COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a chance to clean up from historic floods. "I would hate for her to see it like this.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon believes his new front tire changer can improve his pit crew and give Hendrick Motorsports some inside information on the competition. Nick Odell, considered one of the best tire changers in NASCAR, was released from Joe Gibbs Racing after the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He was immediately pursued by nearly every top Sprint Cup team, and settled on Hendrick Motorsports.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local): 5:45 p.m. South Carolina officials have reopened part of Interstate 95 for local traffic, but people driving through on the main highway along the East Coast are still being sent on a 168-mile detour. The interstate has been closed for three days because of flooding.
(MCLEAN, Va.) -- Parents in a Virginia suburb are protesting the opening of a gun store due to its proximity to a local elementary school. Some students at Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia, can spot Nova Firearms right outside classroom windows and their parents argue the gun store's location is sending the wrong message, especially at a time when there have been a number of high-profile incidents around the country involving gun violence.
(SYDNEY) -- Police in Sydney, Australia have made a series of anti-terror raids after a police employee was shot dead by a teenage gunman. At least 5 people have been arrested and it's believed the raids are related to the Friday shooting of a civilian police employee by a 15 year old youth at point blank range outside police headquarters in Sydney. The teenage gunman was shot dead by officers who responded to the attack.
(LOS ANGELES) -- A California resident is giving football fans a creative way to cheer on their favorite team: through painted lawn logos. Fontana resident Randolph Phillips started this side business in 2009 when the Saints went to the Super Bowl, he told ABC News Tuesday. Phillips was living in Louisiana at the time and painted his first logo on his own front lawn.
(NEW YORK) -- Allegations of "insider trading" in the increasingly lucrative fantasy sports world are drawing attention to whether the industry should be more closely regulated. Last week, an employee of fantasy sports company DraftKings admitted to accidentally releasing NFL data before the start of the third week of N.F.L. football games. That same week, the employee won $350,000 at rival fantasy sports website FanDuel.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cybercrime costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas amid a slew of high-profile breaches, according to research released Tuesday. A sixth-annual study by the Ponemon Institute pegged the average annual cost of cybercrime per large U.S. company at $15.4 million. That's up 19 percent from $12.7 million a year ago. It also represents an 82 percent jump from Ponemon's inaugural study six years ago.
(NEW YORK) -- Twilight fans who declared themselves "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob" will have to rename their allegiance, thanks to nearly 400 pages of bonus content released Tuesday from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer in honor of the popular book series' 10th anniversary. In the new anniversary material, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined , the gender roles of the series' main characters are reversed, turning Edward into Edythe and Jacob into Julie.
(WASHINGTON) -- The House conservatives who helped force Speaker John Boehner's early retirement will hear from the candidates looking to succeed the Ohio Republican. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., and House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, are set to address a number of House conservative groups, including the House Freedom Caucus and Tea Party Caucus, at a Monday evening forum held after votes.