Haley requests major disaster declaration, warns flooding "not over"

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday requested a major disaster declaration for the state after historic flooding that killed at least nine people in the state. "This is a state where all hands are on deck," Haley said at a noon news conference as heavy rain continued to pelt swamped regions of the state. Flash flood warnings have been extended to midweek.

The Latest: Graham talks about flooding on Senate floor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local): 6:45 p.m. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is speaking on the Senate floor about the devastating rain and flooding that have hit his state. Graham said Monday that everything bad that could happen had occurred with record rain and "the worst of nature.

Passenger Describes 'Heavy Thud' as Amtrak Train Derailed in Vermont

(NORTHFIELD, Vt.) -- An Amtrak passenger said he heard a "really heavy thud" as the train derailed over an embankment near Northfield, Vermont, this morning, injuring seven people. "The car was shaking from side to side and I could tell something was going off the tracks," Ian Turpin, 24, from Brooklyn, New York, told ABC News. Then the train screeched to a halt, he said. Train 55 -- the Vermonter -- was traveling from St.

Turkey Accuses Russia of Violating Airspace

(ISTANBUL) --  Russian airstrikes in Syria is causing a possible confrontation with a NATO ally. Turkey is accusing Russian warplanes of violating its airspace during aerial assaults on neighboring Syria. The country's foreign minsitry says that two Turkish planes patrolling the border forced a Russian aircraft to leave its airspace. Officials in Turkey are angered at the supposed incursion, and have summoned the Russian ambassador.

Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses. The hiring revealed Monday in a regulatory filing ends Twitter's three-month search for a new leader.

Denzel Washington on Son's Acting Career: 'He Doesn't Ask Anything from Me'

(WASHINGTON) -- When the Twitterverse recently discovered Ballers star John David Washington is, in fact, Denzel Washington's son, it freaked out. It's fair to say a lot of people were surprised to learn that he was the son of the two-time Oscar-winner.  Turns out John David wants to do things on his own.  "He doesn't ask for anything from me," Denzel Washington explained to  ABC News .

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Health

(WASHINGTON) --   Singing sensation Demi Lovato wants Congress to make mental health a top priority and she heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday to meet with members of Congress to raise awareness of mental illness. Earlier on Monday she spoke candidly at the National Alliance of Mental Health convention in Washington, D.C., about her own mental health struggles. The popular singer credited her friends and families for her recovery.