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South Carolina lawmakers consider near total abortion ban

Aug. 16, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small group of South Carolina lawmakers have given their approval to a near total abortion ban that does not include exceptions for pregnancies' caused by rape or incest. The 3-1 vote Tuesday — all Republicans for it and the lone Democrat against — sets...

Biden to sign massive climate and health care legislation

Aug. 16, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden will sign Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters less than three months...

Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild' symptoms

Aug. 16, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms,” the White House announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden continues to test negative after recently recovering from the virus but will wear a mask indoors for 10 days as a...

South Carolina seeks step forward in Beamer's second season

Aug. 16, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer is looking for more out of his program heading into his second season after a debut few saw coming. The Gamecocks were considered one of the Southeastern Conference's weakest teams when Beamer took over for Will Muschamp in...

White House: First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild' symptoms, weeks after president's recovery

Aug. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EDT
KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina (AP) — White House: First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild' symptoms, weeks after president's recovery.

Alligator kills SC woman in 2nd deadly attack of summer

Aug. 15, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A woman in South Carolina was killed by an alligator Monday — the second such attack this year, authorities said. The woman's body was discovered at the edge of the water near a pond in a gated community in the town of Bluffton by a resident, who told...

No. 4 Clemson DE Thomas injures foot, out up to 6 weeks

Aug. 15, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting defensive end Xavier Thomas will miss up to six weeks with a foot injury suffered over the weekend. Defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin said Monday that Thomas, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound fifth-year lineman, will need surgery. Thomas...

Greenwood group home celebrates 130 years helping children

Aug. 14, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — There are decades of memories on the “hallowed ground” of Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries. Thirteen decades, to be exact. Connie Maxwell hosted staff, alumni and others in the community for its annual picnic Aug. 4, made extra...

Florida woman's dog lost in SC crash found weeks later

Aug. 13, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) — On July 17, a tiny dog from Florida named “Goofuss” ran from a car that had been involved in a crash on Interstate 77 in rural Chester County in South Carolina. There were tears. There were searches. There were Facebook posts. And there were good people...

SC Democrats sue to keep Labor Party candidates off ballot

Aug. 12, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Democratic Party is suing to keep Labor Party candidates for governor and U.S. House off this year's general election ballot because it said the third party missed a deadline for a nominating convention by two months. The lawsuit came after...