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Kamala Harris: Midterms a fight for 'the best of who we are'

Oct. 20, 2018 1:52 AM EDT

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box. The California senator may have been referring to Nov. 6 elections, but...

Kamala Harris in South Carolina: 'Fight for ... who we are'

Oct. 19, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box. The California senator may have been referring to Nov. 6 elections, but...

Trump wants to cut red tape, hasten water projects in West

Oct. 19, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the government to speed up environmental reviews and streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in California and other Western states. Trump signed a memorandum aimed at helping the Central Valley Project and the...

Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system

Oct. 19, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they believe they saved lives by arresting a heavily armed man who allegedly threatened multiple schools, had a "detailed plan of attack" and was stopped while pulling out of his driveway shortly before the school day ended Thursday. The suspect, Dylan...

South Carolina man sentenced for biting off girlfriend's lip

Oct. 19, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for biting off his ex-girlfriend's lip. Greenville prosecutor Walt Wilkins told news outlets that 23-year-old Seth Aaron Fleury pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery Thursday. Wilkins said Fleury met his...

No. 3 Clemson, No. 16 NC State clash in ACC showdown

Oct. 19, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The Clemson-North Carolina State football series has been one of the most competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference. It has also been one of the oddest. There have various incidents when the teams meet, including towel stealing, staffers shoving players and rogue laptops on the...

Booker gets a warm welcome from South Carolina Democrats

Oct. 19, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a...

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley pokes fun at herself at NY charity

Oct. 18, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikki Haley was introduced as the next president of the United States by comedian Jim Gaffigan at a white-tie gala in New York Thursday evening where the outgoing U.N. Ambassador poked fun at her own Indian heritage, her boss and the current political climate. "Everyone in Washington called...

Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

Oct. 18, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a...

South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

Oct. 18, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy Department to...