An Ohio man has is suing white supremacists and neo-Nazi protesters in federal court, saying he was severely injured during their rally in Virginia two years ago.
Watson, Jackson lead Providence past Butler 73-67 in OT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Isaiah Jackson scored 14 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, and Providence beat Butler 73-67 on Tuesday night.
Diallo leads Providence past St. John’s 70-56
NEW YORK (AP) — Alpha Diallo had 10 points and 15 rebounds to lead Providence to a 70-56 win over St. John's on Saturday.
Nate Watson had 18 points for Providence (14-10, 4-7 Big East Conference). Isaiah Jackson added 12 points and seven rebounds. David Duke had 11 points for the visitors.
Shamorie Ponds had 20 points for the Red Storm (17-7, 5-6). LJ Figueroa added 14 points. Marvin Clark II had eight rebounds.
Reed with 18 points, DePaul beats Providence 67-55
CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Reed scored 18 points with a career-high 15 rebounds and DePaul surged late to beat Providence 67-55 on Saturday, snapping a three-game skid.
Max Strus added 13 points with three 3-pointers for the Blue Demons (12-9, 4-6 Big East). Jaylen Butz and Femi Olujobi had 10 points apiece.
Strus hit a 3-pointer late in the first half to give the Blue Demons a 21-20 edge and Reed scored six points in a 12-3 run that stretched it to 33-23 at the break.
Providence downs Seton Hall 72-63 for first Big East win
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Duke scored 18 points and Providence cashed in on a season-high 22 Seton Hall turnovers for its first Big East Conference win, 72-63 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.
Alpha Diallo added 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made five assists for Providence (10-7, 1-3), which scored 23 points off of turnovers. Mak Ashton-Langford also dished five assists.
Tale of reformed white supremacist, its survival in Sarasota
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — In 2010, one of the foremost young leaders of the white nationalist movement in the country walked onto the campus of New College of Florida as a student.
The tenets of white nationalism, which hold that white people are under siege in the United States by the country's increasing minority population, would seem counter to New College's free-thinking reputation, but the 21-year-old godson of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was undeterred.
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White has 18, Providences rolls C Connecticut 87-63
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Maliek White scored a career-high 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and had six assists and Providence cruised to an 87-63 win over Central Connecticut on Sunday.
Isaiah Jackson hit three 3-pointers and scored 16 points for the Friars (8-3) and Alpha Diallo and Nate Watson added 14 apiece.
The Latest: Providence beats S. Carolina in Tip-Off tourney
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament at the Mohegan Sun arena (all times local):
David Duke scored 20 points to rally Providence to a 76-65 win over South Carolina and into the finals of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament on Saturday.
Alpha Diallo added 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Friars (3-1).
Hassani Gravett scored 14 points to lead four players in double figures for South Carolina (2-2).
Infiltrating the ‘BlacKkKlansman’ story
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke must turn over his emails, social media messages and other communications about the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly last summer, a federal magistrate ruled Thursday.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Wilkinson's order gives Duke until June 18 to turn over records. They've been requested by attorneys who sued far right extremists who participated in the "Unite the Right" rally last August.
CANNES, France (AP) — In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Lee spoke to reporters Tuesday after his "BlacKkKlansman" premiered Monday night at Cannes to a rousing standing ovation.
CANNES, France (AP) — Spike Lee's Ku Klux Klan crime drama "BlacKkKlansman" received a rousing, lengthy standing ovation at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
Lee's film tells true-life tale of a black police detective in Colorado who infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. It was among the most highly anticipated titles at Cannes this year and immediate reaction was positive.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has asked a judge to block a subpoena in a federal lawsuit filed by 11 people injured during a violent clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville last year.
The plaintiffs are seeking to compel Duke to turn over records related to communications he and other white nationalists had before the rally, along with records of efforts to solicit donations.
Louis Farrakhan endorsement of Tamika Mallory sparks outrage from Deomcrats
It would be political suicide for any Republican lawmaker caught schmoozing with David Duke to refuse to denounce him, but apparently that's not how it works with the left and Louis Farrakhan.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Women's March co-President Tamika D. Mallory have come under fire this month for failing to condemn Mr. Farrakhan after revelations that they met with or appeared at events with the notorious anti-Semite.
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Editor: If former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke or someone of his loathsome nature became a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly as a Republican, I trust the party establishment would disavow him and have nothing to do with him.
