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.
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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.
Blow to Clinton as FBI probe revives email scandal
The FBI dealt Hillary Clinton's seemingly unstoppable White House campaign a stunning blow Friday by reviving suspicions about her use of a private email server while secretary of state. With just 11 days to go until America votes, Clinton's Republican rival Donald Trump seized triumphantly on news that the agency is investigating a newly discovered batch of emails linked to the inquiry. Clinton was on a flight when the news broke and made no mention of the FBI probe -- which had been declared complete three months earlier -- in her own campaign speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Clinton leads Trump 42 to 36 percent as he loses women's support: poll
The Oct. 21-27 opinion poll shows 42 percent of people who either voted already or expect to vote in the Nov. 8 election support Clinton, versus 36 percent for Trump. Clinton's lead a week ago was 4 points. The polling preceded Friday's announcement the Federal Bureau of Investigation was again investigating how Clinton managed classified information while secretary of state.
US Supreme Court to decide 'battle of the toilets'
The US Supreme Court said Friday that it will decide which bathrooms should be used by transgender people, a highly sensitive question with national political resonance. The case involves 17-year-old Gavin Grimm, who was born a female but identifies as a male. Grimm filed suit to be allowed to use the boys' bathroom at his high school in Gloucester County, Virginia.