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    Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

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    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ... More>>

    General Motors award-winning & best-selling pick-up truck recalled 9 times

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    The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have been recalled 6 times in 2014, which is more than any other vehicle sold in the country.Both pick-ups have seen 9 recalls issued since they went on sale last year. Those recalls did not affect all of the vehicles sold. Some were for fewer than 500 trucks for issues like loose floor mats.GM says the award-winning Silverado is still its best-selling vehicle in America and the Sierra is close behind. More>>

    Nissan recalling addition 226,000 vehicles because of defective airbags

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    Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra cars for the model years 2002 to 2004. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford... More>>

    2 Your Health run to live longer

    2 Your Health: Run to live longer

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    Whether you plod or race...running, even for a few minutes, can reduce your risk of death from heart disease compared to those who don't run at all. That's according to a new study published this week in the journal of the American College of Cardiology.Researchers studied some 55-thousand adults between the ages of 18 and 100, over a 15 year period, noting their overall health, if they ran and how long they lived. Compared to non-runners, investigators found those who ran had a 30 percent lo... More>>

    SC becoming more secretive

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    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government. One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, they won't have a ... More>>

    SWAT gives all clear at Northwood Mall after shooting, suspects still at large Video included

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    According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting. More>>

    "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" set to premiere tonight on NBC

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    "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" premieres Monday night on NBC.In this hour-long alternative series, the famed adventurer and survivalist will take six celebrities into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.The celebrities who will be partnered one-on-one with Grylls in their own stand-alone episodes include actor Zac Efron ("Neighbors"), actor-director Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"), actor Channing Tatum ("22 J... More>>

    Murder case possibly placed in jeopardy due to detective's affair with suspect's mother Video included

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    A former Charleston County Sheriff’s office detective puts a murder case in jeopardy after it is discovered that he slept with a murder suspect’s mother. The trial of defendant Reginald Gordon was set to begin on July 28 but may have been delayed due to a motion to dismiss filed by the defense attorney. It was discovered that detective Charles Lawrence was sleeping with the mother of Gordon’s co-defendant Derrick Brow... More>>

    Investigation underway into fire at Ashley Oaks Apartments in West Ashley Video included

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    An investigation is underway into an early morning fire at Ashley Oaks Apartments in West Ashley... More>>

    Deputies say father murdered son, family describes accidental shooting Video included

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    Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a shooting in North Charleston shortly after 10:00pm Saturday night.
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    Product to shield swimmers from sharks

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    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha... More>>

    RiverDogs partner with Palmetto for Goodwill Hunting

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    The Charleston RiverDogs and Palmetto Goodwill have teamed up to host Goodwill Hunting, a tri-county scavenger hunt that runs Monday, August 4 through Sunday, August 10 at select Goodwill stores. Participants can win tickets to a RiverDogs game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and a chance to win a daily prize pack. Starting August 4, scavenger hunt items will be placed in select Goodwill retail stores in Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston counties. Clues leading to the Goodwill store where th... More>>

    Plane lands on Venice beach kills father, injures daughter, 9

    Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice. Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.
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    An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said. More>>

    Gas prices fall even more in SC

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    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one yea... More>>

    Fatal accident in Charleston County

    Fatal accident in Charleston County Video included

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    Authorities are currently investigating a fatal accident in Charleston County.According to investigators, a Lincoln Towne Car was traveling east on Guerins Bridge Road towards US Hwy 17 when it collided with a semi tanker truck traveling south on US Hwy 17.
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    Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

    Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

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    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A retired New York corrections officer is accused of killing a man at the Orangeburg nightclub he owned. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports (http://bit.ly/1uvFMjn ) 69-year-old James Williams was charged Saturday with murder in the July 19 death of 26-year-old Phillip Brunson at the Corner Pocket Club. According to an incident report, Williams told deputies Brunson tried to enter his club with a pistol, and when Brunson shot at a glass door, Williams returned... More>>

    SC State President optimistic after turbulence

    SC State President optimistic after turbulence

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    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Thomas Elzey knew he was facing a challenge when he became president of South Carolina State University a year ago. He didn't realize how big a challenge. Elzey tells The Associated Press in an interview the Orangeburg school has had to deal with what he called "a perfect storm" of problems. For years there was infighting among the administration and its board, and Elzey says the school never took steps to deal with drops in enrollment and government aid that came with... More>>

