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Aug 31, 2023

Idalia upends court schedules in several counties

Courts in many South Carolina are closed or are adjusting their schedules for today in the wake of Hurricane Idalia. The storm, which had been downgraded to a tropical storm, was about 60 miles west of Charleston at 8 p.m. Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said. It was moving northeast at 21 mph, the Associated […]

Aug 30, 2023

Beatty issues instructions as Idalia nears

South Carolina’s top jurist has warned lawyers and others in the legal to be wary of Hurricane Idalia as it marches inland after making landfall Wednesday in Florida. In a memo posted on the court orders section of the South Carolina Judicial Branch’s website, Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty told judges at all […]

Aug 30, 2023

Judge: Police must delete copies of newspaper’s wrongly seized files

Kansas authorities must destroy all electronic copies they made of a small newspaper’s files when police raided its office this month, a judge ordered Tuesday, nearly two weeks after computers and cellphones seized in the search were returned. The Aug. 11 searches of the Marion County Record’s office and the homes of its publisher and […]

Aug 30, 2023

Clemson students debut autonomous off-road vehicle

To expedite the delivery of supplies and gather real-time data in disaster areas, Clemson University students at the International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville have developed an off-road reconnaissance and relief vehicle that can navigate all on its own. Each year, natural disasters cause significant damage and disruption to the nation’s transportation infrastructure, destroying [...]

Aug 30, 2023

AG to press Native education litigation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s been five years since a New Mexico judge issued a landmark ruling finding that the state was falling short in providing an adequate education to Native American students and many others, and the pace of progress since has been frustratingly slow for tribal leaders. New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez said […]

Aug 29, 2023

Georgia bank moves HQ to Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG — A Georgia-based financial center announced its opening of its second South Carolina branch on Spartanburg’s Main Street, which also will serve as the corporate headquarters of Southern Financial Corp. The Southern Bank new branch is at 468 E. Main St. in downtown Spartanburg. The 3,800-square foot structure has a sizable parking lot for […]

Aug 29, 2023

Denver to pay $4.7M to settle claims over protests

DENVER — Denver will pay $4.7 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged that protesters were unjustly targeted for violating the city’s curfew during demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd in 2020. City councilors unanimously agreed to the deal Monday without any debate. The lawsuit alleged that the city directed police to […]

Aug 29, 2023

Faculty member slain at UNC lab building

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A shooter killed a faculty member in a science building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, police said after a lockdown that paralyzed the campus community as authorities searched for the suspect. Police arrested the suspect over three hours after the initial reports of shots fired […]

Aug 28, 2023

Court-martial set for former National Guard commander

CONCORD, N.H. — A court-martial has been scheduled early next year for a New Hampshire National Guard officer who is expected to be charged with assault and sexual harassment, according to the U.S. Army. Lt. Col. Mark Patterson, of Weare, New Hampshire, led a battalion serving on the southern U.S. border. He deployed with his […]

Aug 28, 2023

Murdaugh to plead guilty in theft case

COLUMBIA — Convicted murderer and former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges he stole millions of dollars from clients, according to court records. If Murdaugh doesn’t change his mind before standing in front of a judge on Sept. 21, it would mark the first time he admits guilt […]

Aug 28, 2023

Yale settles lawsuit over students’ mental health, studies

Yale University and a student group announced Friday that they’ve reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit that accused the Ivy League school of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring them to withdraw. Under the agreement, Yale will modify its policies regarding medical leaves of absence, including streamlining the reinstatement process for [&h[...]

Aug 25, 2023

Qantas orders 12 Dreamliners from North Charleston plant

NORTH CHARLESTON — Australia’s Qantas Group has chosen Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to modernize its widebody fleet to modernize its widebody fleet with an order for four 787-9 and eight 787-10 airplanes. Boeing and Qantas said in a news release today the Dreamliner’s enhanced fuel efficiency and environmental performance is pivotal to the carrier’s global growth […]

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