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Philip R. Williams, left, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan

3 Charged in Gay Assault; Lawyer Denies Homophobia

CRIME | By Sean Carlin | Sep 25
A defense lawyer for one of three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night on the town insisted the men were injured when a "fist fight ... got out of hand," and not, as Philadelphia police believe, during a homophobic attack.

LA Call Center Firm Sued By US for Sex Harassment

CRIME | By Brian Melley | Sep 25
An international call center company based in Los Angeles was sued Wednesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for widespread sexual harassment against female and male employees.

Kevin J. Harrigan

3 Charged With Beating Gay Couple are Free on Bail

CRIME | Sep 25
The three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night out on the town in Philadelphia have been released on bail.

Mike Sorrentino

'Jersey Shore' Star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Hit With Tax Counts

CRIME | Sep 24
Former "Jersey Shore" reality series star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother underpaid taxes on nearly $9 million in income over the last several years, the U.S. attorney's office charged in a seven-count indictment released Wednesday.

Philip Williams, right, walks to a police station.

3 Surrender in Philadelphia Gay Beating Case

CRIME | By Sean Carlin | Sep 24
Three people accused of beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street have turned themselves in.

Kathryn Knott

Female Suspect in Philly Gay Bashing Has Reported History of Anti-Gay Tweets

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 24
The young woman accused of the Sept. 11 Philadelphia anti-gay attack apparently has a history of making insensitive and anti-gay remarks on social media.

Two gay men's wedding interuppted by a heckler

Coronado Rallies Around Gays Harassed During Wedding

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 24
The residents of Coronado, California, are rallying around a gay couple whose wedding was interrupted by a hateful rant during their service at Coronado's Centennial Park in mid-August.

Arrests in Philly Gay Bashing Case Expected as Investigation Wraps Up

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 23
Expect arrests later this week, as police investigators put together the final pieces in the case of the savage beating of two gay men by a gang of "clean cut" young white men and women in Center City, Philadelphia this month.

Emma Watson, U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador

Hackers Threaten to Leak Nudes of Emma Watson

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
Hackers have threatened to leak nude photos of young actress (and world treasure) Emma Watson for daring to speak up for women's rights.

Three Being Charged in Philly Gang Gay-Bashing

CRIME | By Bobby McGuire | Sep 23
Two men and a woman are being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street.