Three people die as a tornado rips through southeastern Louisiana state, one of a swarm of twisters hitting the region as part of a massive winter storm system sweeping US.
Airport worker steals small airplane and threatens to crash it into a Walmart, circling for five hours over unnerved Mississippians before landing safely in soybean field.
Seven new distribution sites open in capital Jackson to dispense bottled water to people who have been without clean tap water since the city's long-troubled treatment plant failed four days ago.
The illness can start with a wide range of symptoms like fever, joint pain and headaches which is treatable with the right antibiotics if it’s caught early, but it can lead to pneumonia, blood infections and even death if not properly treated.
Hundreds of people protesting for and against abortion rights stage dueling rallies in front of court as justices indicate overturning 1973 ruling that legalised nationwide abortion.
Louisiana, Mississippi states take stock of disaster inflicted by powerful Ida as death toll rises to four.
National Weather Service issues a winter storm warning for more than 100 million Americans living from east Texas to the East Coast state of Maryland.
Colorado, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana and Tennessee were set to join several other states in reopening businesses without the means to screen systematically for infected people who may be contagious but asymptomatic.
A stark racial disparity is emerging in the US, with more and more black people falling victim to coronavirus.
Storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas due to icy weather, in Alabama from a deadly tornado and in Louisiana, where winds were so strong that a trailer home was lifted off its foundation and carried several hundred feet.
Public health officials are still at a loss to explain the cause of the severe lung illnesses, which have now reached 1,080 cases across 48 states and one US territory so far, up from 805 cases last week.
Almost 700 migrants were arrested just hours before President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, where a man linked to an online screed about a “Hispanic invasion” was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead.
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