- Black state official 'overwhelmed' by viral photo response Updated: Jul-22-15 4:02 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Amid angry demonstrations over the Confederate flag last weekend, a quiet gesture of human kindness unfolded on the steps to South Carolina's Statehouse: A white man overcome by the sweltering heat and wearing a Nazi swastika on his T-shirt was escorted to rest and shelter by a black man wearing an officer's uniform.
- Susan Smith tells paper she never planned to kill sons Updated: Jul-22-15 1:58 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A South Carolina mother sentenced to life in prison for killing her two young sons never planned to kill them and instead intended to end her own life, according to a letter she wrote to a Columbia newspaper.
- Flags flying at half-staff in SC to honor 5 killed in TN Updated: Jul-21-15 4:41 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - U.S. and state flags in South Carolina are flying at half-staff through Saturday to honor the five military service members killed in last week's shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics Updated: Jul-21-15 1:49 pm
PITTSBURGH - Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same people who rushed the U.S. into an ill-fated war in Iraq. As he sought support for the deal from U.S. veterans, he said the deal's foes were merely popping off soundbites that accomplish nothing.
- Haley: More armed officers at Guard facilities likely Updated: Jul-20-15 8:28 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - More officers will likely carry guns at National Guard facilities across South Carolina after a safety review prompted by last week's shootings in Tennessee, Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday.
- Haley urges people to stay away from 'hateful spectacle' Updated: Jul-16-15 12:39 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is urging people to stay away from a planned Ku Klux Klan rally at the Statehouse, saying they want to create a "disruptive, hateful spectacle."
- Charleston massacre, flag debate put Haley in 2016 spotlight Updated: Jul-15-15 5:40 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - From her public statements of grief to removing the Confederate battle flag from outside her Statehouse office, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has drawn wide praise since the massacre of nine black churchgoers from a historic Charleston congregation.
- Name of Utah's Dixie State questioned as states remove flags Updated: Jul-11-15 1:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Amid the removal of Confederate flags from public property and displays across the South, some in Utah say now is the time for Dixie State University to re-open the discussion about changing its name.
- 20 years on, ex-SC gov Beasley's prayer on flag answered Updated: Jul-11-15 12:10 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Confederate battle flag has been an albatross around David Beasley's neck for 20 years, costing him the political legacy of a second gubernatorial term, a seat in the U.S. Senate and beyond.
- South Carolina's Confederate flag is gone, but others remain Updated: Jul-11-15 3:04 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Confederate battle flag no longer flies at South Carolina's Statehouse, now relegated to a room filled with other relics of the state's secession. Other vestiges of the Civil War-era South are unlikely to vanish so soon.
- The Latest: Confederate flag is removed in South Carolina Updated: Jul-10-15 11:20 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on the Confederate flag in South Carolina (all times local):
- Plea by Jefferson Davis descendant spurs SC flag vote Updated: Jul-09-15 9:55 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - An impassioned plea by a descendant of the Confederate president seemed to swing momentum as South Carolina legislators debated whether to remove the rebel battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.
- House moves to ban Confederate flag in federal cemeteries Updated: Jul-08-15 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON - The House has voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South - a low-profile move that prompted an outcry from supporters of the flag.
- SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds Updated: Jul-06-15 11:46 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.
- NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona Updated: Jul-05-15 1:35 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.
- Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook Updated: Jul-05-15 11:47 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.
- Religion news in brief Updated: Jul-01-15 12:35 pm
Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants