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Visitors gather on the beach Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

May. 24, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000...

This photo provided by Attorney Justin T. Bamberg shows Skhylur Davis.   A white woman is charged with assaulting Davis in what the child's lawyer calls a racially motivated attack. Attorney Justin Bamberg says the woman accused Skhylur Davis of stealing her mail on May 11, 2020.  (Justin T. Bamberg via AP)

11-year-old girl says racism behind white woman’s assault

May. 22, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

An 11-year-old African American girl from South Carolina said she didn't think a white woman who accused her of stealing mail was being racist until the woman's husband told the girl that if she were “a different type,” things would have turned out differently. Elizabeth Shirey, 38, was charged with...

Clemson WR Ross to have shoulder surgery

May. 22, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will have shoulder surgery next month to take care of an issue that cropped up during the team's spring workouts in March. Team spokesman Ross Taylor said the 6-foot-4 receiver is doing well, but will have the operation to take care of any lingering...

Clemson WR Ross to have shoulder surgery

May. 21, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will have shoulder surgery next month to take care of an issue that cropped up during the team's spring workouts in March. Team spokesman Ross Taylor said the 6-foot-4 receiver is doing well, but will have the operation to take care of any lingering...

Chase Briscoe (98) crosses the finish line ahead of Kyle Busch (54) to win the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Briscoe's heartbreaking week ends with Xfinity victory

May. 21, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe was grateful to bring a moment or two of happiness to wife Marissa in the worst week of their lives. It was Tuesday, during a 12-week exam, that they learned that their expected child — they only learned Monday that it was a girl — had no fetal...

Police chief denies racial profiling in controversial video

May. 21, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The police chief of a South Carolina city has defended the actions of his officers who are accused of racial bias and excessive force after video of a black man being detained by officers sparked outrage. In a 21-minute response posted online Wednesday, North Charleston Police...

Lawyer says white woman attacked girl because she was black

May. 21, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A white woman is charged with assaulting an 11-year-old black girl in what the girl’s lawyer calls a racially motivated attack. Elizabeth Shirey accused Skhylur Davis of stealing her mail on May 11, attorney Justin Bamberg said. Skhylur told police that Shirey "attempted to grab...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has already narrowed the field by saying he will pick a woman. In addition to Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, other names that have been part of the speculation are Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Abrams. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy, File)

Stacey Abrams endorses candidates in 7 US Senate contests

May. 21, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alongside discussions of her own national political ambitions, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is wading into elections outside her home state, endorsing the campaigns of seven Democrats vying for U.S. Senate seats. On Thursday, Abrams announced that she was backing...

Denny Hamlin (11) drives during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. Hamlin won the race shortened by rain. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Hamlin scores 2nd win of season at rain-shortened Darlington

May. 21, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won NASCAR's first Wednesday race since 1984 when rain stopped the event with 20 laps remaining at Darlington Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner was out front but out of fresh tires and trying to hang on when he got unintended help from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle...

FAA seeks $5.9 million penalty over 270 cargo flights

May. 20, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking a $5.9 million penalty against an Atlanta aviation company that they say operated illegal cargo flights that were “careless or reckless” and posed a safety risk. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that Humes McCoy Aviation...