    Winthrop trustees: Football still a possibility

    Winthrop trustees: Football still a possibility

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    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Winthrop University trustees are still considering adding a football program, despite last month's firing of the university president who was leading the inquiry. Board Chairwoman Kathy Bigham told The Herald of Rock Hill (http://bit.ly/1xht5F0 ) the board could discuss the possibility after classes start next month. Officials are awaiting an economic impact study conducted by four Winthrop students who are seeking a master's degree in business administration. Professor... More>>

    Sea Turtle nests down compared to last year on Folly Beach Video included

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    Sea turtles have already started hatching on South Carolina beaches, typically nesting from May through August. But this year, there aren't as many sea turtle nestsonFolly Beachcompared to last year. Wildlife biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Charlotte Hope, says there were 108 nests on Folly last year, and this year there are only 20 nests so far. "We're going to have a slightly lower year this year than even the 32 year average, ... More>>

    Unity Day

    CPD officers talk about building trust with community Video included

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    Even after the death a young man is ruled a suicide, local leaders claim he was racially profiled. Denzel Curnell, died in the presence of a Charleston city police officer and questions remain and some believe trust was lost between the department and the community. During the department’s annual “Unity Day” News 2 talked to police officers about how they are strengthening their relationship with the community.“Every ... More>>

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

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    BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly had been serving as medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Samaritan's Purse spokeswoman Melissa Strickland sa... More>>

    Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in the Upstate

    Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in the Upstate

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    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A CSX spokeswoman says it could be weeks before the cause of a train derailment in downtown Spartanburg can be determined. Authorities say a train carrying 90 tanks of ethanol derailed Friday, and crews spent most of the day cleaning up the damage and investigating. No injuries were reported, and no leaks were found. Spokeswoman Carla Groteau said it will take weeks of investigation to determine how the train derailed. CSX officials say the train was transporting etha... More>>

    Authorities investigating Berkeley County shooting, victim not cooperating

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    Authorities are investigating a shooting in Berkeley County but the victim isn't cooperating. According the police, Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shots fired at Club Zone on County Line Rd. in the Cross area of Berkeley County. Deputies found spent shell casings on the ground. Several people were at the scene, but nobody was willing to offer any information.Later a sheriff's deputy with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department called from Orangeburg Medical Center after ... More>>

    DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

    DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State environmental regulators are asking the company that's managing a closed hazardous waste landfill in Sumter County to resign as trustee. Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton told The Associated Press on Friday that Kestrel Horizons has done a good job overseeing the 279-acre site near Lake Marion, but its administrative fees are too high. She said the fees are further depleting the trust fund that's supposed to maintain the si... More>>

    SC Democrats busy just 100 days before election

    SC Democrats busy just 100 days before election

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Democrats plan a weekend of knocking on doors and talking to voters just 100 days before the November elections. State Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison said volunteers will gather at the party headquarters in Columbia on Saturday morning to hear from him, gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen, lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers and others about the party's message and the need for change. Harrison says those volunteers will then spend t... More>>

    Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

    Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Dozens of fortifications from the Revolutionary War and Civil War remain in the Charleston area, and now there will be a complete list of those sites. The South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust this month received a $75,000 American Battlefield Protection Program Grant from the National Park Service allowing researchers to create a database of battle sites in Charleston and Jasper counties. The project will list of the sites with their GPS coordinates along with... More>>

    After trip to Israel, Charleston visitor says canceling flights to the country is favoring one side of the war Video included

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    Flights to Israel's Tel Aviv airport both stopped and resumed this week.A once resident of Israel, Yosef Herzog made a stop in Charleston this weekend and tells News 2 he thinks canceling flightstoIsraelis taking sides in the war."The FAA handed a win to Hamas. This is exactly what they wanted," he said.Herzog was recently in Tel Aviv and insists he felt safe enough to return at any moment.Earlier this week,European Aviation Safety Agency recommended national authorities base decisions on fly... More>>

    Haley to see SC beach town officials on bikers

    Haley to see SC beach town officials on bikers

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Gov, Nikki Haley is planning to meet with leaders of Atlantic Beach, two months after she said the beach town's biker rally had to end following a Memorial Day shooting rampage in which three people were killed. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1AjFhth) Haley and the Atlantic Beach Town Council are meeting on Tuesday at the community center. Town Manager William Booker said he expects the discussion to be held in executive session. Public bodies ar... More>>

    Hospital to expand water filtration system

    Hospital to expand water filtration system

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Greenville Health System says it will expand a new water filtration system to all of its campuses to prevent the type of outbreak that infected 15 patients and may have led to four deaths. The Greenville News reports () that medical quality director Dr. Robert Mobley Jr. said installation of the new filtration system is an extraordinary measure, but one the system has taken on to protect patients. Officials said last month that 14 people tested positive for atypical My... More>>

    2 women accused in death of South Carolina man

    2 women accused in death of South Carolina man

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    LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) - The sheriff's office in Williamsburg County says two women are charged in the death of a man whose body was found in his home earlier this month. The Morning News of Florence reports (http://bit.ly/1os1TT8) that Sheriff John Bartell said Donna Hemmans and Tasha McClary are charged in the death of 39-year-old Charles Burroughs. Bartell said Burroughs' body was found in his home on July 11 with two gunshot wounds. Bartell identified one of the two women as Burroughs' girl... More>>

    Ladybug released at Magnolia Gardens

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    If ladybugs are lucky, then Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will have no shortage of luck anytime soon.Thousands of people flocked to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Saturday to help release nearly 150,000 of the red bugs. The bugs arrive to the plantation in style. They were brought in a redVW Bug decorated to look like the ladybug."These lady bugs are very beneficial for our gardens. So they eat aphids and scaled insects which are bugs that sort of harm the plants around here. So the lad... More>>

    Summerville power outage causes havoc

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    People in Summerville have their electricity back on Friday evening after a massive power outage earlier today. That outage left 12,000 without power there. SCEG officials tell News 2 that the outage was caused by a tree that made contact with a major distribution line. They say it took up to 45 minutes to get the power turned back on. For people in that area, meanwhile, the outage causing havoc with traffic and shutting down restaurants and stores. Officials at SCE G say they try to trim... More>>

    Fatal tractor trailer crash in Orangeburg County

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    A fatal accident Friday morning in Orangeburg County backs up traffic for hours as crews try to clean-up a potential hazmat situation.According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, an accident between a tractor trailer and a SUV happened about 10:45 Friday morning on I-26 Eastbound around the 159 mile marker in Orangeburg County.According to the Orangeburg County Coroner's office, the driver of the tractor-trailer, 55-year-old Benjamin Amstutz, of West Columbia, died on the scene from blunt ... More>>

    Finding loving permanent homes for older teens waiting for adoption remains a challenge for the State Video included

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    Region Three Adoptions will host a private meet and greet for older children waiting to be adopted and approved prospective adoptive parents. We introduce you to a teen waiting for a family and take a closer look at the state's adoption system. More>>

    350 immigrant children caught at border sent to South Carolina

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    350 children caught at the U.S. border with Mexico were sent to live in South Carolina between January 1st and July 7th of this year, according to federal officials. They’re now living with relatives or sponsor families. More than 30,000 unaccompanied children caught at the border have been sent to relatives or sponsors nationwide. Federal government officials say the law prevents them from telling the state who the children are, who they’re living with, or where in the state they are. Gov. N... More>>

    Minor league GM gets public prostate exam

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    There was as much attention on the press box as on the field at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball game as team's general manager had a public prostate exam. During the seventh inning stretch of Thursday's game, Andy Milovich bent over with his head out the press box window singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as the exam was performed as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. Milovich had the exam as part of a challenge with a 10-year-old girl suffering from brain cancer who... More>>

    Target used company that had past security leak

    Target used company that had past security leak

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    Companies in the United States are not good at protecting their customers' information.Target lost data on 110-million customers when its computers were hacked.The company offered free identity theft protection from Experian, but Experian had troubles of its own.The credit monitoring company had a data leak through a subsidiary and unknowingly sold personal data of millions of Americans to a crook in Vietnam.That guy then sold the personal information to identity thieves around the world.Targ... More>>

    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course Video included

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    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone More>>

    Patient data on Greenwood hospital's stolen laptop

    Patient data on Greenwood hospital's stolen laptop

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    GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - A Greenwood hospital is warning more than 500 patients that their personal and medical information could be at risk after a laptop was stolen during a break in. Officials at Self Regional Healthcare told The Index-Journal of Greenwood (http://bit.ly/WPS1YY ) that the laptop was taken May 25. Police arrested two suspects a few weeks later who said they threw the laptop into Lake Thurmond. Divers have not been able to find the computer. Hospital officials say the laptop w... More>>

    Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

    Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

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    SUMTER, S.C. (AP) - A homeless couple in Sumter says a man came up to them in a park and shot and killed their dog without any warning, then ran away laughing. Sumter police are investigating the incident, and told The Sumter Item (http://bit.ly/1jZddWO ) that the man drove to the police station after the shooting to report it. Investigators say the man told them he shot the dog in self-defense after it growled and charged him at Memorial Park on Thursday morning. Brady and Nina Lambert say t... More>>

    Moncks Corner man gets 30 years in shooting death

    Moncks Corner man gets 30 years in shooting death

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    MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A Moncks Corner man has been convicted of killing his son and wounding his son's fiancee during a fight two years ago. A Berkeley County jury returned the guilty verdict on charges of murder and attempted murder against 62-year-old Johnny Irby on Thursday. Irby was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors say Irby killed 35-year-old Telly Irby and wounded 32-year-old Michelle Wiggins in August 2012. Witnesses said Telly Irby had hit his father in the head during... More>>

    General Motors expects to pay $400-$600 million dollars in victim compensation

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    General Motors expects to pay between $400 and $600 million dollars to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch that led to at least 13 deaths.Families of those injured or killed can start filing for payments next month.The automakers has admitted its employees knew of the defective ignition switches ten years before recalling 2.6 million cars this year.General Motors could face criminal charges.The company has set aside an additional $874 million for the cost of repairing the record 30... More>>

    Citizens academy: behind scenes at FBI Video included

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    For the first time ever in Charleston, FBI agents are giving citizens here a peak into what they do to prevent terrorism. In a 7-week “FBI Citizen’s Academy”, community leaders will get a behind the scenes look at how the FBI operates here. FBI agents say they get intelligence from citizens, and that’s a good reason to hold an academy… to connect with the people in the community. FBI agents say South Carolina, not unlike other states, is vulnerable to terrorism because of the large militar... More>>

    New mission statement for College of Charleston

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    Big changes could be coming to the College of Charleston.After the college's Board of Trustees meeting went into executive session Wednesday, the new president of the College of Charleston, Glenn McConnell, sent an email to the alumni of the school, outlining changes to the way the college will approach education. The mission statement for the school was revised, as the Board and McConnell set the direction for the College.McConnell says he wants to shift the college from a "comprehensive" un... More>>

    Officer arrested for counterfeit money and speeding Video included

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    Wednesday night around 1 a.m. a North Charleston Police Officer was arrested in North Charleston for possessing counterfeit money during a traffic stop. More>>

    Missing diver's remains found near Folly Beach

    The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
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    Officials from the Charleston County Coroner identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach.
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    Police make arrests in connection with Summerville car break-ins

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    On July 18, 2014 five suspects were arrested by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office in connection with thefts from several vehicles in the Cane Bay Subdivision of Summerville, SC. More>>

    Charleston County Council to look at pay raises

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    The Charleston County Council may approve the Council's first raise in more than 10 years, Thursday night.If the Council's Finance Committee approves the raise, The Chairman's salary would climb to just over $26,000 from $17,000.County Council members would see an increase from $14,000-$21,000.Raises would go into effect January 1, 2015. More>>

    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

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    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT, the agency said. "In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," the agency quoted the airline as saying. The flight path of Flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou, the cap... More>>

    Finding loving permanent homes for older children waiting for adoption remains a challenge for the state Video included

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    Region Three Adoptions will host a private meet and greet for older children waiting to be adopted and approved prospective adoptive parents. We introduce you to a teen waiting for a family and take a closer look at the state's adoption system. More>>

    Made in Charleston awards to be presented

    Made in Charleston awards to be presented

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston is again bestowing awards on craftsman and artisans for their locally made products. The second annual 100 Percent Made in Charleston Awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at Charleston's popular City Market. Mayor Joe Riley will be handing out the awards, which recognize locally produced handcrafted products available at the Market. Last year, Riley presented awards for 98 products, including awards to 39 sweetgrass basket weavers. The market is one of ... More>>

    West Point professor to hold talk on Westmoreland

    West Point professor to hold talk on Westmoreland

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A history professor from the U.S. Military Academy is slated to discuss his book about Vietnam and the late Gen. William Westmoreland. Army Col. Gregory Daddis is also signing copies of his book "Westmoreland's War: Reassessing American Strategy in Vietnam." The event takes place Thursday at the Hollings Library on the University of South Carolina campus. It is free and open to the public. Westmoreland passed away in 2005 at age 91 while living in Charleston. He commande... More>>

