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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Taxpayers are spending more to settle claims for vehicles damaged and wrecked on South Carolina's crumbling roads. South Carolina has spent nearly $50 million since 2010 to settle lawsuits and claims for vehicle damage and injuries. Potholes are the biggest culprit.

(AP) - President Donald Trump's executive order seeking out new areas of the the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to achive its aims anytime soon. Trump signed the order Friday aimed at dismantling a component of former President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. But critics say they expect it will face a yearslong review and challenges in the courts.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against guards involved in a scuffle that resulted in the death of a man at a South Carolina hospital. Solicitor David Wagner announced his findings Friday after reviewing materials including security footage of the March 6 incident at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The head of the Democratic National Committee is the keynote speaker of a South Carolina Democratic Party fundraiser. Tom Perez will deliver the address at Friday night's inaugural Blue Palmetto Dinner at the Medallion Center in Columbia.

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