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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Sergei Zubov, Hayley Wickenheiser, Jim Rutherford, Vaclav Nedomansky and Guy Carbonneau flip pucks in the air during a ceremony in Toronto. The Hockey Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction because of the pandemic. The ceremony was to have taken place Nov. 16 in Toronto.
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The Latest: Asian Beach Games postponed

Aug. 10, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ he Olympic Council of Asia has postponed the sixth Asian Beach Games in China to April 2-10 next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The games were initially scheduled to be staged in Sanya, China, from Nov. 28-Dec. 6. The...

Police: Fleeing suspect stole SUV with 2 kids inside

Aug. 10, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A shoplifting suspect claimed to be high on methamphetmine when he stole an SUV with two small children inside, authorities in South Carolina said Monday. The Post and Courier reports that the suspect was caught after leading police on a chase in North Charleston. Police...

South Carolina Ports' new terminal on track to open in March

Aug. 9, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The first phase of a new terminal at the South Carolina Ports is on schedule to open in March, officials said. Port officials said in a statement that concrete has been poured for the wharf. Buildings and booths for trucks are being finished. And, helicopters are helping run power...

Charleston police scanners go silent from public listening

Aug. 8, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in the Charleston area have switched to new radio channels that effectively shield most of their communications from the ears of the public. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Charleston Police Department and other agencies in one of South Carolina's...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 5, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Aug. 2 The Times and Democrat on the sales tax holiday: South Carolina’s sales tax holiday from Aug. 7-9 takes on a different dynamic amid the coronavirus. The ongoing pandemic has reduced consumer spending and left many businesses struggling. Schools...

Sheriff: Deputy kills man after he wouldn't drop gun

Aug. 5, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A deputy in South Carolina investigating a 911 call about a man threatening a woman with a knife shot and killed the man after he grabbed a gun, authorities said. The Charleston County deputy and the woman being threatened were both not hurt during the incident Tuesday evening,...

Terry Crabtree finishes boarding up the entrance to Downeast Marine in Otway, N.C. as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

Shops closed, beaches deserted as Isaias nears the Carolinas

Aug. 3, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Coastal shops and restaurants closed early, power began to flicker at oceanfront hotels and even the most adventurous of beachgoers abandoned the sand Monday night as newly restrengthened Hurricane Isaias sped toward the Carolinas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 29, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ July 28 The Post and Courier on affordable housing: It’s no surprise that a recent survey found widespread agreement that the Charleston region has a serious lack of affordable housing. Anyone who looked to buy or rent in recent years can tell you...

Reward offered for information in 2016 SC cold case

Jul. 28, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Another $3,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in a 2016 cold case in South Carolina. Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry and the Charleston Police Department are asking the public for help with a homicide that happened early July 2, 2016, WCBD-TV reported. ...