Why, then, is there silence on that side of the aisle as longtime GOP Rep. Daryl Metcalfe of Butler County continues to embarrass himself, his constituents and a once-august body?
David Duke asks to block subpoena over Charlottesville rally
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is seeking to block a subpoena issued in a federal lawsuit filed by 11 people injured during a violent clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville last August.
The plaintiffs have subpoenaed Duke to produce communications and documents related to meetings he and other white nationalists had before the rally and efforts to solicit donations for the event.
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Club Jäger reopens ahead of Super Bowl, months after David Duke controversy
Club Jger reopened Wednesday, five months after closing amid a storm of controversy.
The North Loop bar had shut down after customers and employees learned that its owner, Julius DeRoma, donated $500 to former KKK leader David Dukes failed 2016 Senate campaign.
Rauner spokesman: ‘Governor believes David Duke is a racist’
CHICAGO (AP) — After fumbling the answer to a question about whether a former Ku Klux Klan leader is a racist, the campaign of Republican Bruce Rauner on Tuesday clarified the governor's opinion of David Duke.
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The Michigan Court of Appeals rejected a claim this week by a conservative Memphis radio host who said he was defamed by The Detroit News and columnist Bankole Thompson.
A three-judge panel of the appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that Thompson's column was protected opinion under the First Amendment and the complaint by James Edwards could not proceed to a trial.
Lawmakers: Give unemployment benefits to nightclub workers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several Minnesota lawmakers are pressing to ensure former staff at a shuttered Minneapolis nightclub gets unemployment benefits.
Club Jager (YAY'-gher) closed earlier this month amid an uproar over the owner's $500 donation to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's 2016 U.S. Senate campaign. The disclosure of that campaign donation triggered a backlash, including much of its staff who walked out and several regular performers canceling gigs.
Israeli PM’s son under fire for anti-Semitic post
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli political leaders lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest son Sunday for posting an anti-Semitic caricature aimed at his father's critics.
Minneapolis bar closes after owner donates to ex-Klan leader
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A popular Minneapolis nightclub has closed after much of its staff quit amid an uproar over the owner's donation of $500 to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's 2016 U.S. Senate campaign.
Restaurant shuts after word of owner’s gift to ex-KKK leader
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese restaurant open in Santa Cruz for almost four decades has closed its doors after a boycott and online backlash against the owner's 2016 campaign donation to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
Police investigate alleged Twitter hack of Senate candidate
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State Police is investigating after Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lena Epstein said someone hacked her campaign's Twitter account last week and "liked" posts from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. TRUMP INSISTS 'BOTH SIDES' TO BLAME FOR VIOLENCE THAT KILLED ANTI-RACISM PROTESTER
He appeared to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them, drawing swift rebukes from some fellow Republicans.
Palmetto Politics: An anti-Trump South Carolina primary in 2020? Possible but not likely
With Republican grumblings growing against President Donald Trump, does that mean he should be worried about a 2020 presidential primary challenge in South Carolina?
Chances are no.
Former S.C. Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson said as long as Trump keeps the Republican National Committee in Washington close and happy, it's highly unlikely the S.C. GOP Executive Committee will break ranks and agree to hold a primary for any potential challengers.
Miller comments on Lazarus poem echo far-right opinions
NEW YORK (AP) — When senior White House aide Stephen Miller disputed the significance of Emma Lazarus' poem on the Statue of Liberty, he wasn't stating a new opinion.
Members of the far-right community, including such white supremacists as David Duke and Richard Spencer, have harshly criticized the poem and even used anti-Semitic language.
When he was running for president of the United States, “45” asked African Americans what we had to lose by electing him. Embracing the most dystopian view of the African-American community, he attacked our schools, our streets, crime rates and unemployment and suggested that we were so far down, that electing him could only improve things.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson-area nurse has been arrested after authorities say he embezzled drugs.
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy tells local media that 32-year-old Jeremy David Duke was arrested Wednesday on embezzlement charges. Duke is suspected of diverting the Schedule II substances Dilaudid and morphine, both powerful opioids.
Duke worked as a registered nurse at a Jackson-area hospital that hasn't been identified. He has surrendered his nursing license.
Would you vote for a congressman who supports white supremacists? In Montana’s special congressional election, little attention has been paid to Greg Gianforte’s donations to and from people associated with white supremacy. In fall 2015, Gianforte donated to Taylor Rose in the Flathead and Robert Saunders in Billings. It’s troubling that he would financially support such candidates.
