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Team effort helps athletic trainers save a life

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP) — When Jennifer Chesson raced into the stands at Varner Stadium on Sept. 13, she didn't know what she'd find. Chesson, one of Woodruff's athletic trainers, heard people screaming for help and took off. She found a man experiencing a cardiac episode, and people attending to him....

Trump to join 2020 Democrats at South Carolina justice forum

Oct. 18, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is visiting South Carolina as part of a bipartisan event on criminal justice reform, the White House confirmed Friday. Trump is slated to appear on Oct. 25 at a forum sponsored by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, the self-proclaimed "only nationwide...

With Warren's rise, Biden faces Dems' anxiety about 2020 bid

Oct. 18, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is confronting growing anxiety among would-be allies in the Democratic establishment about his ability to win the presidential nomination following underwhelming debate performances, lagging fundraising and withering attacks from rivals in his own party and from President Donald...

Federal attorneys file petition in SC church attack ruling

Oct. 18, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal attorneys have asked that a three-judge panel's decision allowing survivors and relatives of victims in a racist attack at a South Carolina church to sue the government should be reheard by the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Post and Courier reports a petition...

South Carolina hopes for another upset against No. 9 Florida

Oct. 18, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One South Carolina upset was great. Now, the Gamecocks are looking to do something never before done in the history of the football program: Win consecutive games against top-10 opponents. The Gamecocks (3-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) pulled off the biggest surprise of the college...

Mom arrested after boy kills sister while playing with gun

Oct. 18, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) — After an 11-year-old South Carolina boy fatally shot his 10-year-old sister as they played with a gun, their mother has been arrested. The Post and Courier reports police say 30-year-old Bernadette Renae Owens is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child. They say she left the...

SC prosecutor says Highway Patrol Capt. won't face charges

Oct. 18, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor won't bring charges against a Highway Patrol officer accused of helping a big donor to Clemson University avoid a DUI charge and a night in jail. Lexington County Solicitor Rick Hubbard said he decided last week not to pursue an obstruction of justice...

SEC's stability underscores challenge for Lady Vols' Harper

Oct. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper understands the enormity of her task as she tries to get the Lady Vols back among the nation's premier women's basketball programs. Tennessee has been picked to finish sixth out of 14 teams in the Southeastern Conference, its lowest projection in...

No. 9 Florida begins decisive SEC stretch at South Carolina

Oct. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida handled its last loss to a top-10 team poorly. The Gators followed a 19-point setback to then-No. 7 Georgia last year with a 21-point drubbing against Missouri. It was a humbling, two-week stretch that threatened to derail coach Dan Mullen's first season in Gainesville....

'Heartbroken': GOP mourns Cummings as friend, statesman

Oct. 17, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Heartbroken." That's how North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, one of the most conservative members of the House, reacted Thursday to the death of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, a progressive Democrat who chaired the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee. "I will miss him dearly," he...