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.

North Carolina legislation answers local fracking moratoria

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The final bill approved by the North Carolina General Assembly before it went home this year included language stopping local governments from trying to delay or restrict a new form of natural gas drilling in their backyards. Last week's legislation is designed to reinforce a ban on cities and counties from ordinances that prohibit directly or indirectly hydraulic fracturing. It says local regulations are invalidated and unenforceable. Sen.

The Latest: College gets bottled water, portable toilets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Officials at the University of South Carolina are bringing in bottled water and portable restrooms to help take care of the 31,000 students who attend the school's main campus in the flooded capital city of Columbia. The city has warned all residents to boil water before using it for drinking or cooking.

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 in Northfield, Vermont, Monday morning, sending seven people to the hospital. "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.

Miami Dolphins Dismiss Head Coach Joe Philbin

(MIAMI) -- After getting off to a 1-3 start this season, the Miami Dolphins announced on Monday that it has dismissed its head coach, Joe Philbin. "This was a tough decision for me to make knowing how tirelessly Joe worked in his four years here to make this a winning team.

Tony Goldwyn Reveals How It Feels to Both Star in and Direct "Scandal"

(NEW YORK) -- When  Scandal  premiered last Thursday, star Tony Goldwyn served double-duty: Not only did he act, he also directed the episode. The actor explained how difficult it was to do both at the same time, especially with co-star Kerry Washington. "It's a challenge, but it's really fun," he admitted on Monday's  Good Morning America .  "You know, I have tons of support.

Hillary Clinton Tears Up While Unveiling Gun Control Plan

(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- Less than one week after the deadly shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Hillary Clinton on Monday unveiled a series of gun control measures she would enact as president, including renewed calls for universal background checks and a crackdown on the sale of guns on the Internet.