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Former FBI director James Comey testifies via videoconference during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, to examine the FBI

GOP lawmakers grill Comey on leadership of Russia probe

Sep. 30, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged hearing that focused attention on problems with the probe that have become a rallying cry for President Donald Trump's...

A worker holds stickers at a polling place for the South Carolina primary election, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Changing absentee rules leave South Carolina voters confused

Sep. 29, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A flurry of federal court rulings this month over whether South Carolinians need witnesses to sign their mail-in ballots this November has left many confused and frustrated as voting registration deadlines approach, with absentee voting beginning in less than a week. The rulings stem...

Tennessee's Will Brooks (35) and Deandre Johnson (13) converge on South Carolina quarterback Collin Hill (15) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Johnson helping No. 21 Tennessee answer pass rush question

Sep. 29, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

Senior linebacker Deandre Johnson is helping answer the questions about who would replace Darrell Taylor for No. 21 Tennessee. Johnson had a career-high 2 1/2 sacks, a career-high six tackles and a forced fumble helping Tennessee open the season beating South Carolina 31-27 for the Vols' first win in Columbia...

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) throws a touchdown pass during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against South Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 16 Tennessee wins seventh straight 31-27 over Gamecocks

Sep. 27, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano expected a difficult time at South Carolina. He also expected the 16th-ranked Vols to come out on top, no matter how hard things got. The Vols squandered a two-touchdown lead in the second half and held on to defeat the Gamecocks 31-27 for...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano looks for a receiver during an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Knoxville, Tenn. Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much having the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons can help a quarterback. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

No. 16 Tennessee looks for seventh straight win in opener

Sep. 24, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

No. 16 Tennessee at South Carolina, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network). Line: Tennessee by 3 1/2. Series record: Tennessee leads 26-10-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Tennessee fans have plenty of enthusiasm that third-year coach Jeremy Pruitt has the Vols pointed back in their championship direction. A victory...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to meet with reporters following a Republican strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Republican efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are likely to move swiftly this week, with President Donald Trump possibly nominating a replacement within days and GOP senators hoping to jump-start the confirmation process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Politics mixes with law as Trump closes in on court pick

Sep. 24, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is infusing deliberations over his coming nomination of a new Supreme Court justice with political meaning as he aims to maximize the benefit before Nov. 3 and even secure an electoral backstop should the result be contested. Even before Justice Ruth Bader...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to meet with reporters following a Republican strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Republican efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are likely to move swiftly this week, with President Donald Trump possibly nominating a replacement within days and GOP senators hoping to jump-start the confirmation process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight

Sep. 23, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters. But Senate Republicans are with the voters on that. Despite Democratic cries of hypocrisy, they're hoping the battle over replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg will help them keep...

Principal Susan Stevens talks to the media during a demonstration of a socially-distanced classroom at A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering Monday, July 20, 2020, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

S Carolina teachers stay home to advocate for pay, safety

Sep. 23, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for safer classrooms amid the pandemic as well as an annual small raise that was frozen after the economy crashed because of the virus. Unlike May 2019, when SC for Ed brought 10,000 people to the Statehouse for a...

Poet Nikky Finney wins $100,000 lifetime achievement prize

Sep. 23, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikky Finney has won the Wallace Stevens Award, a $100,000 lifetime achievement honor presented by the Academy of American Poets. Judges praised Finney, known for such collections as “Head Off & Split” and “Rice,” for her “fierce moral...