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Arrest in South Carolina hit-and-run death of crossing guard

Dec. 12, 2018 11:29 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged nearly two months after a 73-year-old crossing guard who died after being struck while directing traffic outside a South Carolina elementary school. State troopers say 27-year-old Kenneth Sullivan was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony...

AP source: Biden to meet with family as he ponders 2020

Dec. 12, 2018 10:47 AM EST

Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on whether to launch another campaign for president, according to multiple people familiar with his thinking. They spoke on the condition of...

Groups end ties with club that denied black applicant

Dec. 12, 2018 9:41 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina social club's decision to deny membership to a doctor who would have been its first black member has prompted several local groups to cut ties with it. Military veteran and doctor Melvin Brown was the only one denied membership to the Charleston Rifle Club in...

Penn tops No. 17 Villanova 78-75, ends Big 5 streak

Dec. 12, 2018 2:49 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AJ Brodeur and Antonio Woods each scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers' first win over the Wildcats since 2002. Penn fans stormed the court after Villanova's Phil Booth missed the tying 3-point attempt and set off a regular-season...

South Carolina teen charged in school shooting off to court

Dec. 12, 2018 12:17 AM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A teen charged with shooting at a group of South Carolina elementary school students outside for recess, killing one of them, is set to appear in court. Prosecutors would not say why 16-year-old Jesse Osborne will appear Wednesday afternoon at the Anderson County courthouse....

No. 23 Furman tops Charleston Southern 77-69, stays unbeaten

Dec. 11, 2018 10:16 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — No. 23 Furman took another step in its remarkable early-season journey, one coach Bob Richey expects will benefit his team the rest of the way. The perfect Paladins (11-0) used a late run to pull away from Charleston Southern for a 77-69 victory Tuesday night in their first-ever...

Liberty downs SC State 79-55 for best start since 1991

Dec. 11, 2018 8:07 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 18 points with six 3-pointers, Scottie James added 14 points with eight rebounds, and Liberty never trailed in beating South Carolina State 79-55 on Tuesday night. Lovell Cabbil had 15 points, Caleb Homesley 13 and Elijah Cuffee 11 for the Flames, who are...

Feds: Ohio plot suspect wrote to Charleston church shooter

Dec. 11, 2018 5:05 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of buying bomb-making supplies and plotting domestic terrorism attacks exchanged letters with the man convicted in the South Carolina church shooting and visited Columbine High School, federal authorities said. Prosecutors described how Elizabeth Lecron had a fascination...

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...

Coroner: Ex-Clemson RB died of blood clot in his lung

Dec. 11, 2018 2:43 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — An autopsy report states that ex-Clemson running back C.J. Fuller died of a blood clot that lodged in an artery in his lungs. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said in a report released Tuesday that the 22-year-old Fuller died from a "Pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein...