WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, has been at the center of the last two government shutdowns, first as a GOP lawmaker and then as director of the Office of Management of Budget. In 2013, he was among a faction on the hard right that bullied GOP leaders into a shutdown by insisting on lacing a spending bill with provisions designed to cripple the Affordable Care Act. Now he's faulting Democrats for seeking to use the very kind of leverage he failed to exploit back then.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities in South Carolina say a teenager from Florida was killed when a boulder rolled down a hill and killed him while he was climbing near some falls. Greenville County Senior Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler said 18-year-old Jacob Bridges Acker of Neptune Beach, Florida, was climbing near Wildcat Branch Falls on Friday when a large boulder shifted, rolled down a hill and killed him. It's believed the boulder weighed at least 1,000 pounds.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found inside a South Carolina home. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger described the deaths as violent in nature, but provided no further details. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said the bodies were found after deputies went to a home around 6 a.m. on Saturday. Deputies say they haven't determined if this was an isolated incident.
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school district has sued an insurance brokerage and several insurance companies, saying the district was sold excessive policies and charged too much. The Berkeley County School District sued in U.S. District Court asking for more than $42 million from its former chief financial officer, two men at the Charlotte brokerage and several insurance companies.
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