South Carolina uses size to overpower UCLA in March Madness
Aliyah Boston had eight points, 14 rebounds and two blocks while reigning national champion South Carolina turned in its latest overwhelming defense-and-rebounding-first performance to beat UCLA 59-43 on Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the women’s NCAA Tournament.
March Madness: Morris, LSU women top Utah, into Elite Eight
Alexis Morris hit two foul shots with 10 seconds to play as No. 3 seed LSU reached the Elite Eight for the first time since 2008, beating second-seeded Utah 66-63, Down 64-63, the Utes had a chance to back in front, but Jenna Johnson — a near 75% foul shooter — missed both attempts with 4.7 seconds to go.
SC Senate OKs bill barring 'foreign adversary' land holdings
South Carolina's Republican-controlled Senate is moving to bar citizens of a “foreign adversary” from buying property in the state in an anti-espionage measure that critics fear will chill overseas investments over outsize concerns.
Senate Ethics admonishes Graham for campaign solicitations
The Senate Ethics Committee is admonishing South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for soliciting campaign contributions inside a federal building after a Nov. 2022 Fox News interview in which he asked viewers to donate to a GOP candidate. Graham violated Senate rules and standards of conduct because he was in a Senate office building when he did the interview, the leaders of the ethics panel said in a rare public letter released on Thursday.news.yahoo.com
South Carolina comptroller to resign after $3.5B error
Embattled South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom will resign next month after a $3.5 billion accounting error in the year-end financial report he oversaw. The state's chief accountant will leave the elected post he has held for 20 years on April 30, according to a copy of the resignation letter obtained by The Associated Press. “I have never taken service to the state I love or the jobs to which I have been elected lightly, endeavoring to work with my colleagues, from constitutional officers to members of the General Assembly, to be a strong defender of the taxpayer and a good steward of their hard-earned tax dollars,” Eckstrom wrote in the March 23 letter to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.news.yahoo.com
District responds to student's Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit
A South Carolina school district said a ninth grader walking in a hallway was stopped during a moment of silence and not the Pledge of Allegiance, as the student had said in a lawsuit filed last month. Marissa Barnwell said she was pushed against the wall by a teacher at River Bluff High School when she didn't stop to recite the pledge as she walked to class in November, according to her family's lawsuit. A lawyer for Lexington School District 1 said videos from the hallway shows the teacher touched Barnwell's shoulder to get her attention but didn't push her.news.yahoo.com
Haley wants entitlement program changes for younger people
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is proposing changes to entitlement programs for younger generations, opening the door to potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare if elected. At a campaign rally Monday night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Haley promised not to touch the benefits of older people who retired with certain guarantees of a financial future. “We’re not taking it from seniors,” Haley said.news.yahoo.com
Soldier who hijacked school bus found not guilty by insanity
An Army trainee who left a base in South Carolina without permission last year and briefly held a group of children hostage at gunpoint aboard a school bus has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. The decision agreed to by prosecutors, defense attorneys and a judge means the 25-year-old New Jersey man will be sent to a state mental hospital for four additional months of treatment. The trainee left Fort Jackson near Columbia where he was in basic training in May 2021 with an unloaded rifle.news.yahoo.com
9th grader sues over Pledge of Allegiance confrontation
The parents of a ninth grade South Carolina student who said she was accosted by a teacher for walking to class instead of stopping and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance are suing the teacher, principal, school district and state education officials. Marissa Barnwell said she was walking quietly to class and decided not to stop for the pledge or a moment of silence that followed. Barnwell was then sent to the principal's office, which she said was humiliating because she feared she was in trouble.news.yahoo.com
Families shaken awaiting word on Americans taken in Mexico during cosmetic surgery road trip
The violent kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico has shaken families across the Carolinas who agonized for days while waiting to learn if their loved ones survived a cosmetic surgery road trip that turned deadly.
Alex Murdaugh trial: South Carolina attorney general, prosecutors, react to guilty verdict: 'Herculean effort'
The South Carolina attorney general and prosecutors who were on the Alex Murdaugh double murder case are reacting to a guilty verdict, saying that it was the result of a "Herculean effort."foxnews.com
Excused Murdaugh juror left ‘a dozen eggs’ in jury room
After a juror was excused from the double murder trial of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, she told the judge that she had left “a dozen eggs” in the jury room. The juror made the unusual comment after the judge in the case, Clifton Newman, notified her that she was being removed from the jury…news.yahoo.com
Murdaugh autopsy doctor rebuts defense with gory testimony
The South Carolina pathologist who performed autopsies on Maggie and Paul Murdaugh challenged claims made by the defense during day 26 of family patriarch Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial. Attorneys defending Murdaugh brought in a pathologist Monday to theorize that son Paul, 22, was shot in his head from point-blank range on the affluent family’s 1,700-acre estate in 2021. But Dr. Ellen Riemer, ...news.yahoo.com
Kindergartener who brought knife to school says he wanted to stab teachers, other students in the heart
A South Carolina kindergartner has been charged after police say he carried a seven-inch long knife to his elementary school, stating that he wanted to stab his teachers and other students in the heart.
China blasts US over response to Chinese balloon incursion
The foreign affairs committee of China's ceremonial parliament is accusing American lawmakers of trampling on the sovereignty of other nations after the United States passed a measure condemning a suspected Chinese spy balloon's intrusion into U.S. airspace.