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Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

Jun. 24, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster,...

Vice President Pence stumps for McMaster in South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and President Donald Trump are grateful for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's early backing, which Pence said helped propel their ticket to victory in 2016. At a campaign rally in Conway, Pence told a crowd that McMaster's early...

US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

Jun. 23, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was...

The Latest: Dead driver named in crash that hurt candidate

Jun. 23, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Politicians and friends from across the country are sending thoughts and prayers to Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington after she was seriously injured in a car crash in South Carolina. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter he was thinking about Arrington. U.S. Rep....

APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

Jun. 21, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A senior Trump administration official says about 500 of the more than 2,000 children separated from...

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

Jun. 21, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump's running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never...

Bullet removed from wounded man helps in murder conviction

Jun. 21, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in South Carolina say a bullet in a wounded security guard shifted enough after a year to be safely removed, and it helped lead to a murder conviction in a related shooting. Authorities say 25-year-old Andre Crawford was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday for...

At Mexico border, US mayors say humanitarian crisis persists

Jun. 21, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Mayors of major U.S. cities who gathered Thursday at a holding facility for immigrant children at Texas' border with Mexico said President Trump has failed to address a humanitarian crisis of his own making with an executive order to halt the separation of minors as families are...

Clemson's Swinney not worried despite several QB transfers

Jun. 21, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is not concerned about his quarterback spot, even though the once-loaded depth at the position has been cut in half. When the Tigers ended last season, the Atlantic Coast Conference champions appeared more than set behind center with Kelly Bryant returning as...

Trump stresses support for SC governor

Jun. 21, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stressing his support for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who is competing in a runoff election for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Trump, who will appear in Columbia Monday for McMaster, tweets Thursday: "Henry worked so hard & was so loyal to me that...