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South Carolina man convicted in fatal home attack

Jan. 29, 2023 16:48 PM EST

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A jury in South Carolina has convicted a man for riddling a home with bullets in 2017, killing one person inside. The Post & Courier reports that Maurice Durell Wigfall of Hanahan was sentenced Friday to 45 years for the death of Steven Hutchins, and...

Boston, Hall lead No. 1 Gamecocks past Alabama 65-52

Jan. 29, 2023 16:08 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Dawn Staley has “utmost confidence” in Bree Hall’s ability to knock down shots. Hall richly rewarded that faith with a career-high 18 points and four 3-pointers in No. 1 South Carolina’s 65-52 victory over Alabama on Sunday. Gamecocks star Aliyah...

Iowa Democrats pick ex-House candidate as new state leader

Jan. 29, 2023 11:43 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats chose a failed Congressional candidate to lead their state party as they grapple with a series of election losses and an effort from the national party to take away its first-in-the-nation status in the presidential race. Rita Hart, the former...

Oquendo leads Georgia over South Carolina in overtime 81-78

Jan. 28, 2023 21:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kario Oquendo scored all eight of Georgia's overtime points and the Bulldogs beat South Carolina 81-78 on Saturday, snapping a 12-game losing streak to the Gamecocks. Jacobi Wright hit a 3-pointer to give the Gamecocks (8-13, 1-7 SEC) a two-point lead in overtime...

Norfolk State knocks off South Carolina State 82-68

Jan. 28, 2023 19:44 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Joe Bryant Jr.'s 23 points helped Norfolk State defeat South Carolina State 82-68 on Saturday night. Bryant also contributed nine rebounds and three steals for the Spartans (14-7, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Dana Tate was 8 of 14 shooting, including 3...

Old Dominion knocks off Coastal Carolina 60-59

Jan. 28, 2023 19:37 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Mekhi Long had 19 points and 19 points in Old Dominion's 60-59 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday night. Bryce Baker made two free throws with one second left to put the Monarchs up 60-59. He scored nine points and added seven rebounds for Old Dominion (13-9,...

Trump opens 2024 run, says he's 'more committed' than ever

Jan. 28, 2023 19:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with stops Saturday in New Hampshire and South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. ...

Elon knocks off Drexel 72-58

Jan. 28, 2023 18:38 PM EST

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Sean Halloran had 18 points in Elon's 72-58 victory against Drexel on Saturday night. Halloran added five assists for the Phoenix (3-19, 1-8 Colonial Athletic Association). Max Mackinnon scored 14 points and added five rebounds. Jerald Gillens-Butler shot 6 for...

Inside McCarthy's House: Famous friends and hard realities

Jan. 28, 2023 08:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost forgotten slice of marbled real estate at the Capitol, the Kevin McCarthy era is taking shape in Congress. It was here that the new House speaker was chatting last week with Donald Trump Jr. on the former president’s son’s podcast, their laughter...

Video evidence suggests Alex Murdaugh muddled timeline

Jan. 27, 2023 21:14 PM EST

Alex Murdaugh's comments to police about his whereabouts around the time his wife and son were fatally shot may not have been accurate, according to video evidence presented by prosecutors Friday at the South Carolina attorney’s murder trial. In cross examining one of the...