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The Latest: Power company wants to cut South Carolina rates

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. plans after failed nuclear project (all times local):

S. Carolina officials announce 1st flu death of season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials have confirmed the state’s first flu-related death this flu season.

California gunman’s wife found dead; death toll climbs to 5

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside their home, authorities announced Wednesday, raising the death toll from the attack to five.

Yellow tags mark where bullet casings found at one of the scenes of a shooting spree at Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Law enforcement says that five people, including the shooter were killed, and several people including some children were injured during the shooting spree that occurred at multiple locations. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The Latest: Witness: Gunman opened fire on truck near California school

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local):

Traffic backs up outside Rancho Tehama, Calif., after multiple people were killed in a shooting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Jim Schultz/The Record Searchlight via AP)

State Sen. Campbell disputes DUI, says he wasn’t driving

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Troopers say a South Carolina state senator charged with driving under the influence had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, but Sen. Paul Campbell said that doesn’t matter because he wasn’t driving.

Sen. Paul Campbell is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charleston County Jail. Troopers say Campbell, a South Carolina senator charged with driving under the influence, had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit on Saturday night, Nov. 4. Campbell told troopers investigating the crash and reporters later that his wife was driving. Authorities say the 71-year-old Goose Creek Republican switched seats with his wife after the wreck. They are both charged with providing false information. (Charleston County Jail via AP)

Texas officials confirm suspect’s ID as Devin Patrick Kelley

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local):

Mona Rodriguez holds her 12-year-old son, J Anthony Hernandez, during a candlelight vigil held for the victims of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Man accused of enslaving mentally disabled cafeteria worker

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina restaurant manager has been charged with abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee, according to information released Wednesday by federal authorities.

The Latest: Hurricane Irma now a not-so-monstrous Category 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):

This photo provided by Michael Sechler shows a stranded manatee in Manatee County, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The mammal was stranded after waters receded from the Florida bay as Hurricane Irma approached. (Michael Sechler via AP)

Laws expand concealed guns to public facilities

Starting Saturday, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states.

In this June 27, 2017 photo, a semi-automatic rifle is displayed with a 25 shot magazine, left, and a 10 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday, July 1, that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines. San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday, June 29, that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

North Charleston police: Girlfriend found dead inside man’s apartment

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina police identify the woman found dead inside an apartment after they persuaded a man barricaded inside to leave as his girlfriend.

Man shot to death at South Carolina nightclub

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a man who died after a shooting at a South Carolina bar was shot outside before running back into the building.

Myrtle Beach puts barricades on parts of ocean street

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Six shootings in three days have prompted officials in a popular South Carolina beach town to put up barricades to keep people off the streets and on the sidewalks.

Tourists walk the Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Employees in a South Carolina beach town are putting barricades up to keep people on the sidewalks after six shootings in three days last weekend. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP) Tourists walk the Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Employees in a South Carolina beach town are putting barricades up to keep people on the sidewalks after six shootings in three days last weekend. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP)

State sued for seizing control of failing Allendale schools

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The worst-performing school district in South Carolina says in a lawsuit that the state education chief unconstitutionally seized control from the locally elected board in the state’s latest takeover of the district.

The Latest: US not sure IS was behind Manchester bombing

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local):

Fan leaves the Park Inn hotel in central Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Over a dozen people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

SEC coaches pick Sindarius Thornwell as player of year

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference coaches have named South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell the league’s player of the year.

FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas in Columbia, S.C. Thornwell was selected to the AP All-Southeastern Conference first team, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, FIle)

Clemson athletic administrator found dead

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an associate athletics director at Clemson University.

Gov. Haley to give her final State of the State address

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says she will reflect on her six years in office in what’s expected to be her final State of the State address.

The Latest: Dylann Roof sentenced to die for church slayings

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the federal sentencing trial of convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof (all times local):

Church gunman tells jury he still feels he ‘had to do it’

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof threw away one last chance to plead for his life in front of the jurors who convicted him of killing nine black churchgoers, telling them Tuesday: “I still feel like I had to do it.”

The Latest: Kelly says US border security top priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress: (All times EST):