A powerful snowstorm hit the US Midwest, blocking roads and causing hundreds of flight cancellations that threatened travel plans for many people who intended to fly or drive to Thanksgiving feasts this week.
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.
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.
Several Midwestern states grapple with swollen rivers and breached or overtopped levees following heavy rain and snowmelt. Three people have died and at least one person is missing as a result of the flooding.
Nebraska entomologist Brett Radcliffe says he's a fan of the HBO series, but ultimately chose the names to draw attention to biodiversity and the number of undiscovered species.
Pig farmers in the US state of Nebraska have started to feel the impact of China's tit-for-tat imposition of tariffs.
At Berkshire Hathaway Inc's annual shareholder meeting, Buffett credited Apple with developing "extremely sticky" products to which consumers become attached and endorsed Apple's decision to buy back its own stock.
Regulators in the US state of Nebraska on Monday granted a key approval needed for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the source of a nearly decade-long feud between environmental activists and the energy industry.
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