    DHEC holding info session on EPA plans

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina environmental regulators are planning to hold a public meeting to talk about new federal regulations for power plants. On Thursday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control is hosting an information session at the agency's headquarters in downtown Columbia. Organizers say their agenda includes a basic overview of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, as well as a discussion on what roles various state agencies will play. DHEC says the Clean Power Plan prop... More>>

    University of SCarolina players to urge reading

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The University of South Carolina men's basketball team wants kids to take an interest in reading. Spokesman Jeff Stensland says USC students who participate in the "Cocky's Reading Express" literacy initiative will join the team and Cocky at the Richland County Library on Assembly Street on Thursday. The team and school mascot Cocky are attending. Cocky's Reading Express is a collaboration of the university's student government and the USC School of Library and Informati... More>>

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began Video included

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    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

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    The Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. With events in more than 65 cities, participants young and old climb to raise funds in support of the mission of the American Lung Association: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.Saturday's unique event is planned for the North Charleston Coliseum and challenges participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", team... More>>

    Residents fear traffic congestion if 196 new apartments and grocery store are built

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     On Wednesday night, the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission will review a proposal for new residential apartments and 87,000 square feet of commercial space. More>>

    New X-Men comic book saga starts in downtown Charleston! Video included

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    From seersucker to super heroes, the Marvel Universe is invading downtown Charleston. A brand new landmark chapter in the multi-million dollar X-men franchise kicks off on the pages of a new comic book set momentarily in Charleston. You could call it The Battle of the Battery: A Super Villain Invasion.Team 2 wanted the lowdown on the downtown drama. That was easier said than done because in just a week the colorful comics flew off local shelves faster than a speeding bullet."It's tying in wit... More>>

    NEW INFORMATION: Company Issues Second Statement Regarding Grounded Boat Video included

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    The U.S. Coast Guard tells WSAV that a local casino boat is stuck on a sandbar in Calibogue Sound, South Carolina with 124 people on board. More>>

    Parents banned from coaching sports in Berkeley County schools

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    Tuesday night, the Berkeley County School Board approved a ban on parents coaching varsity and junior varsity level sports. The amendment states that no parent volunteer may coach a sport their child plays.A petition with 512 community signatures was brought to the meeting. No one spoke in favor of the change, but parents haven't been happy with this new policy. Exceptions to the rule are allowed at the discretion of the principal or full-time staff members. Added Language for Policy JH- Stud... More>>

    SC justices order new sentencing hearing

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    A new sentencing hearing has been ordered for a man on South Carolina's death row for killing the mother of his child. The state Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that John Edward Weik of Moncks Corner should have a new hearing that would give him a chance to leave death row. Justices said Weik's attorneys had not presented enough evidence about his background and mental health history. Weik was convicted in 1999 for the shotgun slaying of 27-year-old Susan Hutto Krasae at her home in Knightsv... More>>

    Converse Basketball Coach Resigns After Shoplifting Charge

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    Kaye Waldrep, Converse College's Head Basketball Coach has resigned after officials say she was accused of shoplifting Tuesday. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says Waldrep was ticketed after they were called to Kohl's in Spartanburg. More>>

    Body found on Farm Field Road July 8 identified Video included

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    Officials have identified the remains found July 8 on Farm Field Road in Holly Hill. More>>

    "Climb for air" to help those with lung disease

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    If asked to name the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, few would guess Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease.COPD covers diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis, and it's the third leading cause of death in the US. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable.The 2 Your Health Team recently caught up with a woman who says her father smoked for more than 50 years.He died of COPD and now she is stepping up so that people with lung disease can take a deep breath.Lori... More>>

    Dorchester deputies exchange gunfire with home invasion suspects Video included

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    Authorities are currently on the scene of Highway 27 in Dorchester County.Details are limited this morning but there is a large police presence. Right now, Ridgeville Road (Hwy 27) at Hwy 78 is closed to traffic.We have a team on scene and will bring the latest as it becomes available. More>>

    Jaguars WR Sanders facing 4-game suspension

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    A former University of South Carolina wide receiver and current NFL player is facing a suspension and won't be around for the majority of training camp.Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders held a conference call with reporters Tuesday evening to disclose his looming punishment.He declined to discuss the reason for the pending suspension, but says "personal reasons" will prevent him from attending the start of training camp Friday.Sanders says he will seek counseling and not rehab.The Jaguars a... More>>

