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Judge orders mental review in SC police ambush shooting case

Apr. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. Prosecutor Ed Clements asked for the examination Monday after 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins wrote to the Post and Courier newspaper...

14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

Now that spring practice has ended, here's a list of Southeastern Conference players who are poised to break out this fall. Classes listed are their classes in the fall. EASTERN DIVISION FLORIDA AMARI BURNEY, LB, Soph. — Burney, a converted safety, takes over for NFL-bound Vosean Joseph at the...

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The...

C.T. Pan rallies to win RBC Heritage for 1st PGA Tour title

Apr. 21, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — C.T. Pan watched the Masters last week with his wife, and sometimes caddie, Yingchun Lin, thrilled by Tiger Woods' stirring victory at Augusta National. His wife, Pan recalled, told him point blank, "Hey, I'm not patient, so you better get me (to Augusta) as soon as...

Pan takes advantage of Johnson's meltdown at Harbour Town

Apr. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson's back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory. The 27-year-old Pan, from Taiwan, closed with a 4-under 67 on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar. Pan finished at...

Harris' campaign focuses on black colleges for support

Apr. 21, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters. Not only is she one of only two...

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson moves atop the RBC Heritage

Apr. 20, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Dustin Johnson, known for length off the tee, showed off his precise ball-positioning and hot putter Saturday to take the RBC Heritage lead. Johnson shot a 3-under 68 for a one-shot lead over Shane Lowry, Ian Poulter and Rory Sabbatini. The top-ranked Johnson, a South...

2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

Apr. 20, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That's...

Lowry keeps hold on the top at rain-delayed RBC Heritage

Apr. 19, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry continued his strong play at the rain-delayed RBC Heritage, moving to 9-under par with two holes left when the second round was suspended Friday because of darkness. Lowry, who opened at Harbour Town Golf Links with a 6-under 65 after a 78-73 flameout at the...

Charleston hires Lamar's Harmony as women's basketball coach

Apr. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Robin Harmony has left Lamar to become the women's basketball coach at College of Charleston. The school announced the move Friday. Harmony went 115-66 in six seasons at Lamar, including an 83-25 mark against Southland Conference competition. Harmony won three Southland Conference...