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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Clark County Democratic Party

The Latest: Nevada's lieutenant governor endorses Biden

Feb. 16, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST): 3:30 p.m. Joe Biden has picked up another endorsement from a top Nevada politician, with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall announcing that she will back the former vice president’s White House bid. Marshall joins two of the...

Kat Taylor, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, speaks with reporters during an open house at the home she's renting in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Steyer foundation mulling SC investments - after the primary

Feb. 16, 2020 5:57 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ahead of this month’s crucial South Carolina primary, the wife of presidential candidate Tom Steyer said that the foundation she runs is interested in considering an investment proposal from one of the state’s largest black church congregations. But she said the...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, takes photos with supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters

Feb. 16, 2020 2:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal. “There is what I call an ‘ABT mood’ in the black community: Anybody but Trump,” said the 77-year-old who was the first black graduate of the...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

Feb. 16, 2020 1:08 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning in Virginia. Sanders rattled off a list of...

Wright scores 18 to carry High Point past USC Upstate 62-54

Feb. 15, 2020 11:25 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — John-Michael Wright had 18 points and seven rebounds as High Point defeated South Carolina Upstate 62-54 on Saturday night. Eric Coleman Jr. had 16 points for High Point (8-19, 5-9 Big South Conference). Jamal Wright added 10 points. Tommy Bruner had 23 points for the Spartans...

Dotson's double-double sends W. Carolina past Wofford

Feb. 15, 2020 9:53 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carlos Dotson scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and Mason Faulkner scored 23 with seven rebounds and six assists and Western Carolina beat Wofford 80-74 on Saturday. The Catamounts (16-9, 8-6 Southern Conference) ended a two-game skid while Wofford (16-11, 8-6) now has dropped...

Clemson's John Newman lll (15) drives to the basket as Louisville's Jordan Nwora, left, David Johnson, center, and Ryan McMahon defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 77-62. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Clemson, Newman surprise No. 5 Louisville with 77-62 win

Feb. 15, 2020 7:56 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's John Newman III had one goal against No. 5 Louisville — stay aggressive. That resolve brought the Tigers a stunning 77-62 upset win over the Cardinals — and another major moment in what's been an up-and-down season. Newman had a career-high 23 points as...

Neal scores 21 to lift SC State past CSU 70-66

Feb. 15, 2020 7:55 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Rayshawn Neal tied his career high with 21 points plus 10 rebounds as South Carolina State narrowly beat Coppin State 70-66 on Saturday. Damani Applewhite had 15 points for South Carolina State (11-12, 6-5 Mid-Eastern Conference). Ozante Fields added eight rebounds. Andrew Robinson...

Furman keeps rolling downing Chattanooga 58-53

Feb. 15, 2020 7:22 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Noah Gurley scored 14 points and Jalen Slawson scored 13 and Furman won its seventh straight with a 58-53 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. The Paladins are 15-2 in their last 17 games and only once this year have they lost two straight. The Mocs built an early 13-4 lead when Matt...

Coastal Carolina CWS winning coach diagnosed with cancer

Feb. 15, 2020 4:28 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore said he's been diagnosed with liver cancer and will undergo treatment as soon as possible. Gilmore, who led the Chants to the 2016 College World Series title, confirmed his condition after his team won its opener on Friday. He said he would leave to...