Runners find 26-plus miles of fun

...marathon."I have done a 16-mile leg of the Klondike before," Mesdag said. "So I figured, what is 10 more miles?"Nikki Lynch, from Centrahoma, Oklahoma, was running her first marathon."Just to do one," Lynch said.Lynch graduated from...
Black official 'overwhelmed' by viral photo response

...South Carolina," Smith recalled.Both demonstrators they escorted were treated inside by local emergency workers.Gov. Nikki Haley's spokesman, Rob Godfrey, was on the Statehouse portico observing when he snapped a cellphone photo of Smith helping...
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South Carolina gov: Confederate flag comes down today

...Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag...of nine African-Americans at a church Bible study, Gov. Nikki Haley praised lawmakers for acknowledging that the long-celebrated...
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S. Carolina Senate gives final OK to flag removal

...Wednesday on the bill to take down the flag and its pole and send the banner to the state's Confederate Relic Room. Gov. Nikki Haley and business leaders support the proposal.To stress the chamber's unity after Tuesday's 36-3 vote, senators invited...
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New charges in Charleston shooting: Attempted murder

...violence. Survivors told police he hurled racial insults during the attack.After Roof's arrest, Republicans including Gov. Nikki Haley and both of the state's U.S. senators called for the flag's removal. The massacre made taking down the flag...
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S. Carolina lawmakers vote to debate flag

...the South, saying change is imperative after police said nine black churchgoers were slain in a hate crime.Prodded by Gov. Nikki Haley's call the day before to move the flag to a museum, lawmakers approved a measure enabling a flag debate by a vote of...
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Confederate heritage group loses its Southern influence

...photographs of the suspect displaying Confederate symbols made it easy for Republicans to break away.South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley spent an intense weekend consulting with party leaders before urging her state's lawmakers to remove the rebel banner...
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Survey: Confederate flag push hits key milestone in S. Carolina

...suspect in the shooting, Dylann Storm Roof, was shown in photographs brandishing the flag as a symbol of hate.Republican Gov. Nikki Haley called on legislators a week ago to send the battle flag to a museum.While the flag for many South Carolinians stands...
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NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

...else."NASCAR took a stance on the Confederate flag after last month's South Carolina church massacre. It backed Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove it from the Statehouse grounds and noted it doesn't allow the flag on anything it sanctions. The...
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Hundreds attend funerals for church shooting victims

...Friday for Emanuel's lead pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, where President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy.Gov. Nikki Haley eulogized Coleman-Singleton, commending her desire to help others.Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton attended...
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