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McMaster now the oldest governor South Carolina has ever had

Feb. 16, 2020 12:13 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is now the oldest person to ever hold that office. McMaster turned 72 years and 262 days old on Thursday, one day older than James Byrnes when he left office in January 1955. “I’m glad to be living” the Republican governor told...

Firefighter to climb Seattle skyscraper for cancer research

Feb. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Cancer doesn’t stop, but neither does Nathan Richard. The longtime Thibodaux volunteer firefighter and award-winning chef is gearing up to join 2,000 fellow firefighters from around the world March 8 to climb Seattle’s tallest skyscraper to raise money for blood-related...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020 file photo, migrants line up behind an Honduran flag at the border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala. The European Union said on Thursday, Feb. 13, that it's donating 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help refugees in Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras find living-wage jobs and better integrate into society. The announcement in Mexico City on Thursday came as the number of asylum seekers in Mexico in particular has skyrocketed. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

EU, others work on refugee job development in Latin America

Feb. 13, 2020 6:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The European Union says it is donating 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help refugees in Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras find living-wage jobs and better integrate into society. The announcement in Mexico City on Thursday came as the number of asylum seekers in Mexico in particular...

El comisionado de Grandes Ligas Rob Manfred durante una conferencia de prensa el jueves 6 de febrero de 2020, en Orlando. (AP Foto/John Raoux)

MLB, MLBPA make 2nd $1M donation to Negro Leagues Museum

Feb. 13, 2020 5:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by joining with the Major League Baseball Players Association to announce their second joint $1 million donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, "It commemorates baseball...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp looks on as McEarchern High School senior Stephany Ahanonu demonstrates screen printing in a graphic arts classroom Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the high school in Powder Springs, Ga. Kemp visited the school to call on teachers and other to support his proposal for an additional $2,000 teacher pay raise in the state budget year beginning July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

At 1 school, Georgia governor wins teacher pay raise support

Feb. 13, 2020 2:48 PM EST

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's governor is calling on educators and others to help him push lawmakers for a further $2,000 pay raise. “We ask that you join us as we continue to work to prioritize education, invest in our teachers, and put students — not the status quo —first,"...

In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 photo, guest pose with a new logo for Livestrong at an event in Austin, Texas. The Livestrong cancer charity is on a mission to reinvent itself. It has survived a dramatic fall in contributions and donations since founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Charity founded by disgraced cyclist announces relaunch plan

Feb. 11, 2020 2:07 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The cancer charity whose yellow wristbands became a global brand under founder Lance Armstrong is seeking to reinvent itself, years after donations and revenues crashed along with the disgraced cyclist's career. Armstrong was nowhere to be seen earlier this month during Livestrong's...

Relatives of teens slain in 2017 plan memorial food drive

Feb. 10, 2020 7:59 AM EST

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Relatives of two teenage girls slain in northern Indiana in 2017 are holding a food drive and a pet supply donation drive to mark the three-year anniversary of their unsolved slayings. The donation drive will be held Thursday evening at Delphi United Methodist Church, according to the...

Kentucky history buff: From volunteer to executive director

Feb. 9, 2020 10:00 AM EST

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — History buff Sherry Wesley retired from her job as a social worker on a Friday in June 2006. The following Monday she walked through the doors of the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center at 200 W. Water St. in Glasgow to volunteer her time to help in any way she can. She had no prior...

After a year, Punkin Chunkin begs Delmarva to bring it home

Feb. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It sounds like someone's homesick. A year after moving the World Championship Punkin Chunkin from Delaware to Illinois, event organizers have made a plea to their fans here: "Bring us home." That's their wistful message as they plot for 2020. "The biggest thing is to create the...

Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin shouts instructions at his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the game 83-79.(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Pinson leads Missouri to 83-79 win over Arkansas in OT

Feb. 8, 2020 9:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Plan A for Xavier Pinson was to drive the ball to the basket. That was the only plan Pinson needed as he scored a career-high 24 points to lead Missouri to an 83-79 overtime victory over Arkansas on Saturday. “If they stopped it, I guess I would have tried Plan B,” he...