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) -- The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The coroner for the county surrounding Columbia has released the names of several people found dead in flooded vehicles, bringing the death toll from the storms to at least 12.
(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) -- The food companies that used prison labor to sell products at Whole Foods are defending their programs, saying they provide inmates with new skills and rehabilitation. Whole Foods, under pressure from prison reform advocacy groups protesting the wages earned by those behind bars, announced last week that it will stop offering products made by prisoners next year.
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.
(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) -- One little girl's reaction to a photo taken of herself almost a year ago is priceless. "[Celia] was thrilled," mom Katie Furtado of Cranston, Rhode Island, told ABC News on Monday. "When she saw it, she started screaming and pointing to herself.