A most wanted US fugitive found dead in South Carolina home
One of the most wanted fugitives in the United States apparently died about four months ago in a South Carolina home nearly 16 years after he was first wanted in San Diego for sexually assaulting children, investigators said. Frederick Cecil McLean, 70, died of natural causes in July, but his body wasn't found until Nov. 6 when someone asked deputies to check on a neighbor who hadn't been seen in a while, Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said. McLean has been on the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted list since 2006, a year after the San Diego Sheriff’s Department issued arrest warrants for sexual assaults on a child and determined he was a high risk to continue attacking girls.news.yahoo.com
Debate over explicit memoir becomes a focus of GOP gov races
Debate over a memoir that contains explicit illustrations of sexual acts is surfacing in a handful of states where Republican governors are gearing up for reelection next year, foreshadowing a recurring theme for conservative leaders in the coming campaigns. The book in question, Maia Kobabe's “Gender Queer,” has been the focus of ire from Republican governors in various states, most recently playing a role in the Virginia governor's race. In South Carolina, Gov. Henry McMaster on Wednesday released a letter — similar in nature to one days earlier by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott — calling on Superintendent Molly Spearman to perform a systemic review of “inappropriate” materials in the state's schools.news.yahoo.com
Union seeks Biden admin's help in Charleston port dispute
As port logjams across the country continue to constrain the U.S. supply chain, the union that represents dockworkers at South Carolina's ports tells The Associated Press it is calling on the Biden administration for help in a dispute related to a new shipping terminal. At issue is the September decision of a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge, who ruled that the International Longshoremen's Association could not prevent shipping lines from calling on the new Leatherman Terminal in North Charleston. The $1 billion first phase of the terminal, named for longtime state Sen. Hugh Leatherman, opened earlier this year and is operating at 35% of its current capacity.news.yahoo.com
U.S. missionaries strive to evangelize the ‘unreached.’ Indigenous groups in the Amazon are now fighting back.
In a world with few places beyond the reach of modern civilization, the isolation of the Javari Valley has made it one of the most alluring places for evangelists trying to reach the last people to have never heard the name Jesus Christ.washingtonpost.com
Court won't revive death sentence for South Carolina inmate
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea from South Carolina to reimpose the death penalty on a South Carolina inmate whose death sentence stood for two decades until a federal appeals court threw it out in August. Chief Justice John Roberts did not comment in denying the state's request to stop the clock on a lower court order in favor of inmate Sammie Lee Stokes. The order requires the state to conduct a new sentencing hearing for Stokes, if it wants jurors to again sentence him to death.news.yahoo.com
Sheriff: Officers kill man who fired on them from motorcycle
Robert Allen Maness, 39, crashed his motorcycle after he was shot and died a short time later at the hospital, the Anderson County Coroner's Office said. The two deputies in the patrol car trying to pull Maness over were not hurt in the shooting around 11 p.m. Thursday, Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride said. McBride said it was like an ambush as Maness pulled out the gun without warning and while still driving when deputies turned on their blue lights.news.yahoo.com
Senators reach a short-term deal on the debt ceiling to temporarily avoid a government default
Senators have reached a short-term deal to address the debt ceiling and avoid the federal government defaulting on its debts. CBS' Debra Alfarone details the deal, then CBSN anchor Lana Zak and Roll Call budget and appropriations reporter Jennifer Shutt discuss what it took to reach this temporary compromise.news.yahoo.com
Coroner: Feet that washed up far apart were from same woman
Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said at a news conference Wednesday that her office determined that they belonged to Janet Robinson, a 57-year-old woman who went missing. It has been determined that she was originally from Mississippi and was living near Charleston at the time of her disappearance. O’Neal said her office submitted DNA from the right foot to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification, hoping to receive a profile that could be uploaded to the FBI’s national database.news.yahoo.com
Democrats accept GOP's debt ceiling deal
Senate leaders reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling through December 3, preventing the government from defaulting on its debts. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes, co-author of Politico Playbook Tara Palmeri and National Journal's "Against the Grain" columnist Josh Kraushaar join "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with the details and the latest on President Biden's visit to Illinois.news.yahoo.com
