PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The first female Marine Corps general in charge of Parris Island's basic training says she's confident women in the Corps will be able to handle combat. Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds says the Pentagon's lifting of the combat exclusion against women means commanders will be able... more »
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A $10 million study will investigate if a substance found in fish oil can reduce the risk of suicide among military veterans, where the rate is higher than in the population as a whole. The three-year study of omega-3 fatty acids was announced Monday by the... more »
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Michelin is recalling more than 77,000 bus tires because sidewall defects can cause them to lose air rapidly, increasing the risk of a crash. The Michelin XZU2, XZU3, and XM505 tires involved in the recall were produced from 2005 to fall 2011 at Michelin's plant in... more »
NORWAY, S.C. (AP) - Jim Preacher couldn't wait nine more days to become mayor of the tiny town of Norway. So he had a friend climb into Town Hall through an unlocked window and let him in so he could change the locks and take over the town's checkbook. He's... more »
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Republicans established their presidential primary more than three decades ago as way to raise the state's national political profile. They succeeded beyond their imagination.
Ever since 1980, when Ronald Reagan won the first South Carolina Republican primary, every GOP candidate who has won... 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.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An American Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence landed in Charleston, S.C., and officials say one flight attendant and two passengers were treated for minor injuries.
American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said Flight 734 hit rough air near the Florida-Georgia border. The flight was headed... more »