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CHARLESTON — Former Gov. Mark Sanford won his old seat in South Carolina's 1st District last month last month in a campaign in which candidates and outside groups spent about $7.3 million. Sanford, coming back from the scandal of an extramarital affair that derailed his political career, was outspent but still defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch to win the congressional seat he held for three terms in the 1990s. By Bruce Smith.
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RICHMOND, Va. — A second federal appeals court has struck down a rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Friday that the National Labor Relations Board exceeded its authority when it ordered businesses to display an 11-by-17-inch notice in a prominent location explaining workers' rights to join a union and bargain collectively to improve wages and working conditions. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States and South Carolina Chamber of Commerce challenged the rule.
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SPARTANBURG — A second Spartanburg man has been sentenced in what authorities have called a plot to randomly shoot at and kill people. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports (http://bit.ly/11FllND ) that a judge on Thursday sentenced Mattison Tyler Schomer to serve 10 years in prison. The 18-year-old previously pleaded no contest to three counts of attempted murder.
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PARIS — Airbus sent a new wide-body plane into the skies Friday that sets the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing - with consequences for jobs, airlines' investments and the reputations of the powerful plane makers. After years of delays and a revamp that cost billions, the A350 cruised for four hours in partly cloudy skies above Toulouse in southern France. The flight marks a key step on the path to full certification for the jet, which can carry between 250 and 400 passengers and is the European aircraft-maker's best hope for catching up in a long-haul market dominated by Boeing's 777 and the 787, known as the Dreamliner. By Lori Hinnant
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— DRUNK DRIVING TIPSTERS, from COLUMBIA — Tipsters who report drunken drivers in Columbia can get a $100 reward under a new initiative. New. Moved as an APNewsNow.
— MISSING TEEN-POOL, from ELGIN — Kershaw County authorities say an autistic teen-ager drowned in a swimming pool near the school where he lived. New. Moved as an APNewsNow.
— SC BUDGET, from COLUMBIA — A legislative panel working on a budget compromise has agreed to keep South Carolina's two state planes but not let colleges use them for athletic recruiting. Moved as an APNewsNow. May be updated.
— PAROLE BOARD, from COLUMBIA— South Carolina lawmakers have confirmed the appointments of two members to the state's Board of Paroles and Pardons. Moved as APNewsNow.
— HOWARD'S ROCK, from CLEMSON — Clemson police continue to investigate the vandalism to Howard's Rock, the touchstone that the Tigers rub before heading down into Death Valley before each home football game. Moved as APNewsNow.
— I-77 CRASH, from ROCK HILL — Two people are dead after a wreck on Interstate 77 in York County. Moved as APNewsNow.
— TODDLER DEAD, from EASLEY — Authorities say a toddler has died following an accident at a swimming pool in Pickens County. Moved as APNewsNow.
— VETERANS FUNERAL, from FLORENCE — Four veterans whose remains were unclaimed have been buried at the Florence National Cemetery. Moved as APNewsNow.
— TODDLER DEATH, from BEAUFORT — The South Carolina Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a Beaufort woman serving 35 years for homicide by child abuse. Moved as APNewsNow.
— ANDREA DEATH, from NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Surfers along South Carolina's Grand Strand have honored the memory of a surfer lost last week in the winds and waves of Tropical Storm Andrea. Moved as APNewsNow.
— MARINE HAZING, from BEAUFORT — The Marine Corps says that two staff noncommissioned officers have been charged in a hazing incident at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort. Moved as APNewsNow.
— FLAG DAY-COAST, from CHARLESTON — Several Flag Day events are being held in the Charleston area. Moved as APNewsNow.
— FOOD POLICY MEETING, from WEST COLUMBIA — Food policy leaders in South Carolina are getting together to share ideas and talk about what issues need attention in terms of how the state eats. Moved as APNewsNow.
— NEW WARDEN, from RIDGEVILLE — A new warden is officially taking over command of a maximum-security prison that houses South Carolina's death row. Moved as APNewsNow.
— SENIORS FARMERS MARKET, from COLUMBIA — Some South Carolina senior citizens can get help buying some healthy food this summer. Moved as APNewsNow.
— BOOKER T WASHINGTON-USC, from COLUMBIA — The University of South Carolina is marking the renovation of Booker T. Washington High School, once the largest public high school for blacks in the state. Moved as APNewsNow.
— MARINE-ORDNANCE, from MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT — Marines at the Beaufort Air Station are warning residents nearby that they will be conducting training to safely dispose of weapons and ordnance. Moved as APNewsNow.
— MCCONNELL-SENIOR CENTER, from CHESNEE — Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell is traveling to the Upstate for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new senior center. Moved as APNewsNow.
— MIDSHIPMEN VISIT, from CHARLESTON — Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy are arriving by sail and making a visit to Charleston. Moved as APNewsNow.