Sanford opponent wants to avoid Armageddon by finding ‘Planet B’

Democratic 1st District candidate Dimitri Cherny says humankind needs a backup plan should NASA scientists discover an object barreling toward Earth, bringing annihilation with it. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford’s general election opponent suggests using the United State’s defense spending to work on finding ‘Planet B,’ in case climate change or an incoming asteroid threaten life as we know it.

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Father, daughter killed; Richland deputies investigating

Deputies are investigating a Saturday morning shooting on Brandon Hall Road that left two people dead.
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Father, daughter killed; Richland deputies investigating 0:53

Father, daughter killed; Richland deputies investigating

Postgame reaction: Ridge View's last-second win over Blythewood 2:44

Postgame reaction: Ridge View's last-second win over Blythewood

Richland Northeast beats Swansea 55-7 0:57

Richland Northeast beats Swansea 55-7

Robber uses handgun in Garners Ferry 1:25

Robber uses handgun in Garners Ferry