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APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

Jun. 21, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A senior Trump administration official says about 500 of the more than 2,000 children separated from...

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

Jun. 21, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump's running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never...

Bullet removed from wounded man helps in murder conviction

Jun. 21, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in South Carolina say a bullet in a wounded security guard shifted enough after a year to be safely removed, and it helped lead to a murder conviction in a related shooting. Authorities say 25-year-old Andre Crawford was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday for...

Woman charged with murder after victim found dead in car

Jun. 21, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina woman has been charged with murder in the death of another woman found dead inside her car at an intersection. Kershaw County Chief Deputy Jack Rushing said deputies matched the bullet that killed Brenda Coates on Sunday with a gun found in the suspect's...

Empty tour bus driver killed after hitting truck on I-20

Jun. 21, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of an empty tour bus has died after rear-ending a flatbed truck carrying a tank in stopped traffic on a South Carolina interstate. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said 73-year-old William White of Rock Hill was ejected from the bus in the crash Thursday...

At Mexico border, US mayors say humanitarian crisis persists

Jun. 21, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Mayors of major U.S. cities who gathered Thursday at a holding facility for immigrant children at Texas' border with Mexico said President Trump has failed to address a humanitarian crisis of his own making with an executive order to halt the separation of minors as families are...

Primary runoff: South Carolina governor returns to his roots

Jun. 21, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In 1984, after a lackluster debate performance, President Ronald Reagan's advisers said he'd been "brutalized" by a laborious briefing process that swamped the candidate with facts and figures. Thereafter they determined to "let Ronald Reagan be Ronald Reagan," and in the next debate,...

Clemson's Swinney not worried despite several QB transfers

Jun. 21, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is not concerned about his quarterback spot, even though the once-loaded depth at the position has been cut in half. When the Tigers ended last season, the Atlantic Coast Conference champions appeared more than set behind center with Kelly Bryant returning as...

Man shot in South Carolina after going to girlfriend's home

Jun. 21, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A man has died after he was shot after he returned to his former girlfriend's home in South Carolina. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown told news outlets that 37-year-old Roger Andre Anderson went to his ex-girlfriend's home Tuesday night. McCown says Anderson was asked to...

Trump stresses support for SC governor

Jun. 21, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stressing his support for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who is competing in a runoff election for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Trump, who will appear in Columbia Monday for McMaster, tweets Thursday: "Henry worked so hard & was so loyal to me that...