White supremacism was never banished from American political thought, just shoved to the fringe and hushed to a whisper. Now, in the Age of Trump, it’s back in the mainstream and ready to roar.
Driver in fatal Chattanooga bus crash given extra training
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The driver in a school bus crash that killed six Chattanooga children had been given additional training after previous traffic accidents in the months before the fatal wreck.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2i9V1uX ) that the Johnthony Walker's bus hit a cement barrier as he made a right turn in August and that his bus side-swiped a vehicle the next month.
Criticized public defender now working as contract attorney
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The former deputy director of the Billings Regional Public Defender's Office, who left amid criticism of his management, is now working as a contract attorney for the office.
David Duke resigned in March after receiving a letter from Chief Public Defender William Hooks criticizing the way he ran the office and for his "extreme" lack of judgment in having a romantic relationship with a subordinate attorney, The Billings Gazette (bit.ly/2gRzsyc) reports.
Public defender head left after reprimand for performance, romantic relationship
David Duke left as deputy director of the Billings Regional Public Defender’s office in March after criticisms of bad management and failure to address internal strife among staff, according to a document recently released after a request for public records filed jointly by The Billings Gazette and KTVQ.
3 lawsuits filed after deadly Chattanooga bus crash
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — So far, three lawsuits have been filed following a Chattanooga school bus crash that killed six children and injured several more.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2h2Q6OB ) each of the lawsuits have been filed in Hamilton County against Durham School Services, the company that operates school buses for the county, and bus driver Johnthony Walker.
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Former rivals endorse within party ranks in Senate race
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell received backing Tuesday for his runoff campaign from a former rival who during the primary election linked him to white supremacist David Duke. Republican contender John Kennedy got the support of a one-time competitor who had accused Kennedy of spreading false prostitution allegations against him.
The Latest: Runoff between Campbell and Kennedy for Senate
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana elections (all times local):
State Treasurer John Kennedy and Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell are headed to a Dec. 10 runoff for Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat.
The men were the top two vote-getters among two dozen contenders for the job.
Eric Trump slams David Duke, says U.S. Senate candidate ‘does deseve a bullet’
Donald Trump's son said in a radio interview Thursday that Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke "does deserve a bullet" — just a day after Duke spoke of his admiration for and pledged loyalty to Trump during a televised Senate debate.
David Duke’s inclusion derails Louisiana Senate race debate
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — White supremacist David Duke's appearance in Louisiana's final U.S. Senate debate ahead of next week's election derailed much of the event Wednesday, with opponents trashing him, the debate moderator struggling to keep him within time limits and angry protesters chanting outside the building.
The Latest: Protesters blocked from entering Senate debate
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate debate between 6 candidates, including former KKK leader David Duke (all times local):
As candidates for the U.S. Senate, including former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, began a debate at historically black Dillard University, a tight knot of people around one entrance to the auditorium suddenly scattered, some yelling that they had been "maced" or pepper sprayed.
Trump camp calls KKK newspaper ‘repulsive’ after praise
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign is firmly rejecting the embrace of a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated newspaper.
The latest issue of The Crusader used Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan as its headline for an editorial praising the catchphrase and the Republican presidential candidate. The newspaper bills itself as "The Premier Voice of the White Resistance."
The newspaper didn't specifically call for readers to vote for Trump.
David Duke becomes flashpoint among Democrats in Senate race
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — White supremacist David Duke has become a flashpoint between the top Democratic contenders in Louisiana's wide-open U.S. Senate race as they compete for support from black voters.
Lawyer Caroline Fayard is running radio and TV ads seeking to tie Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell to the former Ku Klux Klan leader, who also is running for the Senate.
Senate race features prostitutes, David Duke, cross-dressing
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With an open seat, two dozen candidates, prostitution allegations and a white supremacist contender, the only sure thing in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race seems to be that it won't be decided Nov. 8 when most of the nation's political contests are settled.
Police seek help in finding ‘Ameri-KKK-ans’ school vandals
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help in finding who's responsible for vandalizing a Vermont elementary school building with an apparent racist political message.
Police tell WCAX-TV (http://bit.ly/2eiES4w ) that Monday night vandals spray-painted the side of the Dothan Brook Elementary School in Hartford with the words "Ameri-KKK-ans for Trump," with "Ameri-KKK-ans" spelled with a KKK instead of a C.