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Booker holds back on questions about 'Empire' actor attack

Feb. 17, 2019 5:32 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidates spent Sunday courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary, their busy pace of holiday weekend campaigning demonstrating that the contest to challenge President Donald Trump is fully underway. The weeklong congressional recess for President's Day...

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

Feb. 17, 2019 4:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said Saturday night. He was 68. Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke. That's...

No. 11 South Carolina women roll past Florida 96-77

Feb. 17, 2019 4:42 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Alexis Jennings scored a season-high 22 points, Bianca Cuevas-Moore added 19 and Destanni Henderson had 18 in leading No. 11 South Carolina to a 96-77 victory over Florida on Sunday. Tyasha Harris added 11 points and 10 assists for her first double-double this season and help the...

Charleston Fire Department SUV stolen from fire station

Feb. 17, 2019 3:01 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say someone stole a Charleston Fire Department SUV from a fire station. Charleston Police say an officer in nearby Goose Creek spotted the stolen SUV minutes after it was taken around 10 a.m. Sunday and started chasing it. Police say the driver didn't stop for several...

Bill would reform electric co-ops after spending scandal

Feb. 17, 2019 12:40 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new bill at the Statehouse would allow a state watchdog agency to review South Carolina's electric cooperatives for the first time. The bill would allow the Office of Regulatory Staff to audit a co-op and let them know if they were spending their money properly and following state...

Greenville County administrator's $280K salary biggest in SC

Feb. 17, 2019 11:33 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The administrator in South Carolina's largest county gets paid nearly $100,000 more a year than the person who runs the state's second largest county. The Greenville News obtained Greenville County Administrator Joe Kernell's contract in a public records request and found he is paid...

Today in History

Feb. 17, 2019 12:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2019. There are 317 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, 1864, during the Civil War, the Union ship USS Housatonic was rammed and sunk in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, by the Confederate hand-cranked submarine HL Hunley in...

Magee propels Wofford past UNC Greensboro 80-50

Feb. 16, 2019 9:49 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Fletcher Magee sank seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points and Wofford remained unbeaten in Southern Conference play with an 80-50 romp over UNC Greensboro on Saturday night. Nathan Hoover had 13 points and Cameron Jackson added 12 points and four assists for the Terriers (23-4,...

Shuler hits key FTs as Charleston Southern upsets Radford

Feb. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dontrell Shuler — a 61 percent free-throw shooter — made both ends of a one-and-one with 17.8 seconds on the clock and Charleston Southern upended Big South Conference leader Radford 53-52 Saturday night. Shuler scored five of his eight points and had a steal in the...

Maitland carries Bethune-Cookman past SC State 98-73

Feb. 16, 2019 7:54 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Malik Maitland had 29 points, tying his career high, as Bethune-Cookman routed South Carolina State 98-73 on Saturday. Cletrell Pope added 26 points for the Wildcats. Pope also had 10 rebounds for the Wildcats. Shawntrez Davis had 13 points for Bethune-Cookman (12-14, 7-5...