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Today in History: July 10, the Battle of Britain begins in World War II

Jul. 10, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2024. There are 174 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the German Luftwaffe launched attacks on...

Highlights from Supreme Court term: Rulings on Trump, regulation, abortion, guns and homelessness

Jul. 02, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ended its term by ruling for the first time that former presidents have broad immunity from prosecution, a decision that almost certainly means Donald Trump won't stand trial before the November election. That closely watched ruling, which drew sharp dissent...

Tim Scott has benefited from mentors along the way. He's hoping for another helping hand

Jul. 01, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When Tim Scott was a teenager, a Chick-fil-A manager named John Moniz offered him a sandwich, a job, and four years of indispensable mentoring about how to be a businessman and a citizen. Later, after that helping hand put Scott on a path that eventually led him into...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 28, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

Times and Democrat. June 25, 2024. Editorial: Runoffs not perfect but keep them Voters return to the polls Tuesday for runoffs two weeks after the June primaries. Unlike in a general election in which the candidate with the most votes wins, a primary...

South Carolina General Assembly ends 2024 session with goodbyes and a flurry of bills

Jun. 26, 2024 22:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly met for what is expected to be the final day of the 2024 session Wednesday, taking up a flurry of bills and giving several lawmakers a chance to say goodbye. Legislators sent to the governor's desk a bill changing the way...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in South Carolina's state primaries

Jun. 07, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal and state lawmakers in South Carolina will go before voters on Tuesday in primary elections, where the latest skirmish in an ongoing feud involving a former Republican U.S. House Speaker will play out. Voters will decide nearly 90 contested primaries for...

South Carolina is trading its all-male Supreme Court for an all-white one

Jun. 05, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is trading its all-male state Supreme court for an all-white one. The General Assembly, which picks almost all state judges, voted 152-0 to elevate Court of Appeals Judge Letitia Verdin to the high court Wednesday. The white woman will take the...

US Supreme Court sends Arkansas redistricting case back to judges after South Carolina ruling

Jun. 03, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

The Supreme Court on Monday sent a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' 2021 U.S. House map back to a three-judge panel, ordering it to review the suit in light of the high court's decision against similar claims of bias in a redistricting case from South Carolina. The ruling is a setback...

South Carolina's Supreme Court will soon have no Black justices

May. 29, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the first time in nearly two decades, South Carolina’s Supreme Court will be entirely white. Diversity on the bench is a big topic in a state where African Americans and Hispanics make up a third of the population. The General Assembly selects the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 24, 2024 00:51 AM EDT

Post and Courier. May 21, 2024. Editorial: SC Legislature can slow growth of electricity-guzzling data centers. It should. The central focus of the legislative debate over how to meet South Carolina’s growing electricity needs was a massive bill that was rushed...