The Latest: Teepees removed from cleared protest camp
Tribe vows to continue N. Dakota pipeline fight despite arrests
A Native American tribe and other activists opposed to a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project in North Dakota vowed on Friday to continue their fight through direct action, legal challenges and growing celebrity support, a day after police arrested 141 of their members. Thursday's arrests came at the site of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline when dozens of riot police swept through a protester camp on private land using pepper spray, bean bag rounds and an audio cannon against demonstrators who refused to leave. Some of the protesters set fire to roadblocks and threw rocks, bottles and Molotov cocktails at the law enforcement officers, the local Morton County Sheriff's Department said.
Former Putin aide's curious death in DC deemed an accident
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Nearly a year after the curious death of a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Washington hotel room, authorities announced Friday that he died accidentally from numerous bodily injuries after "days of excessive consumption of alcohol."
UN gets release of 876 children detained by Nigeria military
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ? The United Nations has negotiated the release this year of 876 children detained at a Nigerian army barracks holding suspected collaborators of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, the U.N. Children's Fund announced Friday.
The Latest: New Podesta emails show security alert
Wade apologizes for throat-slash gesture
Chicago guard Dwyane Wade apologized Friday for making a throat-slashing gesture after hitting a game-clinching basket at the end of the Bulls' NBA season-opening win over the Boston Celtics. Wade made the gesture with his right hand after sinking the three-pointer with 26.3 seconds remaining in Thursday's game. "I wanna apologize to my young fans on my gesture at the end of last nights game," Wade wrote on Twitter.
Venezuelan president threatens to jail opponents
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro threatened on Friday to jail his political opponents if they follow through on their vow of launching a legislative trial to remove him from power. Maduro sharpened the tone in a volatile political and economic crisis that has sparked food shortages and riots in the South American oil producer. "If they launch a supposed political trial, which is not in our constitution, the state prosecution service must bring legal action in the courts and put in jail anyone who violates the constitution, even if they are members of Congress," Maduro said in a speech Friday.
U.S. regulator says former employee downloaded data from officeA U.S. banking regulator said on Friday it had told Congress about what it called "a major information security incident" after a former employee was found to have downloaded a large number of files onto two thumb drives before his retirement. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said in a statement that there was no evidence to suggest that the data in the downloads had been disclosed to the public or misused in any way. Before he retired in November 2015, the former employee downloaded a large number of files onto two removable thumb drives though the incident was only detected last month during a routine security review, the OCC said in a statement.
SpaceX closer to understanding rocket explosion at padCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) ? SpaceX is closer to understanding last month's rocket explosion at its launch pad.
FBI investigating new emails for classified informationWASHINGTON (AP) ? The FBI informed Congress Friday it is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails that have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. The FBI said in July its investigation was finished.