problematic motels in the city.
The five-member commission won't take any specific action during its 6 p.m. meeting at City Hall but will receive a...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Keyana Marshall's story is similar to many other victims of sex trafficking. At the age of 15 she babysat for a woman who turned out to be a madam, and that's when she says the trouble began.
"She had me answering her business line, she owned a business...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"IT IS a hopeless endeavor to attract people to the theater unless they can first be brought to believe they'll never get in." -- Charles Dickens
EVEN IF you didn't see or didn't like "Kinky Boots" the fabulous show that won best musical at the Tony...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:48 PM
A Sun investigative report Sunday detailing the efforts of federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies to shut down an alleged prostitution ring operating out of an unremarkable building on East Joppa Road in Towson may have prompted many readers to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Two teenagers and a 23-year-old woman were charged with human trafficking in Orange County for allegedly luring a 17-year-old girl on Facebook and forcing her to work as a prostitute.
According to the Orange County district attorney’s office, 19-...