Barrage of tornadoes that tore through six US states killed at least 74 people in Kentucky, officials say revising the death toll, as another 109 people still remain unaccounted for.
About 26,000 homes and businesses were without electricity across the US state of Kentucky as residents faced gas and water outages after infrastructure was damaged.
The death toll climbed to more than 80 in Kentucky alone, the state's governor said, adding he expects the statewide fatalities from the disaster to surpass 100.
President Joe Biden approved an emergency disaster declaration for Kentucky and pledged to support the affected states.
Attorney General Merrick Garland announces a sweeping investigation into policing in Louisville, Kentucky, over the March 2020 killing of the Black woman in a botched police raid.
The FBI said it had made "significant progress" in its investigation of the death a year ago of Breonna Taylor, a young Black woman mistakenly shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky during a botched raid of her apartment.
Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room aide, was shot six times after police forced their way into her apartment using a no-knock search warrant on March 13.
Buyers turn up in smaller numbers at major retailers as online deals and coronavirus surge dull enthusiasm for Black Friday trips to malls.
Breonna Taylor was shot multiple times by white officers when police burst into her Louisville apartment.
Anti-racism protests continue in the US as statues, monuments and buildings of US historical leaders who carried out policies viewed as racist are being removed, following last month's police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.
Members of the media have come under attack by police as well as protesters across the United States during the Black Lives Matter protests that were triggered by the death of George Floyd.
Relatives of African American man killed by Minneapolis police while handcuffed in custody demand officers be arrested and charged with murder.
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