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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding, and in a cruel twist, thousands of residents faced the prospect of going days without running water. The governor warned communities downstream, near the low-lying coast, that they may still see rising water and to be prepared for more evacuations.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(NEW YORK) -- Stock markets rose at Monday's close, along with the price of oil. The market led higher, by gains in the energy sector as the price of crude oil rose nearly two percent to $46 dollars and change. The Dow gained 304 points while the NASDAQ went up 73 points and the S&P picked up nearly 36. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio.
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.
(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 .
(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.
(NEW YORK) -- General Mills said that it's recalling some Cheerios cereal products, because some boxes may be mislabeled gluten-free that contain wheat. The company said Monday that it's voluntarily recalling Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios products made at its facility in Lodi, California, due to an incident that allowed wheat flour to enter its gluten-free oat-based system.