Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire takes Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay.
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.
Attorneys general from 48 US states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are investigating whether Google's huge online search and advertising business is engaging in monopolistic behavior.
Five days after 22 people were killed at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, panicked shoppers fled a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri, after a man carrying a rifle and wearing body armor walked around the store before being stopped.
The three deaths and several injuries were recorded in and around Golden City, Missouri, where a tornado touched down on Wednesday. The casualties bring the week's weather-related death toll to at least seven.
The National Weather Service said several people have been injured or are trapped in their homes.
Missouri's restrictive abortion ban does not include exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.
Marzieh Hashemi, who works for the Press TV network's English-language service, was released from jail in Washington after being detained for 10 days. Court documents have not included details on the criminal case in which she was named a witness.
Described as the worst upheaval since the 1968 student riots, the country's economy has received a battering worth one billion dollar.
President Donald Trump proclaims victory for Republican state senator Troy Balderson in Tuesday's race in Ohio for a seat in the House of Representatives, despite it remaining too close to call.
In one of deadliest US tourist accidents for years, 17 people died and 14 survived. A private inspector earlier said that he warned the company almost a year ago about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking.
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