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Mother confronts kidnapper who stole her baby 20 years ago

SOUTH CAROLINA: A woman whose newborn baby was kidnapped 20 years ago was finally reunited with the child, told the judge to show no mercy to the kidnapper. Shanara Mobley the mother said that she was just 16-year-old when the accused Gloria Williams had she took Kamiyah Mobley (now 20) when she was just eight hours old. Shanara broke down in tears during her testimony in court saying; ‘It doesn’t heal now, I am still hurting. When you’re reaching out to my child – I am your mother Kamiyah,’ she shouted into the…

At least two dead, 50 injured in US train wreck

An Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring at least 50, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter. The train with 139 passengers and eight crew members aboard was traveling between New York and Miami when it collided with the freight train and derailed, Amtrak said in a statement. “Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 a.m. in Cayce, South…

VIDEO: Bizarre orange alligator spotted in US state, named ‘Trump-a-gator’

CAROLINA: An alligator was sighted in a South Carolina neighborhood having an unusual orange colour, thus baffling the residents. The gator has been nicknamed by local residents as "Rusty" and the "Trump-a-gator" due to its unusual orange shade. The alligator, estimated at 4-5 feet long, has become famous on social media after local residents photographed it swimming in the retention ponds at Tanner Plantation in Hanahan. Herpetologist Josh Zalabak offered one possible explanation for the unusual coloring of the…

Trump picks foreign policy novice for top UN post

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump on Wednesday named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a former critic with little foreign policy experience, as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at a time of uncertainty over America's international role under his presidency. Haley, one of two women chosen so far for a job in Trump's Cabinet, is "a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage," the Republican president-elect said in a statement. Trump…

Six-year-old boy shot at South Carolina school dies from wound

COLUMBIA: A 6-year-old South Carolina boy wounded in a schoolyard shooting died on Saturday, a coroner said, a day after a teenage suspect was charged with murdering his own father and wounding the boy, a teacher and another student. The boy, Jacob Hall, was shot on Wednesday at Townville Elementary School in Townville, South Carolina after the 14-year-old suspect is alleged to have crashed his pickup truck into a fence around the school and opened fire. "Unfortunately he's lost the battle, at 12:56 p.m. today" at a…