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Special unit to move mental patients under consideration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:17am

A group of state senators wants to see if an expanded police unit can be created in the South Carolina Department of Mental Health to transport mental patients under doctors' orders.

Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:57am

The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court.

AP FACT CHECK: Undocumented GOP, Dem rhetoric on immigration

Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward and Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:42am

The political fallout from President Donald Trump's push for his border wall is giving rise to overwrought rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats alike.

Buffett's firm reports $25B 4Q loss on paper stock losses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:06am

Warren Buffett's company recorded a $25 billion loss in the fourth quarter because of a big drop in the paper value of several of its stock investments.

Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:07am

President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a "product like any other."

Pakistani police arrest 2 men trying to blow up gas line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:38pm

Pakistani counterterrorism police say they have arrested two insurgents attempting to blow up the main gas pipeline in the central city of Bahawalpur.

Colorado faces meager budget in fight against ski traffic

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:04pm

"Friends don't let friends drive I-70."

1 killed, 2 wounded in explosion in Nepal's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:47pm

An explosion outside a telecommunication company in Nepal's capital killed one person and injured two others, police official said Saturday.

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

Denis D. Gray and Hau Dinh, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:14pm

The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't find rancor toward a former enemy. Instead the North Korean leader will get a glimpse at the potential rewards of reconciliation.

Sen. Warren: US needs to address 'ugly history of racism'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:08pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said earlier this week that she supports reparations for black Americans who have been affected by slavery, told reporters Friday that the nation needs to confront its "ugly history of racism" and "talk about the right way to address it and make change."

Train possibly taking Kim Jong Un to summit enters China

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:59pm

A train similar to one used in the past by Kim Jong Un entered China on Saturday evening, possibly carrying the North Korean leader on a multiday journey to Vietnam's capital for his summit with President Donald Trump.

Manhattan luxury condo owners vote to strip Trump's name

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:31pm

Big, brassy letters spelling "Trump" will be ripped off another New York City apartment tower, the last of six luxury condominiums that once displayed the president's name.

Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:13pm

Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook without users' consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Twitter co-founder Williams steps down from company board

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:25pm

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company's board of directors at the end of the month.

Judge strikes down North Carolina voter ID OK'd by voters

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:52pm

A North Carolina judge on Friday voided new state mandates requiring photo identification to vote and also limiting income tax rates. He ruled the GOP-controlled legislature lacked authority to put those constitutional amendments on the ballot because lawmakers had been elected from racially-biased districts two years earlier.

Florida man sues hair dye maker after being scarred

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:30pm

A Florida man is suing a consumer products company after he says he suffered permanent scarring and discoloration on his face from using a men's hair dye.

Police: Suspect fires at people in mall sporting goods store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:53pm

Authorities say a man shot at specific people inside a sporting goods store in a South Carolina mall, though no one is believed to have been injured.

Trump: Amazon's dropped deal 'a big loss' for hometown NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:36pm

President Donald Trump is calling Amazon's decision to drop its plans for new headquarters in New York "a big loss" for the city.

Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:34pm

As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas-engine backup that could travel anywhere.