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South Carolina's Republican primary: What to watch as Haley tries to upset Trump in her home state

Feb. 22, 2024 00:04 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley 's best-case scenario for her home state's Republican primary might be to do well enough to make the March 5 Super Tuesday slate somewhat competitive against Donald Trump. An upset in South Carolina, though, is a longshot in a state where...

Sumler puts up 19, Charleston Southern takes down South Carolina Upstate 63-60

Feb. 21, 2024 22:03 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A'lahn Sumler scored 19 points to help Charleston Southern defeat South Carolina Upstate 63-60 on Wednesday night. Nick Alves made two free throws with 3:04 remaining in the second half for a six-point lead, but South Carolina Upstate did not score again....

Lara Trump says she thinks GOP voters would like to see RNC pay Donald Trump's legal fees

Feb. 21, 2024 20:12 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump's daughter-in-law and handpicked choice to help lead the Republican National Committee said she thinks Republican voters would support having the political organization pay the former president's ballooning legal fees. Lara Trump said...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary

Feb. 21, 2024 11:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Nikki Haley will face off Saturday in South Carolina’s first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary, the first head-to-head matchup for the last two remaining major candidates since the New Hampshire primary a month ago. The contest takes...

Barnett leads Presbyterian against Winthrop after 22-point game

Feb. 21, 2024 04:02 AM EST

Presbyterian Blue Hose (12-16, 4-9 Big South) at Winthrop Eagles (16-11, 7-5 Big South) Rock Hill, South Carolina; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Eagles -9; over/under is 145 BOTTOM LINE: Presbyterian plays the Winthrop Eagles after...

Donald Trump again compares his criminal indictments to imprisonment and death of Putin's top rival

Feb. 20, 2024 23:04 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on comparing his criminal indictments to the circumstances of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the top political opponent of Russia’s autocratic leader Vladimir Putin who died in a remote arctic prison after being jailed by the Kremlin...

Nikki Haley hasn't yet won a GOP contest. But she's vowing to keep fighting Donald Trump

Feb. 20, 2024 22:49 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — There are no wins on the horizon for Nikki Haley. Those close to the former United Nations ambassador, the last major Republican candidate standing in Donald Trump's path to the GOP's 2024 presidential nomination, are privately bracing for a blowout loss in...

Early voting in Ohio's March 19 primary begins Wednesday; registration closing Tuesday

Feb. 20, 2024 15:45 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some county election boards in Ohio are remaining open late Tuesday, the final day to register for the March 19 primary. Early voting begins Wednesday. Ohioans are choosing party nominees for president, U.S. Senate, state Legislature, Ohio Supreme Court and...

South Carolina's Elliott says downsizing was for family reasons, not changes in college football

Feb. 20, 2024 13:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Newly hired South Carolina assistant Shawn Elliott did not leave his job as Georgia State's head coach because of challenges with NIL, retaining players or other changes in college football. His reasons were a lot closer to home. For all of his seven seasons...

First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing

Feb. 20, 2024 13:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman and then fled to New York. The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that in August 2019, Daqua...