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Demonstrators dressed in civil war attire participate in a flag ceremony in front of a Confederate statue at the Statehouse, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Demonstrators gathered for the five year anniversary after the Confederate battle flag was removed from the Statehouse grounds after a two-thirds vote by the legislature. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Protester: Man pulls gun on anniversary of flag’s removal

Jul. 10, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Counterprotesters said a passing driver pointed a gun at them Friday and said “All Lives Matter,” as competing groups gathered in front of South Carolina’s capitol building to mark the five-year anniversary of the state's removal of the Confederate battle flag...

Police: 2nd man charged in death of 11-year-old girl

Jul. 10, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A second man has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of an 11-year-old South Carolina girl last year, authorities said. Desmond Bruton, 21, was charged Thursday with murder, four counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, news outlets...

FILE - In this Monday, July 29, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif. The coronavirus pandemic forced the NFL to abandon, at least for 2020, the fading but still time-honored tradition of teams traveling to training camp. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)

NFL's stay-at-home order means no travel for training camp

Jul. 8, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

Tim Flynn was looking forward to one final year as the mayoral host of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, California. So much for that. The pandemic forced the NFL to abandon, at least for this year, the fading but still time-honored tradition of teams traveling to training camp. The league's version...

The Lavish Night Club where a shooting early Sunday night left numerous dead and at least 8 injured Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Sheriff: Georgia man charged in S. Carolina club shooting

Jul. 8, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A Georgia man was arrested and accused of fatally shooting two people in a South Carolina club during the July 4th weekend, authorities said. Jarquez Kezavion Cooper, of Athens, Georgia, was charged Tuesday with two counts of murder, seven counts of attempted murder and possession...

Brooks Koepka watches his shot off the second tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Koepka among those who have to catch up in FedEx Cup

Jul. 7, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

The question was perplexing to Brooks Koepka, perhaps because it was missing specific context or because it takes a lot to make him worry. He was asked going into the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head if he felt any sense of urgency. “Urgency for what?” he replied. Koepka missed three months after a knee...

Former South Carolina football star, AD Dixon dead at 83

Jul. 7, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina running back, athletic director and board of trustees member King Dixon died Monday. He was 83. The university said in a release that Dixon had fought pancreatic cancer. Dixon played for the Gamecocks from 1956-58 and served as a co-captain his senior year....

Restaurant workers Alvyn Lopez, left, and Maria Lindo watch for customers as they stand outside Aura at Books & Books, Monday, July 6, 2020, on Miami Beach, Florida's famed Lincoln Road. In Miami-Dade County, population 2.7 million, Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered the closing of restaurants and certain other indoor places, including vacation rentals, seven weeks after they were allowed to reopen. Beaches will reopen on Tuesday after being closed over the weekend. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Hospitals approaching capacity as Miami closes restaurants

Jul. 6, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hospitals rapidly approached capacity across the Sunbelt, and the Miami area closed indoor dining at restaurants and gyms again because of the surging coronavirus Monday, as the U.S. emerged from a Fourth of July weekend of picnics, pool parties and beach outings that health officials fear...

Chicago police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020, where a 7-year-old girl and a man were fatally shot during a Fourth of July party Saturday. At least a dozen people were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

'Senseless crime': The victims of July Fourth shootings

Jul. 6, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

A 6-year-old computer whiz. A young mother working for a better home for her kids. An 8-year-old who loved to make dance videos. From San Francisco to South Carolina, a spate of shootings claimed the lives of people celebrating or just taking a drive over the Fourth of July weekend. Chicago saw one of its...

A police officer walks outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors' votes

Jul. 6, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decision flavored with references to “Hamilton” and “Veep,” the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, in cases in...

CORRECTS THE SOURCE TO KEN RUINARD WITH THE GREENVILLE NEWS - Yellow police tape can be seen outside of the Lavish Lounge in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, July 5, 2020, following a deadly shooting. (Ken Ruinard/The Greenville News via AP)

Sheriff: 2 dead, 8 hurt in South Carolina nightclub shooting

Jul. 5, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A shooting at a nightclub early Sunday left two people dead and eight wounded in South Carolina, a sheriff's official said. Two Greenville County sheriff's deputies noticed a disturbance at Lavish Lounge just before 2 a.m., and saw a large crowd running out of the building, Sheriff...