The USC women’s basketball team earned the top seed in the Greensboro regional during Monday night’s women’s NCAA tournament selection. They’ll host the early rounds in Columbia, with the first match-up against Savannah State set to tip off on Friday. Source: SB Nation,

Charleston state Rep. Chip Limehouse is renewing the state legislature’s fight against sharia law in South Carolina, a traditional form of governance in Muslim communities. Limehouse says he doesn’t know of any instance where the law has been used in S.C., but also says, “you can’t predict the future.” Source: HuffPost, P&C

Four bills have been introduced in the Statehouse that seek to side-step federal rulings deeming same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. Source: Greenville News

A bill passed by the state House, currently before the state Senate, would allow government agencies to take legal action against citizens who file requests that they believe qualify as “unduly burdensone” or “overly broad,” though those specific terms aren’t defined in the legislation. Source: The Nerve

Carnival Cruise Lines announced on Monday that it will add five departures in 2016 for its Carnival Sunshine cruise ship in addition to the departures by Fantasy, which is based in the Holy City. Source: P&C

AOL co-founder and tech entrepreneur Steve Case says he’ll visit Charleston on May 6 to choose a local startup for a $100,000 investment as part of a tour to support growing entrepreneurial communities. Source: CRBJ

Boeing receives more state and local tax subsidies than any other company, according to one watchdog group, due in part to $1 billion in S.C. taxpayer money committed to the aerospace company as part of the pitch for the North Charleston 787 plant, combined with another $12 billion from Washington. A Machinists vote in non-union S.C., which has given the company leverage in dealing with labor unions, is now on the table after the IAM filed the necessary paperwork with the NLRB on Monday. Gov. Nikki Haley says she’ll fight the workers’ efforts to unionize. Source: McClatchy, WSJ, AP

Boeing announced today that it shipped its first 787-9 airplane, a slightly-larger version of the original 787 Dreamliner.

State and federal forestry agencies have hired hunters as part of a trial program to thin the droves of wild hogs, which DNR says they want out of state-managed forests. Source: AP, P&C

Former Democratic candidate for secretary of state and longtime Riley aide Ginny Deerin announced on Monday that she’s officially entering this fall’s election for Mayor of Charleston, becoming the fifth candidate and first woman to enter the race. Source: P&C