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.
Nine members of one family were killed in the tragedy and an investigation has been launched, which will also bring the focus onto "duck boats". At least 40 people have been killed in the US in accidents involving the amphibious craft since 1999.
The amphibious vehicle, known as a "duck boat" reportedly capsized when a storm struck Table Rock Lake with strong winds.
Guillermo del Toro's surrealist love story walks away with four Academy Awards, including best picture, in one of the tightest Oscar contests in recent history.
Documents show Boston police searched for keywords they identified as "Islamic extremist terminology," including words like "ISIS" and "caliphate" as well as Arabic words such as "ummah," which means "community."
The Missouri city erupted in street demonstrations after a court delivered a not guilty verdict to former St Louis police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 killing of a black man following a high-speed chase.
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