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  1. Proposal Would Fine Railroads That Don't Use Safety SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 7 | US News & World Report

    A South Carolina lawmaker wants to fine rail companies that don't implement a safety system investigators say could have prevented a deadly weekend crash. The site of Sunday's early morning train crash between an Amtrak train, bottom, and a CSX freight train, top left, in Cayce, S.C. Federal investigators are planning to give an update on their probe into a deadly crash between a freight train and a passenger train in South Carolina.


  2. Some See Echoes of '68 Court Case in Wedding Cake DisputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The upcoming Supreme Court argument about a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple makes some civil rights lawyers think of South Carolina 's Piggie Park barbecue. When two African-Americans parked their car at a Piggie Park drive-in in August 1964 in Columbia, South Carolina, the waitress who came out to serve them turned back once she saw they were black and didn't take their order.


  3. FBI: Georgia Man Who Threatened Sen Scott Made Other ThreatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Authorities say a Georgia man charged with threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina has a history of threats against other members of congress and news organizations. FILE - In this Sept.


  4. Governor Still Hopeful Buyer Can Complete Nuclear ReactorsRead the original story

    Sep 27, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Gov. Henry McMaster says he remains hopeful new owners can revive an abandoned nuclear power project in South Carolina , while multiple lawsuits and investigations probe whether spending should have ended years ago. McMaster told The Associated Press he traveled to Washington on Tuesday to meet with Energy Secretary Rick Perry regarding his agency's loan guarantee program for nuclear construction, which the Republican governor calls key for finding a buyer willing to complete one or both of the partly built reactors at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station north of Columbia.


  5. Johnson Out to Prove His Game Is Back at PGA ChampionshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Dustin Johnson has one last chance at a major championship to prove he didn't leave his game at the bottom of that staircase. Dustin Johnson hits his second shot from a fairway during practice for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.


  6. South Carolina Fugitive Arrested in MississippiRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The Natchez Democrat reports 33-year-old Michael Jeremich Easton was arrested Thursday for a warrant from Columbia, South Carolina, on charges of kidnapping, having sex with a minor as well as assault and battery in the first-degree. Adams County Sheriff's Office Maj.


  7. Dozens Seek New Sentencing in South Carolina Juvenile CasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Dozens seek new sentencing in South Carolina juvenile cases in light of recent Supreme Court decisions on juveniles given life without parole. This Feb 5, 2015 photo released by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows Wallace Priester, who is serving two life without parole prison sentences for shooting two teens to death when he himself was 15. Now 31, he is one of more than three dozen state inmates eligible for new sentences and a possible shot at release in the wake of Supreme Court decisions banning mandatory life without parole for juveniles.


  8. The Ultimate Back-to-College Dorm Room Shopping ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | US News & World Report

    If your back-to-school college shopping list looks something like the one above, you may still have some packing to do. In addition to beaded curtains and blow-up furniture, back-to-school shopping lists should include linens, storage, kitchen items and other essentials.


  9. This Baby Could Be the First Ever Without a Gender on Their ID CardRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Some day, you might not have to put a gender marker on your baby's ID card - and if that's your preference, you'd have this Canadian baby and advocates to thank. Kori Doty, who had her baby Searyl Alti in November, has tried to stop the baby's gender from appearing in British Columbia government records.


  10. 11 Best Fourth of July Sales for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Though more often associated with fireworks, flags and franks, the Fourth of July holiday is also characterized by exceptional sales for shoppers. Every Independence Day season, retailers launch warm-weather blowouts to catch the eye of vacationing shoppers.


  11. Coroner Says South Carolina Teenager Died After Drinking Caffeine QuicklyRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | US News & World Report

    A South Carolina teenager who collapsed in a high school classroom last month died because he drank several highly caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner said on Monday. Davis Allen Cripe, 16, drank a latte from McDonald's, a large Mountain Dew soda, and a highly caffeinated energy drink in just under two hours, said Gary Watts, the coroner of Richland County, South Carolina.


  12. The Latest: Miss USA's 10 Finalists Named in Las VegasRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The finalists for the Miss USA contest in Las Vegas include women representing Minnesota, Illinois, South Carolina, the District of Columbia and New Jersey. The women will continue on in Sunday's beauty pageant, with the winner set to compete in the Miss Universe contest.


  13. The Best Mother's Day Sales for 2017Read the original story

    May 10, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Visit these stores to score the perfect Mother's Day gift for the moms and honorary moms in your life. To express gratitude, affection, love and admiration for the moms and honorary moms in your life, take advantage of Mother's Day sales to buy them something special.


  14. The Latest: Defense Confirms Slager Pleading GuiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop. FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Defense attorneys Andy Savage, left, Don McCune, and Miller Shealy, right, sit around former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager at theCharleston County court in Charleston, S.C. Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop.


  15. 11 Awesome Earth Day Sales for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The very first Earth Day was honored in 1970, when activists across the country participated in protests and discussions on environmental responsibility. Today, more than 193 countries observe Earth Day, hosting special events like beach cleanups, walks and festivals.


  16. 9 Fantastic Easter Sales for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | US News & World Report

    As Easter approaches, the sun glimpses out from behind the clouds, tulips poke their heads up from the earth, and retailers launch some of their biggest sales of the spring . During Easter events, stores slash prices on spring's latest styles, Easter dresswear, seasonal decor and home goods.


  17. GOP Powerbroker Gets Scrutiny Amid South Carolina ProbeRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2017 | US News & World Report

    A veteran GOP powerbroker whose client roster includes a "who's who of politics" dating to the days of Strom Thurmond and Ronald Reagan has come within the crosshairs of a growing probe of possible Statehouse corruption in South Carolina. In this May 2004 photo shows Columbia attorney Richard Quinn at an unspecified location.


  18. The Latest: Schools Dismissing Early in South CarolinaRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2017 | US News & World Report

    The threat of severe weather moving across the Southeast has led local school officials in Columbia, South Carolina, to announce early dismissals. Local news outlets report that all school districts in the Columbia area are dismissing middle and high school students early, some as early as 11 a.m. Elementary school classes will be dismissed at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and after-school activities are canceled.


  19. Thornwell Bottled up by Gonzaga as South Carolina's Run EndsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Maybe it was the lingering effects of flu-like symptoms or maybe it was dealing with the long arms and 4-inch height advantage of Gonzaga's Johnathan Williams. Maybe after playing as well as any player in the NCAA Tournament, Sindarius Thornwell was just due for a bad day.


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