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The Associated Press

Columbia, SC, United States

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Past articles by James:

Mexico kidnapping: Cartel letter doesn't dull pain for families in South Carolina

The South Carolina families of those kidnapped, killed in Mexico say the apology from the drug cartel reportedly responsible does little. → Read More

Mexico kidnapping: SC friend warned police Americans feared missing

The five friends had driven a rented minivan from South Carolina on Thursday to the southern tip of Texas. → Read More

SC families shaken while awaiting word on Americans taken in Mexico

The kidnapping of four Americans in a Mexican border city agonized families across the Carolinas as they awaited news. → Read More

Jury quickly finds Murdaugh guilty of murder of wife, son

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was convicted of murder Thursday in the shooting deaths of his wife and son in a case that chronicled the unraveling of a powerful Southern family with tales of privilege, greed and addiction. → Read More

Here's why juries view crime scenes like the Murdaugh estate where Maggie, Paul were killed

Jurors in Alex Murdaugh’s trial will see the hunting estate where his wife and son were killed. A look at the practice of juries viewing crime scenes. → Read More

South Carolina House OKs permitless carry of handguns

The Republican-controlled South Carolina House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow lawful firearm owners to carry handguns openly or concealed without a state permit. → Read More

South Carolina Senate OKs 'shield law' for lethal injections

The South Carolina Senate passed a law shielding the identity of pharmaceutical companies providing lethal injection drugs for state executions. → Read More

South Carolina weighs $500 'Yankee tax' on newcomer driving fees

The “Yankee tax” could require freshly minted Palmetto State locals to pay $500 in one-time fees for new driver's licenses and vehicle registration. → Read More

South Carolina House passes near-total abortion ban; no sign of budging

By an 83-31 vote largely along party lines, the House advanced a bill including exceptions for rape, incest, fatal fetal anomaly and the patient’s health and life → Read More

South Carolina becomes only state with all-male high court

South Carolina on Wednesday became the nation's only state without a woman on its Supreme Court — a development that comes amid increasing Republican scrutiny o → Read More

SC Republicans to appeal redistricting case to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court has denied South Carolina Republicans' motion for a stay in the ongoing challenge over the state's congressional district map.Leading GO → Read More

Chinese balloon's downing creates spectacle over tourism hub

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon just off South Carolina’s coast created a spectacle over one of the state’s tourism hubs and drew crowds reacting with a mixtur... → Read More

Eyes on the sky as Chinese balloon shot down over Atlantic

Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as a suspected Chinese spy balloon ended a weeklong traverse over the U.S., drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down → Read More

SC lawmakers push forward plan to shield death penalty drugmakers

(AP) - A bill that would protect the identities of companies providing lethal injection drugs is now before the full South Carolina Senate.The state's last bat → Read More

SC abortion ban gets hearing for first time this session

A South Carolina House subcommittee approved the first abortion ban to get a public hearing in the state this year. → Read More

SC Gov. McMaster renews push for abortion ban in State of State

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster vowed Wednesday to press forward with efforts to further restrict abortion in the state. → Read More

SC governor renews push for abortion ban

In his annual State of the State speech, the Republican governor said he will petition next week for a rehearing after the South Carolina Supreme Court recently struck down the state's abortion ban. → Read More

SC House committee proposes limits to classroom teaching on race

The proposal is the latest iteration of a GOP-led nationwide effort to crack down on what some conservative politicians have dubbed “critical race theory → Read More

SC committee advances limits to classroom teaching on race

The South Carolina measure — cosponsored by several members of the Legislature's newly formed Freedom Caucus — would bar curricula from including or promoting certain concepts around race and other demographics. → Read More

South Carolina Supreme Court set for all-male bench

Lawmakers appear poised to replace Justice Kaye Hearn with Judge Gary Hill after the two other candidates under consideration — both women — dropped out. → Read More