Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.
A registered Republican, he would be seeking an open seat vacated by Republican David Vitter.
Duke's announcement came as the state is grappling with deep racial tensions after the shooting death of a black man by white police officers and the killing of three law enforcement officers by a black man. It also came one day after Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president.
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One "Pokemon Go" trainer from New York City has already completed the quest to be the very best -- in the United States, at least.
Nick Johnson of Brooklyn posted to Reddit on Thursday that he had caught all of the 142 Pokemon currently available in the United States, Business Insider reports. He appears to be the first person to catch every monster in the game -- save six so-called "legendary" Pokemon that haven't been seen anywhere and a trio of others that are exclusive to other countries.
President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades.
Looking to November's election, Obama said, "We're not going to make good decisions based on fears that don't have a basis in fact."
At a news conference alongside Mexico's president, Obama sought to undermine two pillars of Trump's speech Thursday night in which he accepted the Republican presidential nomination. Trump said that if he is elected, "safety will be restored" at home and abroad.
A woman was killed and several pedestrians, including children, were hurt when a person driving a stolen car mowed them down along a South Philadelphia street Friday night, police said.
It was around 8:30 p.m. when the white Toyota came barreling down S. 21st Street near Jackson, hit a car carrying several people and then slammed into at least four pedestrians, police said. Some were children playing on the sidewalk.
The car traveled another block to Snyder Avenue, where the driver jumped out and ran away. The 36-year-old male driver was arrested a short time later, police said.
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U.S. Border Patrol officials say two Canadian teenagers were briefly apprehended after they accidentally crossed the U.S. border into Montana while playing the game "Pokemon Go."
Border Patrol Agent John South says the teens were engrossed and wandered into the United States.
South says agents detained them while contacting their mother, who was nearby on the Canadian side.
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Police said a lone gunman is believed to have carried out a shooting rampage near a shopping center in Munich, Germany, NBC News reported.
The gunman, who killed at least nine people before killing himself, was an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich who lived in the city for more than two years, according to police. A motive was not known.
Twenty-one people were hospitalized, three of whom were critically wounded, according to police.
Officials did not identify him, but said he was found dead at 8:30 p.m., and may have killed himself. German police initially said there may have been as many as three gunmen.
The shooting attack at a McDonald’s attached to the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall forced a lockdown of the city, the shutdown of public transportation and calls to residents to avoid public places. The shooting prompted authorities to operate “on the premise of a terror attack,” but officials later said there were no links to terror established.
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Governor Jerry Brown on Friday denied parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted of the 1969 killings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home.
The decision comes a month after Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey urged Brown to deny her parole.
A state parole board panel ruled on April 14 that Van Houten, now 66, was suitable for parole. She had previously been denied parole 19 times between 1979 and 2013. Van Houten was convicted of murder and conspiracy for participating with fellow Manson family members Charles "Tex" Watson and Patricia Krenwinkel in the Aug. 9, 1969, killings of Leno La Bianca, 44, and his 38-year-old wife, Rosemary, who were each stabbed multiple times.
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Three South Florida men have been arrested in connection with a plan one of them made to travel overseas to join ISIS, U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News.
The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive orders that allowed more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in the state.
In an order posted on the court's website late Friday, the court said the orders were unconstitutional and ordered election officials throughout the state not to enforce them.
The orders in April by McAuliffe, a Democrat, had been challenged by Republican state lawmakers. They had ordered that voting rights could not be restored to a group, but had to be restored individually.
McAuliffe had said his actions would help undo Virginia's long history of trying to suppress votes.
A federal judge said Friday that he is inclined to deny a request by Donald Trump's lawyers to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the Republican presidential nominee of defrauding customers at the now-defunct Trump University.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel did not elaborate on his thinking during a lengthy hearing in San Diego — one day after Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president of the United States.
Trump's attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, urged the judge to reconsider, calling the lawsuit a "gross overreach" of federal civil racketeering statutes.
Donald Trump doubled down on his baseless insinuation that a photograph published by the National Enquirer shows Ted Cruz’s father with “crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.”
A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Trump touted the national tabloid as a credible source worthy of a Pulitzer Prize, and said the newspaper would not have run the photo if it was “wrong.” Moreover, Trump said, the Cruz camp “never denied” that it was Rafael Cruz in the photo with the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
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A woman sought for murder in the death of her 9-month-old grandson has been arrested outside Atlanta. Police believe she killed the baby by forcing methamphetamine into his body.
Local news media say 45-year-old Tonya Monroe has a history of drug abuse, and the baby had been born with brain damage. His parents, Taylor and Hayden Shaw, thought he died in his sleep.
Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her 2016 running mate, NBC News has learned.
Kaine, a former Virginia governor, has represented the state in the Senate since his election in 2012.