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South Carolina group can deny gay couples as foster parents

Jan. 23, 2019 5:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The federal government agreed Wednesday to allow federally funded foster care agencies in South Carolina to deny services to same-sex or non-Christian couples. The waiver issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will allow Greenville's Miracle Hill Ministries to...

Court: No new offshore drilling work during federal shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina has turned back the Trump administration's attempt to continue preparatory work for offshore drilling during the federal government's partial shutdown, issuing a ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the overall expansion plans. In his order, U.S....

APNewsBreak: S. Carolina joins offshore drilling lawsuit

Jan. 7, 2019 3:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will join a federal lawsuit opposing the Trump administration's plans to conduct offshore drilling tests, becoming the latest coastal state to take legal action against the proposal. On Monday, Attorney General Alan Wilson told The Associated Press that he has...

Dominion Energy completes buyout of South Carolina utility

Jan. 2, 2019 4:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced the completion of its merger on Wednesday with a South Carolina utility drowning in debt after the failure of a nuclear construction project. In a news release, the Virginia-based company said that it had finalized the deal to pay $6.8 billion for SCANA...

Regulators OK $15B merger of troubled South Carolina utility

Dec. 14, 2018 5:19 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A power company's $15 billion deal to purchase a troubled South Carolina-based utility after a costly nuclear construction failure won approval Friday from state regulators. Following more than an hour of comment and debate, South Carolina's Public Service Commission approved...

The Latest: SC gov: Merger deal 'best of a bad situation'

Dec. 14, 2018 4:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina regulators' votes on issues concerning the fallout from a $9 billion nuclear construction project failure (all times local): 4:20 p.m. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says state regulators did their best to resolve a mess in approving a merger between a...

Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests

Dec. 11, 2018 4:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, claims the National...

Environmental groups to sue over offshore drilling tests

Dec. 10, 2018 9:31 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Environmental groups plan to sue the Trump administration over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast, two people with direct knowledge of the pending litigation told The Associated Press...

South Carolina ups its relief request for Hurricane Florence

Dec. 8, 2018 8:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation will be able to ask for more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence, thanks to a move by the state's governor. In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. Rep. Tom Rice that he was...