District of Columbia sued for vaccinating children without parental consent

U.S. 07/16/21, 16:19

A group of parents backed by a non-governmental institution filed a lawsuit on July 12 against the District of Columbia (DC) over new legislation that authorizes officials to vaccinate children in public schools without parental consent, even if the parents have a religious objection. The city legislation, known as the "Minors' ...

2020 Democrats strongly defend abortion rights at forum

2022 Campaign 06/22/19, 15:36

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election. The event sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund — the group's political arm ...

Jury to decide if dad should die after he killed his 5 kids

U.S. 06/06/19, 00:00

Defense attorneys for a South Carolina father who killed his five children unsuccessfully argued earlier this week that he was insane when he killed them.Now they are expected to argue that Timothy Jones Jr.'s mental problems mean he shouldn't be executed for the murders of the children, ages 1 to ...

Carolina Panthers offered $120M to move practice field to SC

Sports 05/09/19, 15:48

South Carolina appears ready to offer $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina, after the state Senate overrode objections that a billionaire NFL owner didn't need public help.The Senate voted 27-15 on Thursday to exempt the ...

Court hears appeal to reinstate lawsuit in church massacre

U.S. 05/07/19, 14:05

Survivors and relatives of nine people killed in a racist attack at a South Carolina church asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to reinstate their lawsuit over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used in the 2015 shooting. A judge dismissed the lawsuit last ...

Clemson let’s go hoops assistant coach amid corruption trial

Basketball 05/03/19, 15:30

Clemson has parted ways with men's basketball assistant coach Steve Smith after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption.The video from 2017 included Smith commenting about why Clemson's football team is so successful and Dawkins telling Smith he ...

Harris calls for teacher support ahead of S. Carolina rally

Politics 04/30/19, 15:07

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is wading into a roiling debate over education in the early voting state of South Carolina, calling it imperative to give public school teachers the support they need to be effective educators. The senator from California said during a roundtable discussion in West Columbia on Tuesday ...

Uber rolls out feature urging riders to ‘check your ride’

Tech 04/18/19, 10:03

Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they're getting into the right vehicles.The development comes several weeks after a University of South Carolina student was killed after getting into a car she had mistaken for the Uber ride she hailed.Uber said Thursday it would send a push ...

Update: Hollings’ body arrives at South Carolina Capitol

U.S. 04/15/19, 09:17

The Latest on the funeral of Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings (all times local):10:15 a.m.The body of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings has arrived at the South Carolina Statehouse, where mourners are paying their respects to the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator.Friends and loved ones pay their respects during a ...

Body of Ernest ‘Fritz” Hollings lies in repose at SC Capitol

U.S. 04/15/19, 00:14

Mourners are paying their respects to Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator who died earlier this month at 97.The body of the veteran figure in South Carolina politics lies in repose Monday at the Statehouse in Columbia.One of the last of the larger-than-life ...

Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant finds new home at Missouri

Football 04/12/19, 01:12

By the end of last season, Missouri fans were enjoying quarterback Drew Lock's final days running the Tigers' offense and wondering who would take over this fall.The answer came in a Twitter post the night of Dec. 4 when Kelly Bryant announced he was transferring to Missouri. The former Clemson ...

Panthers coach visits SC capitol as incentives considered

Football 04/11/19, 13:10

South Carolina lawmakers take time to honor their sports heroes almost daily, but Thursday's welcome to the Carolina Panthers carried higher stakes: Some legislators are trying to entice the North Carolina team to move its practice facility and headquarters across state lines.Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters he enjoyed the ...

SC senator questions benefits analysis of Panthers HQ move

Football 04/10/19, 16:19

A state senator said Wednesday he still isn't convinced an economic incentive bill meant to lure the NFL's Carolina Panthers practice fields and team headquarters to South Carolina is a worthwhile deal for taxpayers.Democratic state Sen. Dick Harpootlian of Columbia retained his own economist to analyze the state's examination of ...

Father vows safety push after daughter’s ride sharing death

U.S. 04/01/19, 15:45

The father of a University of South Carolina student who police say was kidnapped and killed after she got into the wrong car thinking it was her Uber is promising to dedicate his life to improving the safety of ride sharing services. Friends and family of Samantha Josephson are remembering the ...

Update: Suspect in student’s death not at hearing

U.S. 03/31/19, 20:20

The Latest on the killing of a South Carolina college student (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The man charged with kidnapping and killing a college student who police say mistakenly got into his car did not appear at a jail hearing. Nathaniel David Rowland will remain in jail at least until his bond ...

Chief: Ride share mistake led to death of SC college student

U.S. 03/31/19, 10:41

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 ...

Can Pete Buttigieg turn his ‘buzz’ into a viable 2020 bid?

2022 Campaign 03/26/19, 01:25

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is riding in the back of a rented minivan to his last event of the day in South Carolina, munching on cold french fries and critiquing his stage performance so far. The enthusiastic crowds of hundreds who've packed his first two stops have been much larger ...

TIPPING OFF: Dawkins faces his alma mater as UCF meets Duke

Basketball 03/24/19, 01:52

The point guard for Mike Krzyzewski's first Final Four team now is trying to lead Central Florida to its first Sweet 16 berth.Standing in Johnny Dawkins' way is his former coach and boss.Dawkins, a former Naismith player of the year and assistant coach at Duke, will match up with Krzyzewski ...

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