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Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay dies in Gulf of Mexico plane crash

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay delivers against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Coaches: Trump should invite South Carolina to White House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Stephanie White says it is a “slap in the face” to the Gamecocks that South Carolina still is waiting for an invitation to the White House as the national women’s basketball champions.

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley answers questions during the Southeastern Conference women’s NCAA college basketball media day Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Las Vegas attack is deadliest shooting in modern US history

At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 wounded when a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher)

5th person dies from injuries following Hurricane Irma

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Public safety officials in South Carolina say a fifth person has died from injuries suffered during Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma/National Weather Service

Total solar eclipse marks state’s largest tourism event

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Last month’s eclipse saw at least 1.6 million people travel to or within South Carolina, making it the largest single tourism event in the state’s history.

Pedestrians walk by a flooded car on a street as Tropical Storm Irma hits Charleston, S.C., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

The Latest: Big tree falls on building owned by SC governor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Irma (all times local):

Cory Donoher pulls Linda DeWalt and her dogs on his kayak down a street in Jacksonville, Fla., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, after it was flooded from the Ortega River when Hurricane Irma passed over the region. (Dede Smith/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Irma spreads rain, high winds to Southeast

MIAMI (AP) — Once-fearsome Hurricane Irma weakened Monday to a still-dangerous tropical storm as it spread high winds and rain across the Southeast, one day after engulfing most of the Florida peninsula. Both of Florida’s coasts were pounded by storm surges, thousands of its residents remain in shelters and millions of homes and businesses around several states are without power.

Pedestrians try to walk as waves crash at The Battery as Tropical Storm Irma hits Charleston, S.C., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

South Carolina officials watching Hurricane Irma’s approach

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Emergency officials in South Carolina are warning residents to remain alert as Hurricane Irma approaches.

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida by the weekend.

Men load recently purchased wood panels to be used for boarding up windows in preparation for Hurricane Irma, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Want to help? Here’s how to give in Harvey’s wake

NEW YORK (AP) — Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated South Texas and on Wednesday hit southwestern Louisiana. At least 18 people have died, and countless residents are displaced from their homes.

Volunteer Elizabeth Haley organizes boxes of infant diapers donated for hurricane Harvey victims at a North Dallas donation drop off location, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Latest: Houston to open up at least 2 more big shelters

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local):

Lupe Tijerina, left, and Andy Guerra, center, and Felix Tijerina, right, work to salvage items from their family home that was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Group says South Carolina DUI video law is too complicated

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s drunken driving laws are tilted too far in favor of people who drive under the influence and that shows up in the willingness of authorities to take plea bargains to lesser charges, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

College football on Facebook: Site to stream 15 games in ‘17

Facebook has struck a deal for exclusive rights to live stream 15 college football games this season, beginning next week.

Official: Those rescued not getting to shelters

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local):

Wilford Martinez, right, is rescued from his flooded car by Harris County Sheriff’s Department Richard Wagner along Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest: Hostage situation over; gunman wounded

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on shooting and hostage situation in Charleston, S.C. (all times local):

Police gather near the scene of a reported shooting in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, Aug.24, 2017. Authorities say a disgruntled employee shot one person and is holding hostages in a restaurant in an area that is popular with tourists. Mayor John Tecklenburg said at a news conference that the shooting was not an act of terrorism or racism. (Grace Beahm Alford /The Post And Courier via AP)

Fired dishwasher shoots chef; takes hostages in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A fired dishwasher shot a chef and was holding a “small number” of people hostage at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy area of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday, authorities and one of the restaurant’s owners said.

Police gather near the scene of a reported shooting in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday, Aug.24, 2017. Authorities say a disgruntled employee shot one person and is holding hostages in a restaurant in an area that is popular with tourists. Mayor John Tecklenburg said at a news conference that the shooting was not an act of terrorism or racism. (Grace Beahm Alford /The Post And Courier via AP)

Mayor: Angry worker shoots 1, holds hostages in restaurant

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An angry employee shot one person Thursday and was holding “a couple” of others hostage at a crowded restaurant during lunchtime in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, authorities said.

The Latest: Charleston Mayor: 1 shot, hostages being held

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on shooting and hostage situation in Charleston, S.C. (all times local):