The FBI told Congress Friday it is investigating whether new emails that may contain classified information have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server, an unexpected announcement that surfaced less than two weeks before the presidential election. In a letter sent to congressional leaders, FBI Director James Comey said that new emails have come to light recently that have prompted investigators to take another look at the sensitive government information that flowed through the private email sever Clinton used while serving as secretary of state. Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta called for Comey to "immediately" release the full details of new emails, and blasted Trump and Republicans for pressing the FBI to revisit their decision to not charge Clinton "in a desperate attempt to harm [her] presidential campaign."
An incident involving an American Airlines plane prompted a major emergency response at O'Hare International Airport, authorities said.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines Flight 383 was departing from O'Hare and was headed to Miami when it experienced "a problem during takeoff." American Airlines said the plane had an engine malfunction.
New e-mails related to Hillary Clinton that FBI Director James Comey said prompted further investigation were found as part of an ongoing investigation into former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, NBC News and the Associated Press reported.
Law enforcement agencies in New York and North Carolina have been examining online communications between Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and a 15-year-old girl.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that he is "very proud" that the FBI is willing to investigate new emails linked to Hillary Clinton's private email server.
"The news this morning, this is bigger than Watergate," Trump said at a campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire. "Hillary deleted 30,000 emails after receiving a congressional subpoena.
"I have great respect that the FBI now has the courage to right the horrible mistake they made. This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood and everyone's hope is that it is about to be corrected."
The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys' bathroom at his high school.
The justices said Friday they will hear the appeal from the Gloucester County school board sometime next year. The high court's order means that student Gavin Grimm will not be able to use the boys' bathroom in the meantime.
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Donald Trump has repeated it so much it's almost part of his stump speech: He's going to put $100 million of his own money into his campaign before Election Day. But new filings show he's got a long way to go if he's going to hit that mark.
The Republican presidential nominee has given a mere $33,000 to his campaign this month. That means he needs to pony up another $44 million to fulfill the boast that's become a familiar refrain in interviews and rallies over the past several days.
"I will have more than $100 million in the campaign," Trump told CNN on Wednesday. "And I am prepared to go much more than that."
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Erica Garner slammed Hillary Clinton's campaign in a series of tweets Thursday after new emails released by WikiLeaks showed how the Democratic presidential nominee's staff mentioned the death of her father while discussing language for a newspaper editorial on gun violence this spring.
"I'm troubled by the revelation that you and this campaign actually discussed 'using' Eric Garner ... why would you want to 'use' my dad?" she tweeted.
Recounts and legal challenges can take months to play out in some cases, but not in the election of a president: the Constitution sets strict deadlines, and not just the date for the inauguration.
There have been some long fights for office elsewhere, NBC News reported.
When Norm Coleman of Minnesota ran for the U.S. Senate in 2008, the election night count showed him beating Al Franken by a mere 725 votes. That triggered a process of recounts and court battles that played out for eight months. Al Franken wasn't sworn in until July 2009.
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A Pennsylvania police chief had a run in with two "scary" clowns who wound up running away when he turned around to take a swing at them.
York City School District Police Chief Mike Muldrow tells the York Dispatch he was jogging Wednesday with a friend when he heard leaves crunching behind him.
Muldrow turned around to see two young guys, about 12 or 13, wearing clown masks. One was carrying a big stick.
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Before he was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 20-year-old Alec Cook was a guitar-loving high school rugby player who said his main influences included God, Jimmy Page and Satan, NBC News reported.
In a profile published in his high school newspaper two years ago, the Edina, Minnesota, native talked about his love of music and performing for his classmates.
Asked about his main influences, Cook replied: "[T]he Christian God, number one. And then probably Satan as number two because without Satan, God would have nothing to do."
Cook told the newspaper his other influences were musicians Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, and the comedy band Flight of the Conchords. After thinking about it for a bit, however, the newspaper says Cook modified his answer: "[A]ctually, no, put Jimi first because Jimi and God are interchangeable."
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The Bataclan concert hall has unveiled its new facade almost a year after being one of the targets of the deadly attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.
After months of renovation work, the name of the concert hall, in large, red letters, is back on top of the main entrance. The Bataclan will reopen on Nov. 16 with a performance by British singer Pete Doherty.