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.

South Carolina flood: Thousands without running water

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.

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.

Norway's Telenor to sell stake in Russia's VimpelCom

HELSINKI (AP) -- Norwegian telecoms company Telenor says it plans to sell its entire 33 percent stake in VimpelCom Ltd, valued at some 20 billion kroner ($2.4 billion). Telenor said Monday its voting share in Russia's third-largest mobile network operator had been "diluted to 25 percent following transactions" among three companies. It had made legal claims against VimpelCom, Altimo Holdings & Investments Ltd., and Altimo Cooperatief U.A. but will now withdraw them.

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.