Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm. Even as the rain tapered off, officials warned of the likelihood of new evacuations -- such as one ordered Monday afternoon in one of two towns east of downtown Columbia where two dams were breached.

Hilton Head Island GOP booster criticized for remarks

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- The leader of a Republican group on Hilton Head Island has been criticized for his criticism of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported ( that Tom Hatfield criticized Graham for canceling a planned visit for the First Monday Republican Lunch Group that Hatfield moderates.

Dams Breached, Bridges Collapse Amid South Carolina Flooding

(NEW YORK) -- While rain has stopped falling in South Carolina, the deadly storm continues to bring devastation, with numerous dams breached and damage expected to top $1 billion. Numerous dams have been breached, bridges collapsed and hundreds of roads were inundated with floodwaters, causing emergency evacuations. President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for federal aid to help with recovery efforts, and more than 1,300 National Guard members have been deployed in the state.

Father in Italy Sentenced for Reprimanding Son

(ROME, Italy) -- A court in northern Italy has given a father a one year, four month suspended sentence for the psychological mistreatment of his video game-addicted son. The father apparently berated his son, calling him a lazy ne'er do well and even threw his computer out the window. The 55-year-old fisher told the court he was at his wits' end because his son had failed high school three times.

Stephen and Ayesha Curry: Inside Our Whirlwind Life

(NEW YORK) -- Ayesha Alexander didn't know anything about basketball when she finally went to her first game at the age of 19. Alexander had started dating the star player at a small school in North Carolina and wanted to see what all the fuss was about, while showing her support.

Top EU court rules data sharing pact with US invalid

LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union's highest court struck a big blow Tuesday against Facebook and other companies by ruling that a long-running pact allowing the free transfer of data to the U.S. is invalid as it does not adequately protect consumers. The verdict could have far-reaching implications for companies operating in Europe.

Jared Leto Launching Online Interview Series, "Beyond the Horizon"

(NEW YORK) -- Jared Leto is adding "online talk show host" to his eclectic resume. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman is launching  Beyond the Horizon , an online interview series that will tackle "in-depth stories that inspire and fascinate viewers across the globe."  " Beyond the Horizon  has been an incredible journey," Leto says.

Python Attacks Reptile Shop Owner

(NEWPORT, Ky.) -- A large python attacked a man at a reptile shop in Newport, Kentucky on Monday. The shop's owner, Terry Wilkins, is in critical condition after a 20-foot, 125 pound python attacked and wrapped itself around him, reports ABC News affiliate WCPO-TV . When police officers arrived at the scene, one of the officers was able to unwrap the snake from Wilkins and was able to get it back into a cage.