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FILE - In a May 23, 2017 file photo, former Majority Leader Rick Quinn, left, and his father, Richard Quinn Sr. pause as they talk during a break in a hearing to get solicitor David Pascoe disqualified from the prosecution of Quinn in Columbia, S.C. Solicitor David Pascoe announced Wednesday, Oct. 18, that the State Grand Jury had returned indictments against Richard Quinn on charges of criminal conspiracy and failure to register as a lobbyist. Grand jurors also issued new indictments for two lawmakers already charged. Rep. Rick Quinn, the elder Quinn’s son, was charged with criminal conspiracy. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP)
After years of influence, GOP kingmaker's future uncertainThe indictment of South Carolina political strategist Richard Quinn could mean difficulties for his current client base, as well as a power vacuum for GOP presidential contenders hoping to make a play for this early voting state
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, Jodi Arias looks at her defense attorney during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. Consideration of Arias' appeal of her first-degree murder conviction for the 2008 killing of on-again off-again boyfriend Travis Alexander has been delayed by about a year by problems with assembling trial transcripts. (Tom Tingle /The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool,File)
Transcript errors and omissions prolong Jodi Arias appealJodi Arias' case remains a headache for Arizona's court system long after her televised murder trial ended with her being sentenced in 2015 to life in prison
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The casket of Sgt. La David T. Johnson of Miami Gardens, who was killed in an ambush in Niger. is wheeled out after a viewing at the Christ The Rock Church, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017  in Cooper City, Fla. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
Funeral starts for soldier at center of Trump fightMourners fill a church in Florida to honor a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The Latest: Fallen soldier's funeral begins in FloridaMourners filled a Florida church for the funeral of a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE -- In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo wildfire evacuee Gonzalo Jauregui, a local grape picker, browses through donated toiletries at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, Calif. The deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history imperiled both the low-wage workers who harvest the nation's most valuable wine grapes and the wealthy entrepreneurs who employ them. (AP Photo/Olga R. Rodriguez,file)
Wildfires plunge vineyard workers, owners into same struggleCalifornia wildfires plunge grape pickers, vineyard owners into same struggle to survive
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 photo, Ame Dorminy, spokeswoman for the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT) speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. The program places cats who have behavioral challenges with non-traditional homes such as factories and stores and their presence have helped control the rodent population on a property. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
This week in odd news: Bathtub gator; Too fat for prison?This week in odd news: Attorney argues convicted tax schemer is too fat for prison; Unpaid $7 Waffle House bill leads to ID theft ring; Robbers with hunting knives demand $1 from store, then flee; Rescue group takes in alligator that outgrew bathtub
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed in San Francisco. A judge on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new trial, saying there were errors and jury misconduct in the previous trial that ended with the award two months ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & JohnsonA Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene
The Associated Press9 hours ago
People walk on the beach in Biarritz, southwestern France, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Temperatures in southwestern France reached 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past weekPHOTO GALLERY: Visitors silhouetted on the beach in Biarritz, France; doctors treat the injured in Raqqa, Syria; voters wait to cast their ballots in Caracas, Venezuela.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Sandra Vonderloh, 18, of Anaheim protests outside of California Republican Convention in Anaheim, Calf., on Friday Oct. 20, 2017. Protesters have gathered outside a Southern California hotel where former White House adviser Steve Bannon is expected to give the keynote speech at a state Republican convention. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidencyFormer White House adviser Steve Bannon has broadened his attacks on the Washington establishment to include a former Republican president, depicting George W. Bush as a failure
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha hugs an unidentified woman after he appeared in federal court in Honolulu, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Kealoha and his wife, a deputy city prosecutor, have pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Puglisi on Friday released Louis and Katherine Keahola on $100,000 bond each. They entered the pleas Friday after a federal grand jury indicted both of them in a public corruption case. Authorities claim the couple used their positions to bilk clients and relatives out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund their lavish and overextended lifestyle and then used their power to target anyone who threatened them. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
US probe alleges corruption by top Honolulu law enforcersA U.S. investigation has found a former Honolulu police chief and his prosecutor wife bilked clients and relatives out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on their lavish lifestyle
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Steve Bannon, a former White House adviser to President Donald Trump, speaks at the California Republican Convention in Anaheim, Calf., on Friday Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidencyFormer White House adviser Steve Bannon brings pro-Trump message of Republican revolt to Democratic California
The Associated Press13 hours ago
US says vote likely Monday on Syrian chemical weapons probeThe United States has put a resolution that would extend the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria into a final form and says a vote is likely on Monday
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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