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Car dealers get more time

WASHINGTON — Car dealers will have a bit more time to get reimbursed for their Cash for Clunkers deals after the government extended the deadline for filing applications for the $3 billion government incentives into Tuesday. All sales under the program ended Monday evening. But after already p...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

Afghan bomb kills 4 U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bomb blast killed four U.S. troops in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, said a military spokeswoman, Lt. Cmdr. Christine Sidenstricker. No other information was released pending the notification of family members. The deaths bring to 41 the number of U.S. troops killed in Afg...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

Mega Millions reaches $252 million

ATLANTA — The jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing is an estimated $252 million. The top prize has rolled over 13 times since the last time someone won it early last month. The odds of winning the top prize in the multistate drawing with a single ticket are more than ...

08/25/09 - 8:08am

McMaster to lay out plans

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's attorney general is kicking off his run for governor by revealing his plan to create jobs in a state battered by high unemployment. Henry McMaster is laying out his economic development plan at 11 Tuesday morning at a small business in Columbia. The two-term att...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

SC fire kills 2 kids

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two young children died after a fire broke out at their mobile home near the coast. The fire started at a mobile home in North Charleston late Monday afternoon. The names of the children had not been released early Tuesday. A woman and another young child in the home escap...

08/25/09 - 9:48am

SC children locked in truck

SPARTANBURG, S.C.— A couple were arrested at a nightclub after their children were found locked in a truck outside. WYFF-TV reported that 41-year-old Luis Raul Mahones Andino and 26-year-old Rosa Lopez of Spartanburg County were arrested early Sunday and charged with child neglect. Sheriff...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

Evans man arrested in holdup

An Evans man was arrested early Monday in the holdup of a Columbia County convenience store. Rodney Maurice Faulks, 31, of the 3300 block of Sullivan-Hartfield Road, was charged with robbery by intimidation. He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail re...

08/25/09 - 7:45am

Suspect in 6 robberies arrested

Police have arrested a man they say is a suspect in six Augusta robberies during the past two weeks.

08/25/09 - 9:18am

Meth explosion sends Fla. child to Augusta burn unit

Florida authorities say the fire from an exploding meth lab on Sunday burned a toddler and sent her to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. The News Herald of Panama City quoted sheriff's deputies, who said the fire involved illegal drug manufacture. Bay County sheri...

08/25/09 - 6:27am

Meth explosion sends Fla. child to Augusta burn unit

Florida authorities said the fire from an explosing meth lab burned a toddler and sent it to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. The News Herald of Panama City quoted sheriff's deputies, who said the Sunday fire involved illegal drug manufacture. Bay County sheriff&...

08/25/09 - 6:18am

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