Flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing a hospital evacuation.
A deadly EF-2 tornado, with winds up to 127 mph, ripped through a North Dakota town and RV park early on Tuesday.
176 confirmed dead after last week's heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city.
People are preparing for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan, where several days of heavy rainfall has set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area.
A top Turkish official says 24 people were killed in the derailment of a passenger train in northwestern Turkey.
Ford Motor Co. defended its decision to keep operating its Kentucky Truck Plant as normal on Tuesday afternoon even as an EF-1 tornado touched down just north of the plant in eastern Jefferson County.