Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This month, Gov. Nikki Haley is drawing South Carolinians’ attention to cancers affecting children. Haley has proclaimed September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.” Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease of children and adolescents in the U.S. WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — An ex-Secret Service has received a five-year prison sentence for plotting to kidnap a retired judge. James Bartee was sentenced yesterday after an Oconee County jury convicted him of solicitation to commit a felony. Bartee was also sentenced to probation. His lawyer says he will appeal. GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s convinced that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. Graham told reporters in Goose Creek yesterday that taking action against Syria in response is not a question of yes or no, but rather a question of bad or worse choices. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state panel has approved a one-year pilot program to deal with health coverage for thousands of workers at the Medical University of South Carolina. The plan approved by the state Budget and Control Board would create a “patient-centered medical home” for the university’s 18,000 employees.