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Sheriff: SC man shoots into girlfriend's car, kills her son

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man angry he was locked out of his house after a night out in South Carolina has shot and killed his girlfriend's son. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said 26-year-old X'Zavier Sharif Davis' girlfriend let him in the house around 3:15 a.m. Saturday and he started...

Judge will consider Nevada bid to block plutonium shipping

Apr. 23, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two federal courts have expedited Nevada's bid to immediately block shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to the state and potentially force the Trump administration to remove some of the highly radioactive material it already has trucked from South Carolina to a site near Las Vegas. U.S....

Uber safety bill is overhauled by South Carolina lawmakers

Apr. 23, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After the slaying of a college student who police say mistook her killer's car for her Uber ride, lawmakers in South Carolina are tinkering with legislation that aims to improve safety for ride sharing customers. A Senate subcommittee voted Tuesday to scrap a requirement for a lighted...

Harris adds to endorsements in early-voting South Carolina

Apr. 23, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris is adding to her list of African American endorsements in South Carolina, the first test of the black vote in next year's primary elections. Harris' campaign tells The Associated Press that I.S. Leevy (LEE'-vee) Johnson is...

Judge orders mental review in SC police ambush shooting case

Apr. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. Prosecutor Ed Clements asked for the examination Monday after 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins wrote to the Post and Courier newspaper...

14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

Now that spring practice has ended, here's a list of Southeastern Conference players who are poised to break out this fall. Classes listed are their classes in the fall. EASTERN DIVISION FLORIDA AMARI BURNEY, LB, Soph. — Burney, a converted safety, takes over for NFL-bound Vosean Joseph at the...

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The...

C.T. Pan rallies to win RBC Heritage for 1st PGA Tour title

Apr. 21, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — C.T. Pan watched the Masters last week with his wife, and sometimes caddie, Yingchun Lin, thrilled by Tiger Woods' stirring victory at Augusta National. His wife, Pan recalled, told him point blank, "Hey, I'm not patient, so you better get me (to Augusta) as soon as...

Pan takes advantage of Johnson's meltdown at Harbour Town

Apr. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson's back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory. The 27-year-old Pan, from Taiwan, closed with a 4-under 67 on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links for a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar. Pan finished at...

Harris' campaign focuses on black colleges for support

Apr. 21, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters. Not only is she one of only two...