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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The daughter of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray can sue a doctor for the loss of her father's companionship, even though she was still a fetus when he died, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
The United States is considering selling Nigeria ground attack planes to help fight Boko Haram rebels, officials said Friday, despite concerns over the local military's human rights record. Nigeria's Western allies have vowed to assist the West African giant in its fight against the brutal Islamist group, but have been cautious of providing arms to troops regularly accused of extrajudicial killings. Washington is now, however, contemplating selling Nigeria a dozen A-29 Super Tucano ground attack planes of the type US contractors have supplied to Afghanistan to help it strike Taliban guerrillas.
A decade after Ne-Yo rose to stardom with his velvety yet infectious R&B, the singer is finding a renewed outlet through a fresh medium -- television. Ne-Yo was brought in as co-writer of the music for the ongoing second season of "Empire," the blockbuster drama on Fox television about the schisms within a founding family of hip-hop entrepreneurs. The result, Ne-Yo said, is a devoted fan base eager to buy the stream of singles released off "Empire," which has been renewed for a third season.