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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks with Bill Mamgum, center, and Shirley Mamgum at EllaEm's Soul Food, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Warren's next challenge: Maintain post-debate momentum

Feb. 21, 2020 1:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren enters the final stretch before Saturday's Nevada Democratic caucus with a new and enviable but nonetheless critical mission: capitalizing on a standout performance during Wednesday's presidential debate. The Massachusetts senator took a leading role in blasting rival...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Cayce Department of Public Safety shows Faye Marie Swetlik, who has been missing since shortly after getting off her school bus near her South Carolina home Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. South Carolina authorities plan to release Tuesday, Feb. 18, how the 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard was killed, along with details on the death of a neighbor whose body was found moments after the child. (Cayce Department of Public Safety via AP, File)

City that prayed, searched for missing girl to say goodbye

Feb. 21, 2020 1:12 AM EST

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina community that searched, prayed and then cried gets to say goodbye Friday to a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard and was found dead three days later. The family of Faye Marie Swetlik is asking everyone to wear bright colors, especially pink and...

Whitfield leads Campbell past Charleston Southern 66-51

Feb. 20, 2020 10:24 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Whitfield came off the bench to score 16 points to spark Campbell to a 66-51 victory over Charleston Southern on Thursday night. Whitfield sank 7 of 8 shots from the floor with two 3-pointers for the Fighting Camels (14-14, 5-11 Big South Conference). Cory Gensler had...

Coastal Carolina wallop Troy, 90-60, keep tourney hope alive

Feb. 20, 2020 9:55 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tommy Burton and DeVante' Jones scored 16 points apiece as Coastal Carolina easily defeated Troy 90-60 on Thursday night. Garrick Green added 14 points, Tim Ceaser scored 11 and Malik LeGania had 10 for the Chanticleers. Jones also had eight rebounds and eight assists. Coastal Carolina...

Lawsuit: 52 people faked Uber accidents for insurance money

Feb. 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina residents deliberately caused hit-and-run accidents while in Uber rides as part of an insurance scam, a car insurance company says in a lawsuit. The lawsuit from James River Insurance says 52 people were involved in an insurance scheme that cost the company more...

South Carolina's Zia Cooke (1) shoots while defended by LSU's Faustine Aifuwa during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Boston, No. 1 Gamecocks win 20th straight 63-48 over LSU

Feb. 20, 2020 9:25 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocks as No. 1 South Carolina held off pesky LSU 63-48 on Thursday night for its 20th straight victory. South Carolina (26-1, 13-0 Southeastern Conference) seemed well on the way to doing what it's done so often this season...

Phillips leads balanced Lancers past USC Upstate 68-58

Feb. 20, 2020 9:23 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Shabooty Phillips scored 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished four assists as Longwood defeated USC Upstate 68-58 on Thursday night. Phillips' double-double was his second this season and fifth career. Jashaun Smith and Juan Munoz also scored 13 points each for Longwood...

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, center, with Rep. Jay Lucas, R-Darlington, left, and Sen. Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee, right, delivers the State of the State address at the South Carolina Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

$100M for rural roads part of $10B budget going to SC House

Feb. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's $10 billion state spending plan is on its way to the House floor after the budget writing committee made only a few changes to the governor's proposal. One chief addition the House Ways and Means approved Thursday was adding a state disaster relief fund that can be...

Police: Man arrested, accused of setting woman on fire

Feb. 20, 2020 7:28 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Policein South Carolina arrested a man accused of breaking into a woman's home, pouring a flammable liquid on her and then setting her on fire. Christopher William Crouchman, 31, was being held Thursday morning in Greenville County on an attempted murder charge, according to jail...

Court rules residents can contest cruise ship terminal plan

Feb. 20, 2020 4:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — TheSouth Carolina Supreme Court ruled that residents have the legal right to challenge the proposed construction of a new cruise ship terminal in Charleston. The ruling Wednesday sends the case back to administrative law court, news outlets reported. The State Ports Authority has...