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The image was shared on South Carolina State Fair’s official Instagram profile.(Instagram/@scstatefair)

Drive through version of over 150-year-old South Carolina State Fair attracts thousands

Columbia, South Carolina | By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The more than 150-year-old South Carolina State Fair couldn’t go off as normal this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, so organizers devised a drive-thru version.
The image shows the unusual looking turtle.(Facebook/@Town of Kiawah Island, SC)
The image shows the unusual looking turtle.(Facebook/@Town of Kiawah Island, SC)

Rare baby white sea turtle spotted on South Carolina beach

Kiawah Island | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Photos show a tiny turtle that’s a creamy white colour rather than the more typical gray or green of a sea turtle.
Nikki Haley added that everyone irrespective of their colour and from different political parties came together to remove “a divisive symbol peacefully and respectfully”.(AFP)
Nikki Haley added that everyone irrespective of their colour and from different political parties came together to remove “a divisive symbol peacefully and respectfully”.(AFP)

Nikki Haley invokes her Indian roots, says America is not racist

Washington | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Nikki Haley remarked, “The American people know we can do better. And of course, we know that every single black life is valuable.”
The names and precise conditions of the victims weren’t immediately released.(Representatioanal Photo)
The names and precise conditions of the victims weren’t immediately released.(Representatioanal Photo)

2 dead, 8 hurt in nightclub shooting in South Carolina’s Greenville: Sheriff

Greenville, South Carolina | By Associated Press |Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 04:56 PM IST
No one was immediately taken into custody. The sheriff’s office had “some suspect information,” Lewis said at the press conference, but wasn’t sure if there were multiple shooters.
Wednesday marks five years since Dylann Roof sat through nearly an hour of Bible study at the Mother Emanuel AME church and then started shooting as the group prayed. Nine black worshippers were killed.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Wednesday marks five years since Dylann Roof sat through nearly an hour of Bible study at the Mother Emanuel AME church and then started shooting as the group prayed. Nine black worshippers were killed.(AP file photo. Representative image)

5 years after church massacre, South Carolina protects monuments

Columbia, United States | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 02:09 PM IST
Today, as yet another shocking killing of an African American roils the country, bringing a wave of pulled down statues and the removal of names of historical figures who repressed or oppressed other people, South Carolina leaders appears to be sitting out this movement so far.
A pedestrian, carrying an umbrella and wearing a mask, crosses Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, as Tropical Storm Bertha lashes the South Carolina coast on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
A pedestrian, carrying an umbrella and wearing a mask, crosses Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, as Tropical Storm Bertha lashes the South Carolina coast on Wednesday.(AP Photo)

Tropical Storm Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast, dissipates in a day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Less than 1,000 power outages and scattered downed trees were reported as Bertha and its 80 kmph maximum sustained winds moved onshore and into eastern South Carolina.
Jobless workers in some states are still reporting difficulty applying for or receiving benefits.(REUTERS)
Jobless workers in some states are still reporting difficulty applying for or receiving benefits.(REUTERS)

36 million have sought US unemployment aid since coronavirus hit

Washington | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Roughly 36 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the two months since the coronavirus first forced millions of businesses to close their doors and shrink their workforces, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Though the spread of the virus has slowed with a drop in new cases, hospitalization, the number of infections and deaths continued to climb.(Bloomberg)
Though the spread of the virus has slowed with a drop in new cases, hospitalization, the number of infections and deaths continued to climb.(Bloomberg)

US states lift Covid-19 restrictions, Donald Trump defends walks back disinfectant remarks

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 01:07 AM IST
The Trump White House continued Friday to deal with the outrage triggered by President Donald Trump’s suggestion to use household disinfectants to kill the virus inside human bodies as it does outside on surfaces.
FILE - This Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas.(AP)
FILE - This Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas.(AP)

Donald Trump’s ‘game changer’ Hydroxychloroquine not effective against Covid-19: Study

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 05:08 PM IST
The scientists, including those from the University of South Carolina in the US, analysed the associations between the use of drugs hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and corresponding clinical outcomes.
Biden struck a conciliatory tone in his victory speech in Philadelphia. “I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless passion,” he said.(Reuters)
Biden struck a conciliatory tone in his victory speech in Philadelphia. “I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless passion,” he said.(Reuters)

