Backpage CEO arrested in US after human trafficking allegations

The CEO of the US-based online classifieds service Backpage was arrested in Houston on Thursday, as officials said that escort advertisements on the page had "repeatedly" involved victims of human trafficking.

Gunman dead after shootout with Houston police at strip mall

A gunman was dead after a shootout with Houston police early Monday at a strip mall in the Texas metropolis, authorities tweeted.

Turbulence on diverted United flight leaves 12 in hospital

A transatlantic United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland on Wednesday after the plane was hit by severe turbulence that left 12 people in need of hospital treatment, according to the airline and the airport.