The rush by Americans to purchase weapons continues apace, with background checks surpassing last year's total and US gunmaker Smith & Wesson announcing Thursday that it had doubled its profits in the second quarter.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday acknowledged discrepancies in her recent remarks about an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server and said she will work to gain the trust of a skeptical public.
A Turkish prosecutor filed an indictment against Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen on Thursday alleging that the CIA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US helped train members of his movement to plot this month's failed coup attempt.
US authorities say in a court filing that they successfully accessed data stored on an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and dropped a demand that a court force Apple to hack the device for them.
The heads of Google and WhatsApp Thursday threw their support behind Apple as it takes on a US government order to hack its own iPhone security, even as other leading tech voices remained silent in the debate.