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Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year's election, when U.S. intelligence agencies fear even worse problems.

Trump says he was not told that Russia was helping Sanders WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Sunday that he has never been briefed about Russian efforts to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic presidential nomination and he accused the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of leaking election security information from a classified briefing.

Emergency goalie David Ayres headed to Carolina Emergency goalie is Canes' new hero. Emergency goalie David Ayres headed to Carolina. Gold: 'Ayres will forever be remembered as a Hurricanes legend' AP Source: Greg Olsen agrees to 1-year deal with Seahawks. Yard sale to benefit Humane Society will feature items from former Panthers coach.

US 'honor roll' of historic places often ignores slavery - Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places - but don't look for many mentions of slavery in the government's official record of places with historic significance.

Vaping addiction summit to educate parents, teens - ABC Columbia Image: Lexington School District One Lexington, SC — As more news is released into vaping injuries, and in some cases death, Lexington School District One is hosting a vaping summit. Organizers say the event will provide bith parents and teens an in depth look into the potential dangers of vaping.

Newberry man missing from Dreher Island State Park - ABC Columbia NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC - Newberry County Emergency Services and the Sheriff’s Office are looking for a missing man last seen at Dreher Island State Park. The man was in the primitive camp sites of the state park located outside of Prosperity, SC on Lake Murray.

Tigers sweep Stony Brook with 3-1 win - ABC Columbia Pinch-hitter Bryar Hawkins drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning to score the go-ahead run in Clemson’s 3-1 victory over Stony Brook at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Motorcyclist, passenger killed in Fayetteville crash - A motorcyclist and passenger were killed in a Fayetteville crash on Sunday, police said. Officers responded to Bunce Road and St Louis Street around 5:20 p.m. An SUV and the motorcycle were both traveling on Bunce Road but in different directions when they crashed, police said.

2 men shot near Durham bank 2 men shot near Durham bank. From government shutdown to business owner: Why a Durham mom launched Bright Black. Cary has NC's only 5-star hotel, spa, restaurant. Damage done to restaurant after woman runs vehicle into it then hits another vehicle. DRAUGHON DRAWS: Intimidation or discrimination at the polls.

Gamecock Baseball Drops Extra-Inning Contest to Northwestern - ABC Columbia Andrew Eyster had two hits to lead the Carolina offense, while Noah Campbell drove in three. On the mound, Brannon Jordan struck out nine and allowed just two hits and two runs in six innings of work.

Gamecock clinch out-right SEC regular season title with win over Kentucky - ABC Columbia Carolina improves to 27-1 with today's win, and extends the nation's longest winning streak this season to 21 consecutive games. This win was also the 300th for head coach Dawn Staley in her time leading the Gamecocks.

Seeding Sunday: NCHSAA releases preliminary basketball playoff brackets High School Athletic Association has released the final state playoff brackets for boys and girls basketball. The NCHSAA will set a deadline of 4:30 p.m. for corrections to be reported on the preliminary brackets. After that deadline passes, the NCHSAA will release finalized playoff brackets.

Tennessee toddler still missing after suspects, vehicle found - An Amber Alert out of Tennessee has ties to North Carolina, as the suspects and missing vehicle were discovered in Wilkes County on Friday night. The 15-month-old little girl who hasn't been seen in nearly two months was reported missing this week.

Silver Alert issued for man last seen in Chapel Hill - A Silver Alert was issued for a man last seen in Chapel Hill. Hasan Yaseen Abdalla Abdur-Rahman, 29, is believed to suffer from a cognitive impairment. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes.

Skeptic of world being round dies in California rocket crash - A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth. "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed on Saturday afternoon after his rocket crashed on private property near Barstow, California.

Suspect sought after three killed in Bladen home Suspect sought after three killed in Bladen home. Moderates hustle to blunt Sanders' momentum after Nevada win. UNC-CH student adjusting to role as 'Roofie girl,' advocate for sex assault victims. Cary has NC's only 5-star hotel, spa, restaurant. Damage done to restaurant after woman runs vehicle into it then hits another vehicle.

Zamboni driver, 42, gets win as emergency goalie for Canes TORONTO - David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury. The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half-dressed into his gear on the off-chance something might happen to Carolina's second option, Petr Mrazek.

Tom Steyer qualifies for South Carolina Democratic debate ahead of primary News may concern Joe Biden, who is seeking victory in first southern state to vote.

Head to the 11th annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival March 5-8 Primary John Legend will rally for Elizabeth Warren at Charleston Music Hall ahead of primary CofC alum Joe Chealey signs 10-day contract with Charlotte Hornets Trump will return to campaign in North Charleston on the eve of the Democratic primary Martin Luther King III, former Flint mayor on environmental justice panel in N.

UNC-CH student adjusting to role as 'Roofie girl,' advocate for sex assault victims Beasley and McGuirk stayed in touch; he told her he wanted to write a bill in 2019 to make chemical assault a crime on its own. In March 2019, Beasley sent McGuirk the bill - what would become House Bill 393 - to look over.

Crash, downed traffic lights shut down New Bern Avenue - New Bern Avenue in east Raleigh was shut down in both directions Sunday morning following a crash. Police said a car went out of control on Trawick Road and slammed into a pole supporting traffic lights at the intersection, knocking the lights into the roadway.

Suspect sought after three killed in Bladen shooting - Authorities were searching Sunday for a Bladen County man after three people were killed in a Clarkton home. The shooting occurred at about 1:30 a.m. at 71 Tina Lane, according to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office. A 911 caller reported that a man had entered the home, opened fire and left.

Exodus: how a movement of black people is reshaping South Carolina politics A reverse migration of black Americans back to the south is reshaping voting blocs and making Democratic races more competitive.

Top-ranked Gamecocks have championship opportunity at No. 14 Kentucky South Carolina, in what's shaping to be a special season, can earn the first of several titles on Sunday.

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