South Carolina

Dylann Roof declared competent to stand trial

A federal judge ruled Friday that alleged Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof…

 

Study: Pipe-corroding well water prevalent in half of states

Half of U.S. states have a high prevalence of well water that's…

 

This Feb. 9, 2014, image made from a dashcam video provided by North Augusta Police shows South Carolina police officer Justin Craven, left, after shots were fired at driver Ernest Satterwhite in Edgefield, S.C. (North Augusta Police via AP)

Prosecutor: Despite video, officer’s shooting was tough case

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Prosecutors in the Carolinas have charged at least five…

 

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at her election night watch party after winning the South Carolina Democratic primary in Columbia, S.C. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

Clinton wins big in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hillary Clinton sailed to a commanding victory over Bernie…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at her election night watch party after winning the South Carolina Democratic primary in Columbia, S.C. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, spars with Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right as Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson  listen during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College  on Saturday in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Christie, others hit final stretch in New Hampshire

HAMPTON, N.H. — It's less than two days until New Hampshire voters…

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, spars with Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right as Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson  listen during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College  on Saturday in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Doris Gray sits with a program during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church where King preached, Monday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

With Confederate flag gone, King Day rally shifts focus

COLUMBIA, S.C. — For the first time in 17 years, civil rights…

Doris Gray sits with a program during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church where King preached, Monday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
This undated photo provided by the Lafayette Police Department shows John Russel Houser, in Lafayette, La.  (Lafayette Police Department via AP)

Louisiana theater shooter’s journal calls US a ‘filth farm’

BATON ROUGE, La. — The mentally unstable gunman who shot up a…

This undated photo provided by the Lafayette Police Department shows John Russel Houser, in Lafayette, La.  (Lafayette Police Department via AP)
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how it treats immigrants, as the GOP used its formal response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to try softening the tough stance embraced by some of the GOP's leading presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In GOP response to Obama, SC governor defends immigrants

WASHINGTON — Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices"…

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how it treats immigrants, as the GOP used its formal response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to try softening the tough stance embraced by some of the GOP's leading presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, waves to supporters before his rally coinciding with Pearl Harbor Day at Patriots Point aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Legal experts agree: Trump’s proposal unconstitutional

MADISON, Wis. — Donald Trump's call to block all Muslims from entering…

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, waves to supporters before his rally coinciding with Pearl Harbor Day at Patriots Point aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott speaks during a press conference in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

Sheriff fires deputy for tossing teen across classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A deputy who flipped a disruptive student out of…

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott speaks during a press conference in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
In this photo made from video taken by a Spring Valley High School student, Senior Deputy Ben Fields tries to forcibly remove a student who refused to leave her high school math class, in Columbia S.C.  (AP Photo)

Feds probing videotaped arrest of disruptive student

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Tuesday…

In this photo made from video taken by a Spring Valley High School student, Senior Deputy Ben Fields tries to forcibly remove a student who refused to leave her high school math class, in Columbia S.C.  (AP Photo)
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier announced his retirement Monday. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Old ballcoach retiring

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A person close to the situation says South Carolina…

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier announced his retirement Monday. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
]After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

‘Fire hose’ of moisture slams South Carolina; 12 killed

COLUMBIA, S.C. — People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday…

]After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Members of Norfolk Fire-Rescue pull a man from his car stranded because of flooding in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South…

Members of Norfolk Fire-Rescue pull a man from his car stranded because of flooding in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)
This Thursday, June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners…

This Thursday, June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)
In this June 18, 2015 photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof, center, is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C.  (Chuck Burton/AP Photo)

Jail clerical error acknowledged in church shooting gun buy

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A jail clerk made a mistake when entering information…

In this June 18, 2015 photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof, center, is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C.  (Chuck Burton/AP Photo)
An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag as it is removed from the Capitol grounds Friday, July 10, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse to the cheers of thousands on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of…

An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag as it is removed from the Capitol grounds Friday, July 10, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse to the cheers of thousands on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Leslie Minerd, of Columbia, S.C., holds a sign as she celebrates outside the South Carolina Statehouse, Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Columbia, S.C.  (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

South Carolina’s Confederate flag will be removed Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a…

Leslie Minerd, of Columbia, S.C., holds a sign as she celebrates outside the South Carolina Statehouse, Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Columbia, S.C.  (John Bazemore/AP Photo)
A protestor flies a Confederate battle flag on his truck as he drives past the South Carolina Statehouse Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C.  (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

South Carolina House opens debate over Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina House opened what could be its…

A protestor flies a Confederate battle flag on his truck as he drives past the South Carolina Statehouse Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C.  (John Bazemore/AP Photo)
Josh Clarke, of Shelby, N.C., voices his side of the Confederate flag issue in front of the Statehouse, Monday(Gerry Melendez/The State via AP)

SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday…

Josh Clarke, of Shelby, N.C., voices his side of the Confederate flag issue in front of the Statehouse, Monday(Gerry Melendez/The State via AP)