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Shane Beamer excited for first camp as Gamecocks head coach

Aug. 05, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Shane Beamer has a lot of eyes on him as he opens his first fall camp as South Carolina's football coach — including a few in his own family. Beamer had gone to South Carolina's coast for a couple of days of rest and family fun before camp's...

Man found guilty of murder in shooting of Tennessee deputy

Aug. 05, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a man of first-degree premeditated murder for fatally shooting a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy in 2018 before setting fire to his patrol car with his body inside. Jurors found Steven Wiggins guilty of 10 charges in the...

Pennsylvania to start housing unvaccinated inmates together

Aug. 05, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania prison system announced Thursday it is stopping in-person visits for the thousands of inmates who are not vaccinated against COVID-19. The Corrections Department also said it will begin housing unvaccinated inmates together next...

Yola embraces wide musical range on empowering new record

Aug. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — British-born singer Yola broke through in 2019 with her critically acclaimed solo record “Walk Through Fire” that earned her four Grammy nominations after decades working as a singer and songwriter. But the album that earned her praise from...

Maine CDC investigating 4 cases of Legionnaires’ disease

Aug. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control is trying to determine if four cases of Legionnaires’ disease are connected in the Bangor area, officials said Thursday. The Maine CDC alerted health care providers after learning of four cases in which...

Joplin: City computer shutdown was ransomware attack

Aug. 05, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The insurer for Joplin paid $320,00 to an unknown person after a ransomware attack shut down the city’s government’s computer system last month, Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards said Thursday. The money was paid to keep any sensitive information...

Georgia man sentenced in fake autograph scheme in Alabama

Aug. 05, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia man who created websites to sell memorabilia bearing fake autographs was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to federal charges in Alabama, prosecutors said. Douglas Duren, 38, of Atlanta pleaded...

Bill going to Cooper requires parents to OK kid's COVID shot

Aug. 05, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill requiring minors to get approval from their parents before receiving a COVID-19 shot in North Carolina was sent to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday. The measure, which cleared the state Senate unanimously earlier this week, passed on...

People fleeing Hong Kong crackdown get temporary US haven

Aug. 05, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden granted temporary refuge Thursday to people from Hong Kong amid the Chinese government's effort to crush the pro-democracy movement and tighten its control on a city once known for its freedom. Biden signed a memorandum allowing...

US Rep. Comer eyeing House chairmanship, not governorship

Aug. 05, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Rep. James Comer said Thursday that he currently has no plans to run for Kentucky governor in 2023, saying his sights are on another prize — the chairmanship of a key congressional committee. Comer lost a heartbreaking race for governor in...