A 5-year-old boy has shot and killed his 9-month-old brother while playing with a loaded handgun in Missouri, the Associated Press is reporting.
Local paper the Kansas City Star reports that emergency crews were called after the 5-year-old found a loaded .22 caliber handgun and was apparently handling it when it fired.
The driver of an articulated lorry lost control of the vehicle on icy roads in the US state of New Jersey.
A passenger in a nearby car was filming on a mobile phone as the truck jumped the dividing barrier and jack-knifed, miraculously missing other cars.
The incident happened on Interstate 95 in New Brunswick.
Raging grass fires in the US State of Oklohoma forced the closure of a major interstate highway on Sunday.
The fires in Logan County have already burned more than two square kilometres (0.78 square miles) of land and destroyed many homes, prompting police to evacuate some areas.
Unseasonably warm temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds have created a very high threat for wildfires in the state of Oklahoma.
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One of the climbers who made a historic ascent of El Capitan has urged others inspired by their efforts to find their own personal challenges, saying: "I encourage everyone to find their own Dawn Wall."
Speaking to journalists at the foot of the mountain, Kevin Korgeson said:
I never thought rock climbing could garner so much attention from the world, it's kind of crazy and a little uncomfortable (laughing).
I'd love to turn all that attention right back around to everyone that is inspired by this project and encourage them to find their own Dawn Wall...
...I hope that everyone that has been following along can take the Dawn Wall as an example of what's possible and find their own Dawn Wall.
Tommy Caldwell and friend Kevin Jorgeson became the first free climbers to scale the rock's 3,000ft Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park yesterday - a climb which they completed without any equipment other than ropes and harnesses.