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Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers

Aug. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

A federal official is making Boeing defend itself against charges that it illegally fired workers for supporting a union at its South Carolina assembly plant. The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that there is enough merit to send the cases to trial in front of an administrative law...

Sheriff: Teen's racist videos show SC needs hate crime law

Aug. 9, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff said Thursday that the state needs a hate crime law after his deputies couldn't initially charge a 16-year-old Catholic school student who made videos using racial slurs and shooting a box that he said represented black people. The teen was charged four days...

Biden: Trump 'fanning the flames of white supremacy'

Aug. 8, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "fanning the flames of white supremacy" in his most aggressive attack yet on the character of the man he would like to defeat in 2020. "Trump offers no moral leadership," Biden declared in Burlington, Iowa. The president...

'Era of active shooter': Fort Sumter restricts access

Aug. 7, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says people can no longer stop by a historic South Carolina fort for free, unregulated visits. The Post and Courier reports rangers have now limited access to Fort Sumter in Charleston, blocking people and boaters from using a nearby sandbar beach to pop in...

Parents weren't told of student's racist video, threats

Aug. 6, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Catholic school in South Carolina waited more than two weeks to tell parents a student was expelled and arrested after making racist videos and threatening to shoot black people. The videos of the white, 16-year-old male casually firing a gun and making racist comments revived...

New massacres a jolt for clergy who coped with past attacks

Aug. 5, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

As Americans reel from back-to-back massacres in Texas and Ohio, religious leaders who have experienced violence in their houses of worship are venting their anger at the persisting violence and trying to help their congregants persevere. At the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a gunman killed 11...

Hizzoner! Jets rookie Sanders was mayor of hometown for day

Aug. 4, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Trevon Sanders spent some time off from crushing ball carriers on the football field to crunch numbers for the city budget. Lengthy meetings with local leaders, spirited conversations and hearty handshakes — lots of them — were all in a day's work for Hizzoner. The...

Black trans woman killed in S. Carolina is the 12th in 2019

Jul. 25, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 12th known transgender person to violently die this year was found fatally shot in South Carolina. News outlets report 29-year-old Denali Berries Stuckey was found dead Saturday on the shoulder of a North Charleston road. Deputy Chief Scott Deckard said Monday the...

Rare albino alligator dies at South Carolina Aquarium

Jul. 19, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An extremely rare albino alligator that lived at the South Carolina Aquarium has died. The aquarium posted on its Facebook page that the 22-year-old alligator named Alabaster had passed away Friday morning. He had lived at the aquarium in Charleston since 2009. South Carolina...

Biden says he picked South Carolina as spot for apology

Jul. 7, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Sunday he chose South Carolina to deliver an apology for his controversial remarks about segregationist senators because he wanted to offer it to an audience most likely to have been offended by his words. Kamala Harris, a rival for...