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Lowry keeps hold on the top at rain-delayed RBC Heritage

Apr. 19, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry continued his strong play at the rain-delayed RBC Heritage, moving to 9-under par with two holes left when the second round was suspended Friday because of darkness. Lowry, who opened at Harbour Town Golf Links with a 6-under 65 after a 78-73 flameout at the...

Charleston hires Lamar's Harmony as women's basketball coach

Apr. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Robin Harmony has left Lamar to become the women's basketball coach at College of Charleston. The school announced the move Friday. Harmony went 115-66 in six seasons at Lamar, including an 83-25 mark against Southland Conference competition. Harmony won three Southland Conference...

Officials: South Carolina school girl died of natural causes

Apr. 19, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities said Friday that the death of a fifth grade girl at school last month was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student, which they described as lasting only seconds. But the family of the girl disagreed, saying she was repeatedly antagonized...

The Latest: Family disputes official account of girl's death

Apr. 19, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 5th grader who died after a fight at her South Carolina school (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The family of a 10-year-old South Carolina girl is disputing authorities' account that the 5th grader died from natural causes after a brief "slap fight." Margie...

Sanders gets endorsements from 7 black S. Carolina lawmakers

Apr. 18, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced endorsements from seven black lawmakers in the critical early voting state of South Carolina, a show of force in the first place where African American voters feature prominently in next year's primary...

Booker rolls out black lawmakers' endorsement in S. Carolina

Apr. 18, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is announcing backing from a slate of black elected officials in the crucial early voting state of South Carolina. Booker's campaign said Thursday that the New Jersey senator is being endorsed by state Reps. Leola Robinson-Simpson and...

Ireland's Lowry on top after first round of RBC Heritage

Apr. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry was convinced his game was on the rise, despite his poor scoring. He finally showed that Thursday in the RBC Heritage, shooting a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead. Trey Mullinax, Daniel Berger, Luke List, Ryan Moore and Ryan Palmer were tied for second....

Prosecutor wants suspect in fatal SC police ambush evaluated

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor wants a judge to order a mental health evaluation for the man accused of ambushing several officers as they approached an upscale home to question a man in a child sex assault case. WBTW-TV reports Solicitor Ed Clements said Thursday he's filing an order of...

Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock dies at 70

Apr. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock has died at age 70 after a car accident a week ago. His daughter, Lyndsey, says on her Facebook page her father died Wednesday. He was a passenger in an accident April 11 near Hilton Head, South Carolina Coppock was a fixture on local sports...

Uber rolls out feature urging riders to 'check your ride'

Apr. 18, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they're getting into the right vehicles. The development comes several weeks after a University of South Carolina student was killed after getting into a car she had mistaken for the Uber ride she hailed. Uber said Thursday it would send...