COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier has told South Carolina players he is retiring, leaving fans of the Gamecocks and college football wondering why now. A person close to the situation said Tuesday that South Carolina co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Shawn Elliott will be the interim Gamecocks coach the remainder of the season.
SANFORD, N.C. (AP) -- An automotive manufacturer is expanding its operation in Sanford and will add 76 jobs in the few years. The governor's office said Monday that Magneti Marelli Powertrain said it will invest $12 million to expand its Lee County plant. The company designs, develops and manufactures engine and transmission parts for cars, motorbikes and light vehicles.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that he made the decision to resign as South Carolina's head coach because the team was heading in the wrong direction. "We've slipped. It's my fault. I'm the head coach," he told a news conference.
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- A fire chief choked back tears Tuesday morning as he identified the two veteran firefighters who died while fighting a blaze at an apartment building in Kansas City, Missouri, Monday night. The killed firefighters were Larry Leggio, a 17-year veteran, and John Mesh, a 13-year veteran, Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi said at a news conference Tuesday morning, his voice trembling as he spoke.
(NEW YORK) -- A formal investigation into last year's deadly crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane revealed that officials believe it was shot down by a warhead mounted on a Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile. The theory that Russian fighters were to blame for the July 2014 crash, which killed all 298 people on board, has been the leading theory for months, but Tuesday's announcement comes from an independent investigation led by Dutch officials.
(BOSTON) -- Superstar quarterback Tom Brady swears by his personal trainer and business partner, Alex Guerrero. Brady credits Guerrero for helping to keep him on the field. And the four-time Super Bowl champion is standing by his fitness guru, amid a Boston magazine report about Guerrero's past, that the Federal Trade Commission sued Guerrero over his false claims about dietary supplements in an infomercial.
(NEW YORK) -- SABMiller has agreed in principal to a takeover offer by Anheuser Busch InBev, potentially creating the world's biggest beer company. After a month of offers, the two beer makers appear to have settled on a figure over $100 billion, with U.K.-based SABMiller shares being valued at 44 pounds -- up about 6 pounds from when the takeover talks started.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money. The cutbacks announced Tuesday could equate to about 8 percent of Twitter's workforce of 4,100 people.
(NEW YORK) -- Jack Black and the other stars of the big-screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's beloved comedy/horror book series Goosebumps walked the red carpet at the Monday night premiere at New York City's AMC Empire 25. Black, who mugged for the paparazzi, says his two sons, Sammy and Thomas, were a "large part of the impetus" for him taking the project, in which he plays a fictionalized, younger version of Stine.
(LAS VEGAS) -- It's finally here -- the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates are just hours away from their first debate, and the pressure is on. Five candidates are meeting Tuesday night under the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip, but it's up to them to make sure the event isn't lackluster. Democrats need to show they can bring as much excitement, energy and passion to the race as Republicans.