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In this Friday, April 3, 2020, photo, a tablet livestreams the funeral of J. Robert Coleman in Lexington, S.C. Following CDC guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak, Thompson Funeral Homes asked Coleman's family to invite fewer than 10 people to his service. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

At funerals in virus outbreak, mourning is from a distance

Apr. 4, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — No one stands in line to embrace the widow and share memories of her husband of 50 years. No rows of family and friends file toward the flag-draped coffin to pay their last respects. No symphony of sniffles is heard across the room as the minister gives a final prayer. Instead, a...

In this image provided by the U.S. Army, recent Army basic combat training graduates have their temperatures taken as they arrive at Fort Lee, Va, on March 31, 2020, after being transported using sterilized buses from Fort Jackson, S.C. (U.S. Army via AP)

Military recruiting struggles as enlistment stations close

Apr. 4, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Meyer does his best recruiting face-to-face. He can look people in the eye, read their body language and get insight into whether they would make a good Marine. But coronavirus quarantines have shut down most recruiting stations. So Meyer and other recruiters...

Police: Suspect rode bike to scene, shouted 'I killed him'

Mar. 31, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man suspected of shooting and killing another man after a dispute tried to ride his bicycle into the crime scene shouting, “I killed him,” police said. Frederick Lamont Jenkins argued with the man late Sunday, then returned on his bicycle with a gun...

In this Thursday, March 26, 2020, photo, this wi-fi-enabled school bus, seen at an apartment complex in Winnsboro, S.C., is one of many being sent to rural and lower-income areas around South Carolina to help students with distance learning during the new coronavirus outbreak. With routers mounted inside, the buses broadcast enough bandwidth in an area the size of a small parking for parents to drive up and children to access the internet from inside their cars. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students

Mar. 30, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak. With routers mounted inside, the...

The Latest: Michigan executive order restores water service

Mar. 29, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Spain's deadliest day has over 800 deaths, over 8,000 news...

In this March 26, 2020, Patrick Goodman cuts Keith Donaldson's hair at Creative Image barber shop in Columbia, SC. South Carolina's governor has not given a stay at home order closing non-essential businesses, but Columbia did pass an order, which will close Goodman's shop. (AP Photo /Jeffrey Collins).

Living outside lockdown: Barbers, beauty shops still open

Mar. 28, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — With South Carolina's first coronavirus hot spot just a short jaunt up the highway, Johellen Lee hadn't been out for anything but groceries for nearly a month. “I looked like a hag,” she said. So she headed to see her best friend and hair stylist Erica Nealy at her beauty...

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2019, shows razor wire fencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Inmates and advocates said numerous inmates exhibiting flu-like symptoms were not tested or quarantined at several facilities, including at FCI Yazoo City in Mississippi and at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Federal prisons struggle to combat growing COVID-19 fears

Mar. 27, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a federal correction officer geared up for duty recently at a Florida prison complex, he added an N95 mask amid coronavirus fears. He has a sister who had an organ transplant and an elderly mother at home. But a supervisor ordered him to take it off and threatened disciplinary action...

Vanderbilt's Aaron Nesmith announces he's entering NBA draft

Mar. 26, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt guard Aaron Nesmith is forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. Nesmith was one of the nation’s most prolific scorers and 3-point shooters before injuring his right foot in January, knocking him out for the remainder of the season. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden and senior adviser Symone Sanders participate in a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa. Biden's status as Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting means the party will choose another man for an office never held by a woman. But he's running with plenty of women behind him, including a yet-to-be-named vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Joe Biden's inner circle: No longer a boys club

Mar. 26, 2020 6:10 AM EDT

Weeks before Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign, he released a social media video to address allegations from women who said his uninvited displays of affection had made them uncomfortable. “Social norms have begun to change. They've shifted,” said the former vice president, then 76....

The Latest: Pakistan suspending domestic flights

Mar. 25, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 108,000 people have recovered so...