    Chrysler recalling more than 700,000 Jeeps due to ignition switch problem

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    Chrysler is recalling more than 700,00 Jeeps for an ignition switch problem.The automaker says the ignition key can be moved out of the on position, by the driver's knee while the car is being driven. This could cause the engine to stall and the airbags to stop working.It affects Jeep Commanders with model years 2006 to 2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees with model years 2005 to 2007.Chrysler says it will contact affect customers by mid-September. More>>

    Call from concerned citizen leads to four arrests

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    A call from a concerned citizen about 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 about several men walking on Norman Street with handguns lead to the arrest of four men on weapon charges. Lamar Scott Brisbane, 20, of Terry Drive, North Charleston; Dontez Alonzo Wright, 25, of Linda Street, North Charleston; Aldean Cordrell Alonza Wright, 23, of April Circle, North Charleston and De’von Jenkins, 20, of King Street, are all charged with two counts of unlawful carrying of a handgun and possession of a fir... More>>

    Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

    A nearby sweetgrass basket stand (Google image) and the crashed car (Twitter photo from Del Shaffer) A nearby sweetgrass basket stand (Google image) and the crashed car (Twitter photo from Del Shaffer)
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    A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Monday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
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    Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

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    Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents... More>>

    Inmates attempt escape by digging hole in detention cell wall Video included

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     Officials say two inmates in Disciplinary Segregation broke shelves and pieces off a desk and then used these broken objects to dig a 21 x 32 in. hole in their cell wall.

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    Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online Video included

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    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp... More>>

    MUSC doctors: rise in golf cart & ATV childhood injuries

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    Doctors at MUSC say that they are seeing a rise in childhood injuries and fatalities in connection with ATV and golf cart accidents, this despite age restrictions on both. Dr. Keith Borg, MUSC E/R, “Young kids as young as 2 or 3 sometimes get on golf carts, parents think it’s cute to see them driving.. but these are motorized vehicles that kids are not used to dealing with and they can be very dangerous.” Dangerous.. and illegal for children. Sr. Trooper Hannah Wimberly, “Alot of people, e... More>>

    Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast Video included

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    A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast. More>>

    Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

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    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role. More>>

    Charleston police say missing man found safe

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    Charleston police are asking you to be on the look-out for William "Billy" McClary. McClary was last seen leaving the Charleston Place Hotel at 205 Meeting Street around7pm Monday night, July 21st.He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a long sleeved button-down shirt that is a light blue and white checkered pattern. McClary is 75 years old and is 6'01".If you have any information you are asked to notify the Charleston Police Department or local law enforcement if outside the City of Charle... More>>

    Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

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    The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday. More>>

    Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
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    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

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    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond. More>>

    Georgetown Co. deputies locate missing 14-year-old girl

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Charlotte Ann Wills who went missing from the Murrells Inlet area of Georgetown County last night at approximately 9:30.Charlotte was visiting with her grandmother at 3631 Tremont Avenue in Murrells Inlet. Charlotte was last seen by her gr... More>>

    Berkeley County woman struck, killed on highway

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a 27-year-old Berkeley County woman. Friday night at around 10:30, Inetha Pelote, from Cross, was walking near her home on Highway 45 when she was struck by a truck. "She was transported to MUSC and pronounced dead at 1:18 a.m. on July 19," Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said. More>>

    DHEC warns against eating certain fish in both Carolinas Video included

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    The Department of Health and Environmental Control has fish advisories across both Carolinas including bodies of water in Horry County.DHEC says eating fish high in chemicals, like mercury, can cause heart disease or other health issues.DHEC suggests not eating Bowfin (Mudfish) or Largemouth Bass and recommends eating Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish and Warmouth only once a week.... More>>

    Prayer vigil remembers Heather Elvis seven months after her disappearance

    A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance. A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance.
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    Seven months after Heather Elvis disappeared, friends and family gathered Friday night to remember her.The group of about two dozen people met for a prayer vigil at Peachtree Landing in Socastee.That’s where police found Heather’s vehicle in December.Friends and family members wrote down memories and prayers for Heather.Even though there have been two arrests in the case, Heather’s parents say their nightmare is far f... More>>