Iranian speedboats intercepted US Navy vessel, State TV says
Iran’s state TV reported Thursday that speedboats belonging to the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard have intercepted a U.S. vessel in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. Navy spokesman said he was not aware of any such encounter at sea over the past days.news.yahoo.com
Ex-CEO who oversaw doomed nuclear project to be sentenced
The executive who oversaw a $9 billion plan to build two nuclear reactors in South Carolina is getting ready to go to prison, more than four years after he announced the mammoth project had failed without ever generating a watt of power. Former SCANA Corp. CEO Kevin Marsh has agreed with prosecutors that he should spend two years in prison. On Thursday, the former utility executive faces a federal judge who will decide whether to accept that deal and make him the first executive put behind bars for the nuclear energy project debacle.news.yahoo.com
Nikki Haley, in a shift, says 2024 candidacy not dependent on whether Trump runs
In April, Nikki Haley told the Associated Press that she wouldn't run for president in 2024 if former President Donald Trump did. Now she says she her decision to run will not be dependent on whether Trump decides to seek another term.news.yahoo.com
1 killed, 4 hurt in South Carolina Waffle House shooting
One man was killed early Sunday in a shooting in the parking lot of a Waffle House near a South Carolina interstate that also injured four people inside the restaurant, Lee County Sheriff Daniel Simon said. The employee and three customers inside the restaurant at the U.S. Highway 15 exit on Interstate 20 in Bishopville are expected to survive the shooting around 4 a.m., the sheriff told The Associated Press. Surveillance footage from the parking lot shows a small white sedan pull out of the parking lot and head north on U.S. 15 toward Bishopville, the sheriff said.news.yahoo.com
Sheriff: No charges after twin boys die from heat in car
A sheriff said no charges will be filed against a South Carolina father whose 20-month-old boys died from heat after he forgot to drop them off at daycare and left them in his vehicle because he was under intense pressure at work. Watching investigators interview the father was one of the most heartbreaking things Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said he has seen in his 46 years in law enforcement. Bryson and Brayden McDaniel died from exposure to the heat as temperatures inside the SUV reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 degrees Celsius) on a muggy late summer day, Richland County Coroner Nadia Rutherford said.news.yahoo.com
“The Crown,” “The Queen's Gambit” and “Ted Lasso” take high honors at 2021 Emmys
Despite the Emmys having one of the most diverse fields of acting nominees this year, the top awards were still swept by all white actors sparking the hashtag #emmyssowhite. Kevin Frazier has the latest on the winners.news.yahoo.com
"The Crown," "Ted Lasso," "Queen's Gambit" top Emmy Awards
The 73rd Emmy Awards returned to an all-live, in-person show Sunday night for the first time since the pandemic started. Streaming services took home the lion's share of awards, including wins for "Ted Lasso," "The Crown" and "The Queen's Gambit." CBS News' Anthony Pura has more from Los Angeles.news.yahoo.com
Tropical storm kills 1 in Florida, hurts 10 at Georgia base
Tropical Storm Elsa is carving a destructive and soaking path up the East Coast after killing at least one person in Florida and spinning up a tornado at a Georgia Navy base that flipped recreational vehicles upside-down and blew one of them into a lake.
Hadley has 4-shot lead at delayed Palmetto Championship
Chesson Hadley moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour victory in seven years, opening a four-stroke lead over Harris English at Palmetto Championship at Congaree before the third round was halted severe storms and lightning with one hole remaining Saturday.
AP source: Former NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5 people, including prominent doctor and children, then himself
Authorities in South Carolina have confirmed that former NFL player Phillip Adams was the gunman who killed five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren in South Carolina.
South Carolina drubs Texas 62-34 to reach Final Four
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – One by one, South Carolina players walked through the confetti and climbed the ladder to cut down the net in the Alamodome. Zia Cooke scored 16 points and South Carolina used its stifling defense to advance to the Final Four for the third time, shutting down Texas for a 62-34 victory Tuesday night. Top-seeded South Carolina blocked 14 shots, nine by Laeticia Amihere, and held No. “It says they're locked in,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. South Carolina answered with a 3-pointer from Henderson to start the Gamecocks on the run that would put the game away.
