• Christopher Columbus June 12, 2020 7:42 pm

    1st City in US Named for Columbus Puts His Statue in Storage

    The first city in the United States named for Christopher Columbus has removed a statue of the explorer and placed it in storage for safekeeping after it was vandalized several times in a week. Workers in Columbia, South Carolina, dismembered the statue early Friday, and by mid-morning only the feet were attached to the pedestal at Riverfront Park. The statue…

  • Donald Trump October 26, 2019 8:54 pm

    Harris Speaks at Criminal Justice Candidate Forum After Organizers Nixed

    A criminal justice forum planned for Democratic presidential hopefuls in South Carolina has been reconfigured after Kamala Harris withdrew from the event, citing a lack of access for students at the historically black college in Columbia where it’s being held. The city’s mayor, Steve Benjamin, tells The Associated Press he’s worked with Benedict College officials to coordinate what’s being called...

  • Donald Trump October 25, 2019 9:01 pm

    Trump Taking Victory Lap on Criminal Justice Reform

    When President Donald Trump talks about how his policies are helping African Americans, he almost always mentions a new law that has allowed thousands of non-violent offenders to gain early release from federal prison. He made the pitch again Friday at a criminal justice conference in South Carolina. And then he sought common ground with African Americans by saying he...

  • Donald Trump October 25, 2019 7:21 pm

    Porch Pirates Target Hulk Hogan's Home

  • Columbia September 27, 2019 11:42 pm

    Cause of Lawrence Gas Leak Identified After Hundreds Evacuated

    The major gas leak that caused evacuations in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Friday was started when city contractors checking water valves “inadvertently closed a gas valve” officials said Friday evening. The leak caused hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes and two schools early in the morning, just over one year after the area was rocked by gas explosions...

  • North Florida October 25, 2019 8:27 pm

    Florida Therapy Horses Killed in Attack

  • social media August 26, 2019 9:48 pm

    Gas Explosion Rocks Howard County Building

    A gas explosion was responsible for the likely destruction of a Howard County office building on Sunday morning, fire and EMS officials say.

  • India July 27, 2019 4:54 am

    AP Source: Jay-Z Pulls Out of Woodstock 50 Performance

    Jay-Z’s got 99 problems but Woodstock isn’t one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take place.

  • Mayor June 22, 2019 9:09 am

    Dems' Presidential Field Takes Spotlight at South Carolina's ‘World Famous Fish Fry'

    The fish fry is a highlight of a big political weekend in South Carolina. Candidates also attended the state party’s annual fundraising gala Friday evening ahead of the Clyburn party. The state party convention and a Planned Parenthood forum on abortion rights follow on Saturday. For South Carolina Democrats, it’s the culmination of several decades of work raising the state’s...

  • Mayor June 22, 2019 9:09 am

    Dems' Presidential Field Takes Spotlight at South Carolina's ‘World Famous Fish Fry'

    The fish fry is a highlight of a big political weekend in South Carolina. Candidates also attended the state party’s annual fundraising gala Friday evening ahead of the Clyburn party. The state party convention and a Planned Parenthood forum on abortion rights follow on Saturday. For South Carolina Democrats, it’s the culmination of several decades of work raising the state’s...

  • New Jersey June 20, 2019 8:26 pm

    Storms Bring Tornadoes, Floods, Power Outages Across the US

    Storms were blamed for two deaths and left hundreds of thousands of people without power across the southern United States, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along a line from Texas to Alabama overnight and into Thursday morning, the national Storm Prediction Center reported. Similar damage continued later in the day in parts of...

  • lawyer June 6, 2019 5:32 pm

    Mercy or Death? Jury Takes Up Dad's Fate for Killing 5 Kids

    A South Carolina father convicted of killing his five young children should die for the murders because he made them suffer in a carefully thought out plan to avoid prison, prosecutors said Thursday. But a lawyer for Timothy Jones Jr. asked the same jurors who convicted him two days earlier to have mercy and choose life in prison without parole...

  • teacher April 19, 2019 7:06 pm

    Officials: South Carolina School Girl Died of Natural Causes

    South Carolina authorities said Friday that the death of a fifth grade girl at school last month was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student, which they described as lasting only seconds. But the family of the girl disagreed, saying she was repeatedly antagonized by the other student. Solicitor Duffie Stone said at a press conference...

  • Congress April 15, 2019 8:30 pm

    Emancipation Proclamation on Display at National Archives

    The Emancipation Proclamation is viewable for its annual display at the National Archives Museum through Tuesday, April 16 in honor of Washington, D.C.’s Emancipation Day.

  • judge April 7, 2019 5:13 pm

    Slaying Puts Focus on Ride-Hailing Safety, Fake Drivers

    Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then opens the door and waits for the driver to say her name before getting in. Even then, she devises a backup plan in case she feels uncomfortable. “How could I get out?...

  • Mexico April 5, 2019 2:54 am

    Families of Undocumented Workers Seek Answers After Raid in Allen

    A day after federal agents detained 284 undocumented workers at a North Texas tech company, the families of those workers began searching for answers about what to do next.

  • Governor April 3, 2019 12:08 am

    Father Vows Safety Push After Daughter's Ride Share Death

    The man accused of killing a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had turned on the child locks in his backseat so the doors could only be opened from the outside, police in South Carolina say. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook also said investigators found the victim’s blood in Nathaniel David Rowland’s vehicle. Rowland,...

  • teacher March 28, 2019 4:15 pm

    Few Answers After 5th Grader Dies in Elementary School Fight

    School board members and parents are looking for answers after a fifth grader died from injuries suffered in a fight at a South Carolina elementary school. Authorities released few details about the Monday fight. They say it involved two students and Raniya Wright was knocked unconscious at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro. She died in the hospital two days...

  • Donald Trump March 26, 2019 10:54 am

    Buttigieg Gains With Crowds, TV Spots and Campaign Cash

    Buttigieg, a veteran and Rhodes scholar, was the longest of long shots when he announced a presidential exploratory committee in January. No mayor has ever been elected president, much less one from a community of roughly 100,000 people in the middle of America, and Buttigieg is barely old enough to be eligible for the job. But his underdog bid is...

  • California March 26, 2019 2:47 pm

    Kamala Harris Promises Teachers a Raise If Elected President

    In the first major policy proposal of her presidential campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris of California is focused on boosting the salaries of teachers. Harris’ campaign says her plan is an unprecedented investment in teacher pay and toward programs dedicated to teacher recruitment, training and professional development. In new details released Tuesday, the Democrat’s campaign described the underpayment of teachers as...

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