• Feds: SC law compounds ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ problem

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have weighed in on a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s “disturbing schools” law, arguing that the vague statute ends up disproportionately landing minority students and those with disabilities in juvenile jails.

  • Jurors visit scene of black motorist’s shooting death

    Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager testifies during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Slager is charged with murder in the shooting death last year of Walter Scott. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool)

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — After hearing from 55 witnesses, a South Carolina jury was taken Wednesday to the vacant lot where a white patrolman fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back after the motorist resisted arrest and ran away.