Former SC governor, congressman Sanford joins lobbying firm
Sanford, the former South Carolina governor, congressman and one-time presidential candidate, is going to work for a lobbying firm. Shumaker Advisors announced Tuesday, March 30, 2021, that Sanford would be joining the firm, working from Charleston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)COLUMBIA, S.C. – Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor, congressman and one-time presidential candidate, is going to work for a lobbying firm. Shumaker Advisors announced Tuesday that Sanford would be joining the firm as an executive vice president and principal. “What I did not anticipate is an impeachment.”AdIn his new role with Shumaker, Sanford will be based in Charleston, according to information obtained by The Associated Press.
Texas slows Maryland, gets to Elite Eight with 64-61 win
Charli Collier scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 6 seed Texas used a grinding, hustling defensive effort to shut down the nation's highest scoring offense for a 64-61 win Sunday night in the Sweet 16. Collier scored 10 points in the second half and her last basket in the fourth quarter pulled Texas even after second-seeded Maryland had swung momentum with two baskets, including a 3-pointer. "They are not letting anybody in that huddle think about anything but win," Schaefer said. Miller scored 21 points to lead Maryland (26-3) but there was just no punch in the offense outside of her.
South Carolina beats Georgia Tech 76-65 to reach Elite Eight
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – Zia Cooke and her South Carolina teammates were hot from the outside and rode that solid shooting to reach the Elite Eight. Cooke scored 17 points, hitting five of six 3-point attempts, to lead top-seed South Carolina to a 76-65 win over fifth-seeded Georgia Tech on Sunday and reach the Elite Eight. The South Carolina coach praised Fortner's positivity, which is something Georgia Tech needed when they hired her in 2019. Fortner provided that and had Georgia Tech reach its second-ever Sweet 16 in her second season. South Carolina built a 10-point lead before Georgia Tech scored the final six points of the half to only trail 39-35 at the break.
The Latest: Sabres coaches placed in NHL COVID protocol
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Buffalo Sabres interim coach Don Granato and assistant Matt Ellis have been placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The development leaves general manager Kevyn Adams taking over behind the bench for Buffalo’s game at Pittsburgh on Thursday night. This marks the second time the Sabres have been hit by COVID-19 in two months. Buffalo’s season was paused for two weeks in early February after nine players and then-coach Ralph Krueger were placed in the protocol. The university said the team went through seven rounds of testing in the seven days leading up to its departure for Albany on Wednesday.
Clyburn: COVID relief bill will boost Dems in 2022 midterms
“What we’re going to do this time is let people know exactly what they’ve got,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn told The Associated Press in a recent interview. In Clyburn’s home state of South Carolina, that means more than $2 billion for state government coffers to be allocated by state legislators. “That’s where we made the big mistake with” both 2010 relief packages, Clyburn said. Under the plan, Badger will receive a $4,200 direct payment and a $6,600 child tax credit, as well as an increase in food assistance vouchers. Ad“It’s going to help take care of some bills,” Badger said.
Weighty issue: Inequity raised in women's, men's tourneys
It’s not just a weight room that’s a problem. “The men have everything in that weight room and we have yoga mats,” she said. NCAA Senior Vice President of women’s basketball Lynn Holzman said the governing body would try to quickly improve the equipment available at the women’s tournament. NCAA Senior Vice President of women's basketball Lynn Holzman revealed the numbers on a media call Thursday morning, but did not identify who tested positive. ___AP Sports Writers Jim Vertuno and Teresa Walker contributed to this reportAd___More AP women’s basketball: https://apnews.com/Womenscollegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Storms send TV anchors scrambling off set in N Carolina
Debris litters weather-damaged properties at the intersection of County Road 24 and 37 in Clanton, Ala., the morning following a large outbreak of severe storms across the southeast, Thursday, March 18, 2021. But no serious damage or injuries were immediately reported in North Carolina from the storms near High Point and Charlotte, which both had tornado warnings. Forecasters worried the storms would intensify as they move into South Carolina and North Carolina on Thursday afternoon, but they mostly stayed below severe limits. House Speaker Jay Lucas kept his promise from the day before to meet less than an hour Thursday so members could beat the severe storms home. ___Associated Press writers Tom Foreman Jr. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Jeffrey Collins in Columbia, South Carolina, contributed to this report.