Backpage.com raided, CEO arrested for sex-trafficking

DALLAS (AP) — State agents raided the Dallas offices of adult classified ad portal Backpage.com and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site.

  • Written by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press TERRY WALLACE, Associated Press

Once lauded as a peacemaker, Obama's tenure fraught with war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven years ago this week, when a young American president learned he'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize barely nine months into his first term — arguably before he'd made any peace — a somewhat embarrassed Barack Obama asked his aides to write an acceptance speech that addressed the awkwardness of the award.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

Advice for parents on body image amid 2016 campaign insults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if your daughters don't pay much attention to politics, they'd be hard-pressed to have missed Donald Trump's attack of a former Miss Universe's weight or comments about a 400-pound hacker. It resonated with a 15-year-old who said this week the words damage girls' body image and asked Hillary Clinton how to help.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

'Not going to take any chances': Hurricane menaces Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Leaving more than 100 dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Matthewsteamed toward heavily populated Florida with terrifying winds of 140 mph Thursday, and 2 million people across the Southeast were warned to flee inland.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press

Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov. 4

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday.

  • Written by MICHAEL ASTOR, Associated Press