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An exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass., shown Tuesday, June 23, 2020, features images of Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant. Bryant was among nine people, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, killed in a helicopter crash in January of 2020, in California. The museum is scheduled to reopen in the beginning of July 2020 after a renovation.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Latest: Alabama veterans preach caution to teammates

Aug. 14, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Alabama running back Najee Harris is hoping he and his teammates can deal with 12 weeks “of just really trying to be safe.” The Crimson Tide star and other veterans have preached caution to teammates while also...

Man who 'ambushed' deputies shot self; K-9 also dies

Aug. 14, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A man who South Carolina deputies allege “ambushed” them this week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head during the incident, the county coroner confirmed Thursday. Earlier this week, Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride told news outlets the deputies were...

S. Carolina AG asks court to rule on monument protection law

Aug. 14, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has asked the state’s Supreme Court to determine whether the state’s monument protection law is constitutional. Wilson’s letter Thursday calls on the court to weigh in a lawsuit filed by the widow of state Sen. Clementa...

Suits: Teens sexually assaulted, beaten at juvenile center

Aug. 13, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina lawsuits allege that four teenage girls were sexually assaulted and another beaten at a state juvenile facility last December. The alleged incidents occurred during a Dec. 15 riot at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice evaluation center in Columbia,...

Rock Hill School Board member Terry Hutchinson gets his temperature checked before a meeting in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Like school boards across the nation, Rock Hill's board has had to answer the simple question when do children return to school with no easy or guaranteed safe answer.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

'Impossible': School boards are at heart of reopening debate

Aug. 13, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Helena Miller listened to teachers, terrified to reenter classrooms, and parents, exhausted from trying to make virtual learning work at home. She heard from school officials who spent hundreds of hours on thousands of details — buses, classrooms, football, arts, special...

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, left, looks on as state epidemiologist Linda Bell, right, speaks during a COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in West Columbia, S.C. As of Monday, McMaster says all businesses will be allowed to be open, as long as they adhere to social distancing and capacity limits. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

SC doc overseeing pandemic response: Data shows masks work

Aug. 12, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top medical official overseeing the response to the coronavirus pandemic says new data shows mask ordinances are helping stem the spread of the illness. “We will be in a much better position in four to six weeks if South Carolinians practice physical...

Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading

The Latest: Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

Aug. 12, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the other was...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va.  Justice says two people have died from a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home. The deaths at the Princeton Health Care Center happened as Justice expressed concerns Wednesday, July 29,  about a bump in virus cases along the state’s southern and western borders. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

WVa nursing home visits stopped as virus cases, deaths surge

Aug. 12, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday halted nursing home visits as both confirmed cases and deaths from the new coronavirus continue to surge. Justice said at a news conference that there are virus outbreaks currently at 28 nursing homes statewide. “Our nursing home...

Authorities: Inmate used cellphone to order violent crimes

Aug. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate imprisoned on armed robbery and burglary charges used a cellphone to order violent crimes on multiple people from inside prison and now faces new charges, authorities said Tuesday. Harvester Jackson, incarcerated at Kirkland Correctional Institution in...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 12, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Aug. 11 The Index-Journal on food trucks: If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it has taught us that getting a bite to eat isn’t what it used to be. Grab ’n’ go, curbside pickup has paved the way of the future, and owners of...