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.
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.
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.
(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.
(NEW YORK) -- The cargo ship that was last heard from on Thursday morning has sunk, but Coast Guard officials are holding out hope that they can find the 33 crew members who were on board. The container ship, called El Faro, was en route from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico, when it went missing.
(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) -- Facebook plans to launch an Internet beaming satellite into space next year that will bring online access to people in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Over the last year Facebook has been exploring ways to use aircraft and satellites to beam internet access down into communities from the sky.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too.
(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.
(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.