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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The Latest: Trump orders flags at half-staff for Ginsburg

Sep. 19, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Saturday President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation directing that flags at the White House and all public buildings and grounds and military facilities be flown at half-staff until the...

McCall, Coastal Carolina beat Campbell for 2-0 start

Sep. 18, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Grayson McCall threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns in his second career start and Coastal Carolina beat Campbell 43-21 on Friday night. C.J. Marable and Shermari Jones each had short touchdown runs in the first quarter and Jaivon Heiligh added a 21-yard touchdown grab in the second...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019 file photo, Democrat Jaime Harrison, who is seeking to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, speaks to Democrats gathered at the Spratt Issues Conference in Greenville, S.C.  U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has been outraised for the first time by his Harrison, Democratic challenger, in a record-breaking quarterly period that sets up a multimillion-dollar grudge match leading into the general election. Harrison announced late Wednesday, April 14, 2020,  that he took in $7.36 million in the first three months of 2020, a figure his campaign said brought his total, overall fundraising to nearly $15 million.  (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)

Donor cash surges to Harrison, the Democrat taking on Graham

Sep. 18, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It won't be known until Election Day if a poll showing a tightening contest between Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jaime Harrison portends an upset — but the gains are real enough in the Democrat's campaign account. On the heels of a Quinnipiac University poll that...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp yells to the officials during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, in College Station, Texas. New South Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will work with a very familiar face this season, his longtime passer at Colorado State in Collin Hill. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said Hill will start when his team opens up on Sept. 26 against No. 15 Tennessee. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Bobo: Consistency earned Hill starting Gamecocks QB job

Sep. 18, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Collin Hill has never backed away from a challenge, especially if it meant getting back on the field at his home state university. Hill overcame rehabbing from a third ACL tear this spring and bonding with new teammates as a graduate transfer from Colorado State to win the starting...

Mom gets 30 years for killing baby and leaving body in trash

Sep. 17, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — A Florida woman who killed her 6-month-old son in South Carolina because she was angry when the child's father wouldn't answer her texts or phone calls was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday. Vernita Lashon Jones told police she suffocated her son,...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talks with players after a defensive stop against Wake Forest during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Citadel embraces shot at No. 1 Clemson in revamped schedule

Sep. 17, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

Citadel coach Brent Thompson wasn't sure his team would ever get the chance to play this season, let alone take on the nation's top-ranked team. But he said the school stayed patient as the coronavirus pandemic altered the college football landscape and was ready to strike when the opportunity came to play at...

Corbin Boyce holds an American flag on the beach near Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, as strong winds and rough waves from Hurricane Sally scour the shoreline. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)

The Latest: Sally's winds increase to 90 mph

Sep. 16, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): PENSACOLA, Fla. — Hurricane Sally is strengthening as it creeps toward Florida and Alabama. The National Hurricane Center says the Category 1 storm's winds have increased to 90 mph (150 kph). Sally was centered about 65 miles (105...

Freshmen Lauren Tamborini and Bailey Donahue move out of Sellery Residence Hall Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. The students plan on attending class online. Citing rapidly rising COVID-19 cases including two straight days in which one in five student tests came back positive, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank locked down the state's largest university campus for two weeks. (Mark Hoffmann/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Wisconsin university eliminates spring break

Sep. 14, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison decided Monday to eliminate spring break next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The university’s Faculty Senate voted 140-7 to erase the nine-day break from the 2021 spring calendar. Officials said the move is designed...

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette speaks with reporters after the first meeting of accelerateSC, an advisory group about reopening the state economy, on Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

South Carolina's lieutenant governor contracts COVID-19

Sep. 14, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday and is recovering in isolation with her family at home, officials said. Evette had a sore throat and headache Thursday and was tested for the virus. She has stayed at her family's home near Greenville since...

Officials say South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is in isolation at home

Sep. 14, 2020 2:57 PM EDT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials say South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is in isolation at home.