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Today in History

Nov. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2021. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council. ...

Gov hopeful Cunningham would suspend South Carolina gas tax

Nov. 15, 2021 11:13 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As pandemic-related supply shortages drive gas prices to record highs across the country, a Democrat seeking to become South Carolina's next governor is suggesting a temporary halt of the state's gas tax as a way to alleviate cost burdens at the pump. ...

Hugh Leatherman, stalwart South Carolina senator, dies at 90

Nov. 12, 2021 12:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, South Carolina’s oldest and most powerful state lawmaker, died Friday at the age of 90. Leatherman died at his home in Florence, his office said, after being diagnosed with an inoperable cancer. ...

Top Republicans bullish on 2022 prospects after Virginia win

Nov. 07, 2021 23:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fresh off a strong showing in last week's elections, some of the nation's leading Republicans expressed newfound confidence this weekend that they were well positioned to retake control of Congress next year and ultimately win back the White House. ...

South Carolina Commerce chief Lightsey pledges transparency

Nov. 04, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Reflecting on his first months on the job, Commerce Secretary Harry Lightsey says his dual-tracked background in the automotive and telecommunications industries will inform his tenure leading the agency tasked with growing and maintaining South Carolina’s business...

China, Russia urge UNSC to end key sanctions on North Korea

Nov. 03, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia are urging the U.N. Security Council to end a host of sanctions against North Korea including a ban on exports of seafood and textiles, a cap on imports of refined petroleum products and a prohibition on its citizens working overseas and sending home...

Miami mayor seeks 2nd term as he raises national profile

Oct. 31, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is hoping to easily secure a second term Tuesday, with his reelection campaign showing he can raise millions as he seeks to elevate his profile at a national level. Suarez, 44, gained name recognition for launching an effort to...

In Virginia, McAuliffe brings big names, Youngkin goes solo

Oct. 29, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe has brought in the biggest names in Democratic politics to come to his aid in Virginia's hotly contested gubernatorial race: Obama, Harris, Abrams, Biden (both Joe and Jill). Republican Glenn Youngkin, meanwhile, is campaigning...

Ex-UN Ambassador Haley gets lifetime Clemson board post

Oct. 12, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

As she ponders her next political steps, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted a lifetime appointment to the Board of Trustees of Clemson University, her alma mater. The appointment was announced Tuesday by the university, from which...

Haley, Scott, Rubio advising group pushing for GOP diversity

Oct. 07, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

A group intent on expanding Republican power over state-level offices is rolling out a national effort to diversify and grow the GOP, led by an advisory council featuring several potential future presidential contenders. The Republican State Leadership Committee launched...