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Rare albino alligator dies at South Carolina Aquarium

Jul. 19, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An extremely rare albino alligator that lived at the South Carolina Aquarium has died. The aquarium posted on its Facebook page that the 22-year-old alligator named Alabaster had passed away Friday morning. He had lived at the aquarium in Charleston since 2009. South Carolina...

Ex-Tar Heel Woods comfortable back home at South Carolina

Jul. 19, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Seventh Woods can't take a few steps around town these days without someone telling him it is good he came home. The former North Carolina player is happy with his latest choice, too. "It's been great," Woods said Friday. "Family's here, friends here. I've been...

Home under construction collapses, 2 workers killed

Jul. 18, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

SUNSET, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina home under construction has collapsed during a thunderstorm, killing two construction workers. Pickens County Emergency Management Deputy Director Pierce Womack said two other workers were hurt in the collapse around 2 p.m. Thursday on the home on Lake...

Ex-South Carolina police chief jailed over failed drug tests

Jul. 18, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former police chief in South Carolina has been arrested and jailed after repeatedly failing drug tests that showed methamphetamine in his system. The State reports former Columbia police Chief Randy Scott was arrested Wednesday. This is Scott's fourth arrest in less than a year....

The Latest: Muschamp says this is his best Gamecocks team

Jul. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Will Muschamp believes this will be his best South Carolina team. If so, the Gamecocks might be able to reverse a trend of futility against ranked teams. Muschamp is 1-10 against Top 25 opponents with the Gamecocks over the past...

Sanford mulls 2020 bid, but observers question his motives

Jul. 17, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, floated the possibility on Tuesday that he would mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. His motivations were immediately greeted with skepticism from some...

In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges

Jul. 16, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No votes have been cast in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, but the winnowing has begun. A distinct top tier of candidates is breaking away from the pack in early polling and fundraising, building distance between themselves and the rest of the bloated field. Although the...

Clemson needs to fill major holes on defensive line

Jul. 16, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hears so many questions about the Tigers' defensive losses that he has lost count. He heard it again Tuesday — probably not for the last time. This time it came from one of those impact players no longer on the roster. Former Tiger Albert Huggins...

O'Rourke's fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign

Jul. 16, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field. But four months into his campaign, other — previously unknown — candidates...

GOP won't fully rebuke Trump attacks on women lawmakers

Jul. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans found themselves unwilling Monday to swiftly and unequivocally rebuke President Donald Trump's attack on progressive women of color in Congress, almost ensuring no real fallout from his party in Congress. Some Republicans spoke up against Trump's suggestion that the women...