Joe Biden extends lead over rival Bernie Sanders

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 12:22 AM IST
Biden also picked up Mississippi, Missouri and Idaho, continuing his winning spree from the South Carolina primaries.
US Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden(REUTERS)
US Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden(REUTERS)

Joe Biden wins four early states in solid super Tuesday start

Bloomberg | By Joe Sobczyk and Justin Sink
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Television networks declared Biden the winner in the three southern states shortly after polls closed, an indication that his victories there were decisive and could net him a large portion of the total available delegates.
Pete Buttigieg’s withdrawal is being seen as part of a larger attempt to consolidate the Democratic party’s moderates to stop Senator Bernie Sanders(REUTERS)
Pete Buttigieg’s withdrawal is being seen as part of a larger attempt to consolidate the Democratic party’s moderates to stop Senator Bernie Sanders(REUTERS)

Pete Buttigieg Drops Out of the US Democratic presidential race

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Pete Buttigieg, the two-term mayor of Indiana’s South Bend city, became the second Democrat running for the party’s presidential nomination to drop out of the race after a blow-out performance from former Vice-President Joe Biden in the South Carolina on Saturday with an emphatic win that’s overhauling the race.
Pete Buttigieg, a military veteran and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana ended his campaign on Sunday to be the Democratic nominee.(REUTERS)
Pete Buttigieg, a military veteran and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana ended his campaign on Sunday to be the Democratic nominee.(REUTERS)

Pete Buttigieg quits campaign, fellow Democrat Joe Biden back in US presidential race

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:02 AM IST
The 38-year-old Buttigieg’s surprise decision was set to shake up the race this coming week when 14 states vote on “Super Tuesday.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump wave the crowd, as they arrive for the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday.(ANI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump wave the crowd, as they arrive for the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday.(ANI photo)

‘May never be excited again about a crowd’: US President Trump on India visit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Donald Trump, while addressing a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, talked about the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, where tens of thousands of people turned up to hear him speak along with Prime Minister Modi.
The South Carolina primary was the first major test of the candidates’ appeal among black voters
The South Carolina primary was the first major test of the candidates’ appeal among black voters

Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary, ends Bernie Sanders’ winning streak

Columbia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 06:41 AM IST
Biden hopes the South Carolina victory will be enough to establish him as the clear alternative to Sanders as the race moves into a new phase.
Lana Sue Clayton was accused of poisoning her husband by lacing his drinking water with eye drops between July 19 and 21, 2018.(Representational Photo.)
Lana Sue Clayton was accused of poisoning her husband by lacing his drinking water with eye drops between July 19 and 21, 2018.(Representational Photo.)

US woman sentenced to 25 years for killing husband with eye drops

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 05:38 PM IST
In a plea deal, Lana Sue Clayton, 53, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Steven Clayton, 64, at their home in Clover, near Charlotte.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden hands a microphone to a questioner during a campaign event at Dartmouth College.(AP)
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden hands a microphone to a questioner during a campaign event at Dartmouth College.(AP)

Joe Biden on racism: Whites ‘can never fully understand’

Birmingham | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 07:01 AM IST
During his 20 minutes at the pulpit, Biden condemned institutional racism as the direct legacy of slavery and lamented that the nation has “never lived up to” the ideals of equality written into its founding documents.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attends the Islamic Society of North America's Convention in Houston, Texas, US.(Reuters)
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attends the Islamic Society of North America's Convention in Houston, Texas, US.(Reuters)

Bernie Sanders to take a break from campaigning to rest his voice

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 06:51 AM IST
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will return home following his appearance on Sunday at the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit” series.
Jessica Eldridge’s husband parked the car in their kitchen.(AP File Photo)
Jessica Eldridge’s husband parked the car in their kitchen.(AP File Photo)

Man parks car in kitchen so Hurricane Dorian won’t blow it away. See pics

Jacksonville | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:55 AM IST
Jessica Eldridge said her car was already parked in the garage. To avoid cleaning their garage out, her husband proposed to park it in the house.
Since being shared, the post captured the curiosity of many.(Facebook/@hhiseaturtle)
Since being shared, the post captured the curiosity of many.(Facebook/@hhiseaturtle)

Baby turtle with two heads spotted, named Squirt and Crush

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 01:12 PM IST
A nonprofit organisation named Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island took to Facebook to share the turtle’s image.
The video and the image left many shocked.(Facebook/Romulus McNeill)
The video and the image left many shocked.(Facebook/Romulus McNeill)

Man nearly gets struck by lightning. Scary moment captured on camera

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 03:19 PM IST
Romulus McNeill took to Facebook to share his scary experience.
Former Vice President and one of the Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden.(AFP PHOTO.)
Former Vice President and one of the Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden.(AFP PHOTO.)

