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, 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 (http://bit.ly/1FUsKlM) that Tom Hatfield criticized Graham for canceling a planned visit for the First Monday Republican Lunch Group that Hatfield moderates.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(NEW YORK) -- You might receive a lot of emails from networking website LinkedIn, but you might want to save one particular message from Oct. 2. In that message, the company says it agreed to pay $13 million in a proposed settlement for a lawsuit that claimed the company spammed customers without their consent.
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.
(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.
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court justices took the bench Monday and like last term, this one is shaping up to be a blockbuster -- with affirmative action in college admissions, unions and legislative districts at issue.
(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.