COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say the Atlanta woman charged with pointing a loaded gun at a South Carolina congressman likely didn't know who he was. Police in Spartanburg say Gloria Brackett has been charged with pointing a gun and illegally carrying a pistol. U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy told police... more »
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Ron Paul is stepping off the presidential campaign trail to vote against raising the federal debt ceiling.
The Texas congressman will fly to Washington early Wednesday. He planned to return to South Carolina on Thursday morning, two days before the state's first-in-the-South primary.
Paul... more »
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - An overflow crowd was gathering in Columbia at a historic black church to honor a University of Missouri janitor killed in the college town's last lynching in 1923.
Civic leaders have spent the past year organizing the tribute to James T. Scott. He was dragged... more »
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A hydrogen gas explosion inside a University of Missouri biochemistry lab has injured four people.
Authorities say one victim has life-threatening injuries. The blast happened after 2 p.m. Monday on the third floor of Schweitzer Hall on the Columbia campus. The university said in a... more »
The 1001 graduates of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2010 have taken the oath and are now fully commissioned 2nd Lieutenants.
In his commencement address this morning, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff encouraged the graduates to use their imaginations as they... more »
President Barack Obama has killed NASA's $100 billion plans to return astronauts to the moon. The move came on the seventh anniversary of the space shuttle tragedy that triggered the return to the moon plan. The White House said the program was too much like the 1960s Apollo mission and... more »
If you have kids who watch space shuttle launches with awe--here's their chance to meet an astronaut in person.
Richard Truly, who flew Apollo missions to Skylab, and was pilot or commander aboard Space Shuttles Enterprise, Columbia and Challenger--will be in Colorado Springs Saturday at the Fine Arts Center.... more »
Thousands of Army recruits in training have to line up at least once more before heading home for the holidays - for mass inoculations of hundreds at a time against swine flu.
The Army's largest training camp, just outside Columbia, and other posts are hurrying to finish the shots... more »
South Carolina's first lady has filed for divorce months after her husband publicly confessed an affair with an Argentine woman. First lady Jenny Sanford originally said over the summer she was willing to reconcile with two-term Republican Gov. Mark Sanford even after publication of his e-mail exchanges with his lover.... more »