To stem slide in polls, Biden apologises for remarks on segregationist lawmakers

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 10:28 PM IST
Harris had attacked Biden pointedly on the issue of working with segregationists and also accused him of opposing busing, a desegregation tool in the 1970s and 80s, at the party’s presidential debate on June 27, rendering the most severe blow yet to his invincibility as a frontrunner with a double-digit lead over everyone else in the polls.
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.The same jurors are deciding if he will get the death penalty or life in prison without parole.(AFP File Photo)
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.The same jurors are deciding if he will get the death penalty or life in prison without parole.(AFP File Photo)

Woman asks mercy for ex-husband who killed their five children

Columbia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 09:10 AM IST
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.
Strict new abortion laws passed in the southern state have prompted calls not only for a boycott of filming there -- but for a sex strike.(AFP file photo for representation)
Strict new abortion laws passed in the southern state have prompted calls not only for a boycott of filming there -- but for a sex strike.(AFP file photo for representation)

In abortion debates, female lawmakers recount their rapes

Columbus | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:46 PM IST
For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.
Caroline Wozniacki(AP)
Caroline Wozniacki(AP)

Wozniacki and Keys to meet for Charleston title

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 10:05 AM IST
Dane Wozniacki, showing confidence after a recent illness, defeated Martic 6-3 6-4 before American Keys turned back Monica Puig 6-4 6-0 in a semi-final that was delayed for more than an hour by rain.
Image for representation purpose only.(AP file photo)
Image for representation purpose only.(AP file photo)

Murdered South Carolina student may have thought car was her Uber ride: Police

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 11:06 AM IST
A South Carolina man has been charged in the murder of a University of South Carolina student who may have gotten into her killer’s car mistakenly believing that it was her Uber ride, police said.
Mega Millions officials said a ticket purchased in South Carolina matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. The massive jackpot is the world’s largest ever lottery grand prize.(Carolina lottery/Twitter Photo)
Mega Millions officials said a ticket purchased in South Carolina matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. The massive jackpot is the world’s largest ever lottery grand prize.(Carolina lottery/Twitter Photo)

Winner of world’s largest lottery prize of $1.6 billion in South Carolina might remain a mystery

Iowa | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 05:18 PM IST
Mega Millions officials said a ticket purchased in South Carolina matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. The massive jackpot is the world’s largest ever lottery grand prize.
People line up to enter a hurricane shelter at Trask Middle School in wilmington, North Carolina, on September 11, 2018.(AFP)
People line up to enter a hurricane shelter at Trask Middle School in wilmington, North Carolina, on September 11, 2018.(AFP)

Hurricane Florence: Residents told to ‘get out now’ as monstrous storm takes aim at Carolinas

Wrightsville Beach | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 09:49 PM IST
Highways clogged with people fleeing North and South Carolina early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern US as the biggest storm there in decades
The Surfside Beach Pier which still shows some of the damage from 2016 during Hurricane Matthew is pictured ahead of Hurricane Florence in Surfside Beach, South Carolina.(Reuters Photo)
The Surfside Beach Pier which still shows some of the damage from 2016 during Hurricane Matthew is pictured ahead of Hurricane Florence in Surfside Beach, South Carolina.(Reuters Photo)

Over a million asked to flee as Hurricane Florence hits US East Coast

Charleston | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 09:19 PM IST
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered as many as one million residents of the state’s eastern coast to leave their homes ahead of Hurricane Florence’s possible arrival on Thursday.
International Space Station photo by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of September 6, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
International Space Station photo by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of September 6, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Hurricane Florence approaches east US, set to become ‘extremely dangerous’ storm

Miami | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 09:37 AM IST
The states of North and South Carolina and Virginia – all potentially in Florence’s crosshairs – have already issued emergency declarations to help speed preparations.
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