Here are the Starting 5, the five essential pieces of news that you should know about.
It was the first claim of its kind to be filed since the president signed the executive order.
The swarm of male shrimp were killed in a "mass mortality" event during the time of the dinosaurs.
The winning ticket was purchased from an Enmarket convenient store in Orangeburg.
Lt. Brian Tate, a Columbia Police Department veteran is being probed for pillorying homeless people and slighting races while calling out gang violence as a consequence for the Confederacy's defeat in the Civil War.
When approached, the dog was "barking and lunging on the leash."
Women—including those who slept for seven to nine hours a night—are significantly more likely to have elevated blood pressure.
Gregory Katsas had his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
The Columbia alumnus, who was accused of sexual assault, had filed the lawsuit more than two years ago.
Princeton, Columbia, Harvard, Amherst and Washington University in St. Louis have suspended men's teams or players from competing because of lewd messages that athletes allegedly exchanged.
The singer's lawyer says her Emmy-nominated HBO special doesn't bear infringing similarities to a short film.
Nayla Kidd was attempting to start a new life in Brooklyn days after she was reported missing from the Ivy League school.
Additional winners include 'The Sympathizer' by Viet Thanh Nguyen in fiction and the Associated Press in the public service journalism category.
It would be a grave mistake for the U.S. to fail to invest in the peace as it has in pursuing counter-narcotics goals.
Researchers say the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the landslides it caused paint a picture of what may happen in the Pacific Northwest, from California to British Columbia.
Because of federal probes, the South Carolina solicitor says he cannot now bring a case.
Allegations of sexual assault on campus are at record levels, as are lawsuits from the accused, including Paul Nungesser, claiming schools discriminated against them based on gender.
It wasn't Charleston that experienced the worst flooding.
The annual Best Colleges rankings came out September 9.
A study found that new HIV infections related to injected drug use dropped 70 percent after the federal government allowed Washington, D.C., to fund syringe exchange programs.
The Klan affiliate is urging supporters: "If you're white and proud, join the crowd."
Angry crowds marched on the Statehouse to demand the flag be taken down on Saturday.
A 15-year-old compromise in a decades-long fight makes moving the flag a daunting legislative task.
Historian calls out the state on Twitter for honoring the flag after a suspected hate crime.
Emma Sulkowicz is continuing her work after graduating.