May 24, 2016

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Absence of Confederate flag adds to MLK observance

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. In South Carolina, civil rights leaders planned a march to their state capitol as in past years when their rally Read More…

10 percent black faculty would make Missouri alone among many universities

BUFFALO, N.Y. — If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that’s 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers. No state’s “flagship” public university campus had a black faculty population approaching that level, and only a handful topped even the 5 percent Read More…

Racial tensions remain inflamed after Missouri arrests for threats

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The racial tension at the heart of the protests that led two top University of Missouri administrators to resign intensified at the Columbia campus after the arrest of a white college student suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty. Hunter M. Park, a 19-year-old sophomore studying computer science Read More…

Suspect in custody after alleged online death threats at University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri police said Wednesday they have arrested a suspect accused of making online threats against black students and faculty, threats that added to racial tensions on campus that resulted in the departure of two senior university officials. Police did not release a name but said the suspect was not on Read More…

Emboldened by Ferguson, students take action at University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — When cotton balls were found scattered outside the black culture center at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in 2010 in a clear reference to slavery, two white students were arrested and expelled, with no larger discussion of race on a campus where blacks weren’t allowed to enroll until 1950. “To say Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Oct. 29

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Whose comeback strategy backfires in GOP debate Jeb Bush’s attack on Marco Rubio raises new questions about his underwhelming candidacy in the primary contest he was once expected to dominate. 2. House GOP ready to make Ryan Read More…

Deputy fired for flipping student from desk, but questions remain

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff says he acted swiftly but carefully in firing a school resource officer caught on video flipping a disruptive student out of her desk and tossing her across the floor. In the wake of the firing, though, questions remain about whether the officer should have been in the classroom Read More…

Lawyer says teen was injured in classroom arrest; sheriff mulling punishment for deputy

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The attorney for a teen who was flipped backward out of her desk and tossed across a classroom says his client did suffer several injuries during her arrest. Columbia attorney Todd Rutherford told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday that Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields should have been fired as soon Read More…

Despite sunshine, ordeal far from over from rainstorm in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm. Even as the rain tapered off, officials warned of the likelihood of new evacuations — such as one ordered Monday afternoon in Read More…

Weekend deluge swamps South Carolina; at least seven dead

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues. At least seven weather-related deaths have been blamed on the vast rainstorm. Heavy rain kept falling Read More…