South Carolina News: Florence Resident, Shanteley Latrice Howard Sentenced to Federal Prison for Manufacturing and Passing Counterfeit Money

Florence, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Shanteley Latrice Howard, 33, of Florence, South Carolina, was sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit money. Evidence presented to the court showed that Howard was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit $100 and $50 bills … Continue reading South Carolina News: Florence Resident, Shanteley Latrice Howard Sentenced to Federal Prison for Manufacturing and Passing Counterfeit Money

South Carolina News: Anderson, Two Spartanburg Brothers Among Five Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Roles in Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Money Laundering Conspiracies

Anderson, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that brothers Soeuth Ath, 46, and Sean Ath, 54, both of Spartanburg, South Carolina, were among five men sentenced to federal prison for their roles in bi-coastal methamphetamine, marijuana, and money laundering conspiracies. United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain sentenced Soeuth Ath … Continue reading South Carolina News: Anderson, Two Spartanburg Brothers Among Five Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Roles in Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Money Laundering Conspiracies

NEW YORK | FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

NEW YORK — A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The move represents a major step to further push down U.S. smoking rates, which have been falling for … Continue reading NEW YORK | FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

MAGALIA, Calif. | The Latest: New wildfire burning in Southern California

MAGALIA, Calif.  — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 7:55 a.m. Southern California firefighters are battling a new wildfire but there is much less wind than the region experienced over the past week. The fire burning Thursday near the Ventura County city of Santa Paula is northwest of the huge area scorched … Continue reading MAGALIA, Calif. | The Latest: New wildfire burning in Southern California

ALBANY, N.Y. | John Lennon’s killer says he feels more shame every year

ALBANY, N.Y. — The man who gunned down John Lennon in 1980 says he feels “more and more shame” every year for his crime. Mark David Chapman told a parole board in August about his remorse during his 10th unsuccessful attempt to win release. A transcript of the hearing was released Thursday by New York … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | John Lennon’s killer says he feels more shame every year

ALBANY, N.Y. | Lennon’s killer says he feels more shame every year

ALBANY, N.Y.  — The man who gunned down John Lennon in 1980 says he feels “more and more shame” every year for his crime. Mark David Chapman told a parole board in August about his remorse during his 10th unsuccessful attempt to win release. A transcript of the hearing was released Thursday by New York … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | Lennon’s killer says he feels more shame every year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: Judge: Florida is ‘laughing-stock of the world’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — The Latest on Florida’s election recount (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A federal judge is sharply criticizing Florida legislators and elections officials in Palm Beach County for the state’s chronic recount issues. During a hearing on whether to extend the 3 p.m. Thursday deadline in the state’s recount for a U.S. Senate … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: Judge: Florida is ‘laughing-stock of the world’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Federal judge: Florida is ‘laughing stock of the world’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems, and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. “We have we have been the laughing stock of the world, election after election, and we chose … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Federal judge: Florida is ‘laughing stock of the world’