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2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Feb. 15, 2019 9:33 PM EST

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Kamala Harris of California are visiting early voting states on Friday...

The Latest: Calif. Gov. Newsom endorses Harris for president

Feb. 15, 2019 9:31 PM EST

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates on the campaign trail(all times local): 9:30 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Sen. Kamala Harris for president in 2020. The Democrat said in an MSNBC interview Friday: "I think the American people could not do better" than Harris. He added later in a...

AP Exclusive: Lawsuit claims discrimination by foster agency

Feb. 15, 2019 6:15 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Catholic mother accuses a federally funded South Carolina foster agency of not working with her because she's "not the right kind of Christian," her lawyers say. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday, Aimee Maddonna and her lawyers say Miracle Hill Ministries is unconstitutionally...

Postseason prospects for SEC women's teams on shaky ground

Feb. 15, 2019 4:56 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This hasn't been a typical season for Southeastern Conference women's basketball, and the league could feel the consequences when the NCAA Tournament bracket comes out. When the Division I Women's Basketball Committee offered its early projections of the top 16 NCAA Tournament seeds...

Hofstra tops Coll. Of Charleston 99-95

Feb. 14, 2019 10:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Justin Wright-Foreman had 30 points to lead Hofstra to a 99-95 win over College of Charleston on Thursday night. Wright-Foreman was outscored by the Cougars' Grant Riller, who had a career-high 43 points. Eli Pemberton had 25 points and seven rebounds for Hofstra (22-4, 12-1...

Murphy scores 19 to lead Wofford past VMI 95-84

Feb. 14, 2019 10:10 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Storm Murphy had 19 points as Wofford won its 13th consecutive game, defeating VMI 95-84 on Thursday night. Fletcher Magee had 18 points for Wofford (22-4, 14-0 Southern Conference). Chevez Goodwin added 10 rebounds. VMI put up 56 second-half points, a season high for the team....

Thornton scores 19; Clemson women beat No. 21 FSU 73-68

Feb. 14, 2019 10:09 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kobi Thornton made 8 of 11 from the field and finished with 19 points to lead four Clemson players in double figures as the Tigers beat No. 21 Florida State 73-68 Thursday night. Danielle Edwards had 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range, for Clemson (16-9,...

Rafferty lifts Furman over UNC-Greensboro 67-57

Feb. 14, 2019 9:57 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Matt Rafferty had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Furman got past UNC Greensboro 67-57 on Thursday night. Jordan Lyons added 22 points for the Paladins. Rafferty made 10 of 13 shots. He added five steals. Clay Mounce had seven rebounds and four blocks for Furman (21-5, 10-4 Southern...

No. 11 South Carolina women beat Georgia 65-57

Feb. 14, 2019 9:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Destanni Henderson scored 14 points and No. 11 South Carolina pulled away from Georgia late to take a 65-57 victory on Thursday night. Doniyah Cliney scored 10 of 12 points in the second half and Alexis Jennings finished with 11 for the Gamecocks (18-6, 10-1), who were coming off a...

NCAA: South Carolina can host NCAA Tournament games in NC

Feb. 14, 2019 6:24 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will play its games in North Carolina if it is picked as one of the top four regional seeds in next month's NCAA women's tournament. The Gamecocks announced Thursday they were given a waiver to play the opening two tournament rounds at UNC Charlotte's 9,100-seat Halton...