A trio of Republican senators is calling on the Obama administration to identify who briefed former UN ambassador Rice in advance of her Sunday show appearances where she blamed a video for the Benghazi attack.
At least 11 deaths have been reported in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee as a massive storm system that has spawned several tornadoes and damaged homes threatens millions as it moves across the South.
A fierce tornado that swept through Arkansas killed more than a dozen people, including two sisters and their father, part of a large family that had gathered for a "normal" evening before the storm drove them to seek shelter under a staircase.
Two large tornados splintered homes and business in Mississippi, part of a powerful storm system that threatened large areas of the South with more twisters, severe thunderstorms, damaging hail and flash floods, authorities said.
Classmates, friends and the governor of Connecticut gathered on a high school football field Monday night to remember Maren Sanchez, the teenager stabbed to death last week, and release purple balloons in her memory.