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Bloomberg wins key SC endorsement ahead of possible 2020 bid

Nov. 18, 2019 11:15 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before he’s officially a presidential candidate, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is picking up a key endorsement in South Carolina. Steve Benjamin, the mayor of Columbia, told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s ready to back the billionaire if he decides to...

2nd Upstate South Carolina county reports attacks on horses

Nov. 18, 2019 10:45 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in another Upstate South Carolina county is reporting someone is attacking horses. Greenville County deputies said they are investigating a horse who was stabbed or cut several times and found bleeding heavily on Oct. 31. Authorities say two weeks later, another horse...

DNA links man to kidnapping, assault of S Carolina jogger

Nov. 18, 2019 7:35 AM EST

CHERAW, S.C. (AP) — DNA has led to an arrest in the case of a South Carolina jogger who was assaulted and choked while running in September. News outlets report 32-year-old Eric Demond Davis was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping. A statement by Cheraw police says physical...

Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Nov. 18, 2019 7:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick roiled the race last week by launching a surprise bid. New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to...

South Carolina sees record number of sea turtle hatchlings

Nov. 18, 2019 6:52 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina says more than half a million loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings have made it to the sea during a record-breaking year, despite losses during Hurricane Dorian. The Post and Courier reports that preliminary data from the state Natural Resources Department counts about...

2020 hopeful Harris focuses on black women in South Carolina

Nov. 18, 2019 6:04 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kamala Harris is framing an upcoming campaign swing through early voting South Carolina around the voting demographic most sought after in the state’s Democratic primary: black women. On Saturday, Harris’ campaign is teaming up with black female organizers and volunteers...

‘Angel Shot’ program a safe escape for students at bars

Nov. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — "One Angel Shot, please." The simple order, available at any late night downtown Clemson bar, is a simple solution to combat sexual violence and assault in the university's entertainment district. An "Angel Shot" is not an actual drink. It is a code word that signals a bartender or...

Tyson’s 20 lead Clemson to 87-65 win over Detroit Mercy

Nov. 17, 2019 7:10 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — There’s a simple path for Hunter Tyson to get more playing time at Clemson: defend hard and shoot well like he did against Detroit Mercy. The 6-foot-8 Tyson had a career-high 20 points off five 3-pointers to lead the Tigers to their third straight victory, 87-65, over the Titans...

No. 6 Gamecocks’ hot start leads to 92-50 App State blowout

Nov. 17, 2019 5:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows there’s a different, more intense feel at practice — and that’s showing in game after game this fall. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had a season-high 21 points and No. 6 South Carolina used a huge first quarter to roll past...

Lawyer for mother denies teen died being denied medical care

Nov. 17, 2019 1:27 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother killed her 16-year-old daughter by withholding medical care to her during her life, Orangeburg County deputies said. But a lawyer for Kynika Green says the woman’s daughter had serious medical problems, wasn’t expected to live past age 1 and an...