Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis is teaming up with a major credit card company to give tips on how to avoid identity theft.

Loftis is slated to talk about how identity theft in South Carolina increased 15 percent in from 2010 to 2011 at an event this afternoon at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 48-year-old man was found shot to death in a Columbia roadway. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts ways the man was pronounced dead at a hospital in downtown Columbia just after 4 o’clock yesterday morning.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prisons officials are headed to court today to defend a long-standing policy that segregates inmates who have tested positive for HIV. Alabama and South Carolina are the only states that segregate HIV-positive inmates.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Bond has been set at $15,000 for an Atlanta woman charged with threatening a South Carolina congressman. Authorities say U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy was parked outside a church Sept. 9 when Brackett approached and accused him of following her.

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