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On the first full day of the new Democratic majority in the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the top Republican, walks to the chamber for the start of business as the minority leader, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. There is now a 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats, but with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker, the majority shifts by the slimmest of margins. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

Jan. 22, 2021 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump's impeachment trial to February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot...

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston (4) is defended by Georgia center Jenna Staiti (14) and guard Maya Caldwell (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Boston's triple-double leads No. 4 Gamecocks over Georgia

Jan. 21, 2021 9:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston is trying to make her mark on a South Carolina program that's had stellar post players like A'ja Wilson and Alaina Coates. Boston now has a milestone all her own with the Gamecocks' first-ever triple double in Southeastern Conference play. The 6-foot-5 sophomore...

On the first full day of the new Democratic majority in the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the top Republican, walks to the chamber for the start of business as the minority leader, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. There is now a 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats, but with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker, the majority shifts by the slimmest of margins. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

Jan. 21, 2021 7:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump's impeachment trial to February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot...

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis releases the names of two people found shot to death near Interstate 95 more than 44 years ago at a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Sumter, S.C. DNA testing helped identify the victims, whose killer has not been found. (Kayla Green/The Item via AP)

Bodies found shot to death in SC identified after 44 years

Jan. 21, 2021 6:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man and a woman found shot to death just off a South Carolina highway have been identified by DNA after more than 44 years, a sheriff said Thursday. James Paul Freund was 30 and Pamela Mae Buckley was 25 when a trucker found their bodies in August 1976 on a narrow paved road just...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a watch party in Columbia, S.C., after losing the Senate race. Harrison, the longtime Democratic Party official, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, according to multiple party officials. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Democrats formalize Jaime Harrison as national party chair

Jan. 21, 2021 6:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee elected Jaime Harrison of South Carolina as chair on Thursday, signifying an early alignment between newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and state party leaders around the country. The party’s post-inauguration meeting, with election of a...

Child attacked by dog in SC dies

Jan. 21, 2021 5:52 PM EST

BRUNSON, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy has died in South Carolina's Hampton County after being attacked by a dog. Deputies responded to a home in Brunson on Wednesday for a report of a dog attack. When deputies arrived, they found the child dead, WSAV-TV reported. Hampton County Animal Control was also...

South Carolina Sen. Mia McLeod, D-Columbia, walks to her seat as the South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs meets on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 in Columbia, S.C. The committee approved a stricter ban on abortions. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

SC abortion limits bill with no rape exception nears debate

Jan. 21, 2021 5:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state senators, emboldened by their newly expanded GOP majority, are nearing floor debate on a bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state without exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Bills seeking stricter abortion limits have been debated...

Resident appeals to zoning board about SC student apartments

Jan. 21, 2021 1:34 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Construction to replace a former Holiday Inn site in South Carolina with a 630-bed student housing complex is facing pushback from a resident who filed zoning appeals. Ric Ware submitted two appeals to the city of Clemson about Clemson University's Dockside development, which will...

Sheriff: Man captured in SC after Georgia school lockdowns

Jan. 21, 2021 9:51 AM EST

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) — A Virginia man has been apprehended after leading police on a chase in South Carolina and prompting schools to be locked down in a Georgia county. Monroe County Schools in Middle Georgia were locked down as a precaution for much of the day Wednesday as sheriff’s deputies searched...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Latest: Wizards-Bucks game postponed

Jan. 20, 2021 11:12 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington’s game Friday at the Milwaukee Bucks has been postponed by the NBA because the Wizards have too few players available due to coronavirus issues. It is the Wizards’ sixth consecutive game that was...