Nation briefs

South Carolina

House candidate injured in wreck

CHARLESTON — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday that killed the other driver and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures.

State Rep. Katie Arrington was recovering from surgery for her injuries Saturday, spokesman Michael Mule said. Arrington and a friend were traveling about 9 p.m. Friday when a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction hit them, police said.

District of Columbia

Press secretary told to leave restaurant

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience a brusque welcome in a public setting.

Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, that she had to “leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.”


No charges for teens in drowning death

COCOA — Five Florida teenagers will not be prosecuted after they videotaped and mocked a disabled man as he drowned and didn’t help.

Prosecutors said the teens could not be prosecuted because there is no state law that requires a bystander to help. The teens spotted Jamel Dunn, 31, struggling in a pond last July, but instead of helping they videotaped him and then posted it.