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Former DEA informant pleads guilty in 2021 assassination of Haiti’s president

Dec. 05, 2023 13:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former confidential informant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, whose killing in 2021 caused unprecedented turmoil in the Caribbean nation. Joseph Vincent, a dual...

Former career US diplomat charged with secretly spying for Cuban intelligence for decades

Dec. 04, 2023 19:03 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former career American diplomat was charged with serving as a secret agent for communist Cuba going back decades in what prosecutors portrayed as one of the most brazen and long-running betrayals in the history of the U.S. foreign service. Manuel Rocha wept as he sat...

Donald Trump draws cheers, some boos in Haley's backyard at Clemson-South Carolina football game

Nov. 25, 2023 22:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump used college football rivalry weekend to bask among his supporters in a state and region that are key to his presidential fortunes, while trying to upstage his Republican opponent Nikki Haley on her home turf at the Clemson-South Carolina football game. ...

Charleston, South Carolina, elects its first Republican mayor since Reconstruction Era

Nov. 22, 2023 11:34 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The historic South Carolina city of Charleston has elected its first Republican mayor since the Reconstruction Era. William Cogswell, formerly a Republican state lawmaker, defeated incumbent Democratic Mayor John Tecklenburg by about 2 percentage points in...

Donald Trump will be in South Carolina for the Palmetto Bowl football matchup after Thanksgiving

Nov. 21, 2023 13:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is headed back to South Carolina this weekend, attending the biggest athletic event of the year in a state where he boasts strong support heading into next year's Republican presidential nomination battle. Trump will be at the...

Liverpool striker Luis Díaz and his father are reunited for the 1st time after kidnapping

Nov. 14, 2023 12:40 PM EST

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (AP) — Liverpool soccer player Luis Díaz was reunited Tuesday with his father, who was kidnapped in northern Colombia by a unit of a guerrilla group in late October and released last week. Photographs posted on the Colombian Football Federation's account on...

Confederate military relics dumped during Union offensive unearthed in South Carolina river cleanup

Nov. 13, 2023 17:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of Civil War relics were unearthed during the cleanup of a South Carolina river where Union troops dumped Confederate military equipment to deliver a demoralizing blow for rebel forces in the birthplace of the secessionist movement. The artifacts were...

Harris files paperwork putting Biden on South Carolina's ballot to kickoff 2024's Democratic primary

Nov. 10, 2023 11:19 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris flew to South Carolina on Friday to file paperwork putting President Joe Biden on the 2024 presidential ballot of the state, which will lead off the Democratic presidential primary thanks to a White House-led schedule overhaul meant to better...

Father of Liverpool striker Luis Díaz released after his kidnapping in Colombia by ELN guerrillas

Nov. 09, 2023 18:55 PM EST

BARRANCAS, Colombia (AP) — The father of Liverpool striker Luis Díaz was released Thursday by members of a guerrilla group who kidnapped him in northern Colombia, the government announced, ending a 12-day ordeal for the family. Luis Manuel Díaz’s kidnapping on Oct. 28 from his...

Father of Liverpool striker Luis Díaz is released 12 days after his kidnapping by rebels in Colombia, government says

Nov. 09, 2023 11:29 AM EST
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Father of Liverpool striker Luis Díaz is released 12 days after his kidnapping by rebels in Colombia, government says.