(Reuters) - Police declared a curfew on Monday in parts of Dallas where a powerful tornado tore apart homes and flipped cars, leaving tens of thousands without power for a second night.
Three people were reported hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after the Sunday storm ripped through north Dallas with maximum wind speeds of 140 mph (225 kph), according to the National Weather Service.
Emergency management workers went door to door in areas such as Preston Hollow and Richardson, checking homes without roofs or crushed by fallen trees, tagging structures with orange spray paint.
U.S. ramps up testing in search of vaping illness cause as cases near 1,500
By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported another 180 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and announced plans to start testing aerosols produced by e-cigarettes and vaping products as they search for the source of the nationwide outbreak that has so far killed at least 33 people in 24 states.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also said it plans to start testing lung tissue and fluids collected from people who became sick in the outbreak.
Israel's Netanyahu gives up effort to form new government
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu gave up his effort to form a new government on Monday after failing to secure a majority coalition, creating an opportunity for centrist rival Benny Gantz to replace Israel's longest serving prime minister.
Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party, said he had been unable to form a government following an election in September, and was returning the mandate back to Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin.
Colorado mother accused of murdering daughter she said was terminally ill
By Keith Coffman
DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado mother who authorities said solicited donations, charitable services, and government aid for her purportedly terminally ill daughter who died in 2017 has been indicted on murder charges in the girl's death, court documents showed on Monday.
Kelly Renee Turner, 41, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her seven-year-old daughter, Olivia Gant, and with forgery, theft, child abuse and bilking Medicaid out of nearly $538,000, according to the indictment handed down in Douglas County District Court.
Mexico sends in elite troops to patrol city after cartel battle
By David Alire Garcia
CULIACAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico sent in special forces troops on Monday to patrol a northern city in the wake of a cartel assault that freed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son in a hail of bullets, and also won a U.S. promise to help stop gun-smuggling at their shared border.
More than 400 soldiers turned up in Culiacan over the weekend after gunmen from the Sinaloa cartel briefly took control of the city and forced security forces to free the drug lord's son from a botched arrest attempt last week.
Severe weather slides to the East
The East coast will become the main area of focus on Tuesday when the severe weather moving through the center of the U.S. on Monday slides eastward on Tuesday.
The severe weather will focus its energy on the Southeast corner of the nation before pushing north into parts of the Mid-Atlantic. Behind the band of storms and severe weather, the Plains and Southwest are forecast to receive sunny, clear skies throughout the second day of the working week.
Losing weight later in life could increase risk of premature death
Obesity is now a global epidemic, but do we really understand all we should about the commonly prescribed countermeasure of weight loss?
In 2016, 38 percent of U.S. women and 36 percent of U.S. men were diagnosed as clinically obese, which was a respective 14 and 11 percent increase from 1975.
Statistics have continually risen globally, too, with some 2.