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A devotee applies vermilion on the face of another during Durga Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Hindu festival season is traditionally laced with an unmatched fanfare and extravaganza, with socializing being the hallmark of the celebration. But because of the coronavirus pandemic this year's festivities have started on a pale note. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India's daily infections at lowest in 3 months

Oct. 27, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. In its report Tuesday, the Health Ministry also listed 488 new fatalities from COVID-19 in the previous 24...

Teen found shot to death on rural South Carolina road

Oct. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

JENKINSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A 17-year-old was found shot to death beside his car on a rural South Carolina highway, authorities said. Trevis Boyd Jr. was shot several times and was declared dead when he was found Saturday night on the ground near his car beside state Highway 215 in Jenkinsville, the...

Large SC events almost always OKed as COVID-19 cases climb

Oct. 26, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's business agency has approved more than 90% of the more than 800 events that planned to attract at least 250 people since the governor removed the coronavirus-related ban on the gatherings in early August. While the state Commerce Department reviews the events and...

S.C. county's longest-serving volunteer firefighter retires

Oct. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WAMPEE, S.C. (AP) — James Hodge says he’s getting more sleep nowadays, even though he’s usually out of his house by 5:30 a.m. The school bus driver sleeps uninterrupted now, but for 40 years he was woken up in the middle of the night by a series of loud beeps. Within minutes he’d be at...

LSU quarterback TJ Finley (11) throws against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

LSU freshman Finley thrives, Tigers stop So. Carolina, 52-24

Oct. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman TJ Finley was a picture of poise and decisiveness, unfazed by the prospect of making his college debut or anything South Carolina's defense tried to do. Finley passed for 265 yards and two touchdowns, Trey Palmer scored on a 93-yard, sideline-to-sideline kickoff return...

Woman, daughter who died from virus changed lives

Oct. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours after her only child, Demi, died from COVID-19 on Sept. 7, Shirley Bannister entered a walk-in medical clinic for a test and learned she contracted the virus. Shirley would die 20 days later from the infection that claimed her daughter and more than 3,400 other South...

No. 25 Coastal Carolina beats Georgia Southern 28-14

Oct. 24, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Backup quarterback Fred Payton three three touchdown passes and No. 25 Coastal Carolina won its first game as a ranked team with a 28-14 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday. The Chanticleers (5-0, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) played without starting passer Grayson McCall, who had an...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21

Oct. 24, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence has seen plenty of tight games against Syracuse. He's also seen the top-ranked Tigers come out on top most every time. It happened again Saturday as No. 1 Clemson used a late boost to pull away to a 47-21 victory after Syracuse drew within a score at 27-21. ...

Clean water fund set up after South Carolina gas spill suit

Oct. 24, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county will benefit from $1.5 million secured by environmental groups in a lawsuit over one of the largest gas pipeline spills in state history. The Southern Environmental Law Center announced the settlement Friday, the Greenville News reported. The money is...

Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall (10) looks to pass during the first half of an NCAA football game against Louisiana-Lafayette in Lafayette, La., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Kieu)

No. 25 Coastal Carolina minus injured starting QB McCall

Oct. 24, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — No. 25 Coastal Carolina will play its first game as a ranked team without starting quarterback Grayson McCall. The team said the freshman would miss the game with Gerogia Southern on Saturday because of an upper body injury. Backup and former starter Fred Payton will open at...