• Clemson clash: Governor, coach at odds over helmet law

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney and Gov. Nikki Haley, a Clemson graduate, are on the opposite sides of the field about a helmet law for South Carolina.

  • Judge to hear objections to closing church shooting hearing

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge will hear from news media organizations objecting closing a hearing in the trial of the man charged in the deaths of nine black church members in Charleston.

  • The Rev. James W. Goolsby, Jr., senior pastor of the First Baptist Church, left, and the Rev. Scott Dickison, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Christ, right, pose for a photo at Dickison's church in Macon, Ga., on Monday, July 11, 2016. There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon _ one black and one white. Two years ago, Dickison and Goolsby met to try to find a way the congregations, neighbors for so long, could become friends. They’d try to bridge the stubborn divide of race. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

    Neighbor churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.

  • Miller Shealy, a professor at the Charleston School of Law, announces at the school in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, that attorneys plan to bring a civil rights lawsuit stemming from the 1944 execution of George Stinney. Stinney, executed in Columbia, S.C., was one of the youngest defendants executed in American history and the youngest executed in the 20th century. An all-white jury took only 10 minutes to decide Stinney's fate in the summer of 1944. A South Carolina state judge vacated the conviction almost two years ago. Attorneys announced Friday they will be working with law school students to file a lawsuit on behalf of Stinney's family. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    Lawyers plan civil suit in ’44 execution of black youth

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys are investigating the possibility of filing a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two young white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town.

  • Correction: Congress-EpiPens-Manchin story

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s stance on price hikes for life-saving allergy injection pens, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the cost of a two-dose package of EpiPens rose more than 600 percent in the last nine years. The price rise reflects an increase of more than 500 percent.