    SLED release Curnell death investigative files Video included

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    The South Carolina Law Enforcement division continues investigating the death of 19-year-old Denzell Curnell who was killed last month.
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    A Look at Paula Deen's Comeback Video included

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    It's been quite a year for Savannah's Queen of southern food; there's not a person alive that would deny that."You know everything came to a screeching halt. This time last year, I went from a hundred miles an hour to zero," says Deen. Zero found her isolated while looking for a way to regroup. A new manager, a new public relations team and Paula Deen has slowly climbed back on the saddle with hopes of reclaiming her spot in the hearts of millions of people; some she knows are gone, others ha... More>>

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    • Nissan recalling addition 226,000 vehicles because of defective airbags

      Nissan recalling addition 226,000 vehicles because of defective airbags

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:56:40 GMT
      Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra cars for the model years 2002 to 2004. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford...
      Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra cars for the model years 2002 to 2004. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford...
    • Murder case possibly placed in jeopardy due to detective's affair with suspect's mother

      Murder case possibly placed in jeopardy due to detective's affair with suspect's mother

      Monday, July 28 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:20:48 GMT
      A former Charleston County Sheriff’s office detective puts a murder case in jeopardy after it is discovered that he slept with a murder suspect’s mother. The trial of defendant Reginald Gordon was set to begin on July 28 but may have been delayed due to a motion to dismiss filed by the defense attorney. It was discovered that detective Charles Lawrence was sleeping with the mother of Gordon’s co-defendant Derrick Brow...
      A former Charleston County Sheriff’s office detective puts a murder case in jeopardy after it is discovered that he slept with a murder suspect’s mother. The trial of defendant Reginald Gordon was set to begin on July 28 but may have been delayed due to a motion to dismiss filed by the defense attorney. It was discovered that detective Charles Lawrence was sleeping with the mother of Gordon’s co-defendant Derrick Brow...
    • Woman Shoots Man Over Bad Sex, Out On Bond

      Woman Shoots Man Over Bad Sex, Out On Bond

      Friday, July 18 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:17:41 GMT
      A woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex.A woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex.
      A Michigan woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex.
      A Michigan woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex.

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    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:39:10 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
      The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...
    • California wildfire claims 6 more homes

      California wildfire claims 6 more homes

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:20:42 GMT
      Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.
      Fire officials say crews found six more homes destroyed by a Northern California wildfire that led to evacuation orders for about 1,200 people before it was brought under control.
    • Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

      Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:10:09 GMT
      Lake Huron's fish populations are bouncing back after a collapse of two key species more than a decade ago. But state biologists and industry leaders say many anglers remain unconvinced.
      More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the...
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    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:39:10 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
      The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...
    • 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test

      16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:49:54 GMT
      The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test.
      A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.
    • Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

      Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:49:01 GMT
      It was only a matter of time before a doping scandal hit the Commonwealth Games. This time, it involved a 16-year-old female weightlifting gold medalist from Nigeria.
      It was only a matter of time before a doping scandal hit the Commonwealth Games. This time, it involved a 16-year-old female weightlifting gold medalist from Nigeria.
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    • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

      Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:30:24 GMT
      An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai.
      A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. It was the latest attack targeting Afghan power brokers...
    • Elegant Louvre Garden infested with rats

      Elegant Louvre Garden infested with rats

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:27:32 GMT
      Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.
      Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.
    • West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

      West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:27:25 GMT
      The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it's now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease.
      Police officers deployed to Liberia's international airport to ensure passengers are screened for Ebola symptoms as a major regional airline announced Tuesday it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an...
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    • West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

      West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:27:25 GMT
      The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it's now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease.
      Police officers deployed to Liberia's international airport to ensure passengers are screened for Ebola symptoms as a major regional airline announced Tuesday it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an...
    • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

      Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:26:17 GMT
      A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
      A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
    • Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

      Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:37 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:37:15 GMT
      Rep. Jeff Miller's background as a real estate broker will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion veterans health care bill to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members dead...
      Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP...
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    • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

      House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:27:40 GMT
      House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to...
      House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central...
    • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

      China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:26:03 GMT
      China's Communist Party says it has launched an investigation into a former domestic security chief who was once among the country's most feared leaders.
      China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly...
    • Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth group

      Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth group

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:25:41 GMT
      The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes as they march through villages. As the youth wing of Burundi's ruling party, the group has become so powerful...
      The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes. The youth wing of Burundi's ruling party is also threatening and sometimes killing opposition members with impunity, a...

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