Breaking News writer in Los Angeles
Kaitlin Funaro is a GlobalPost breaking news writer.
A severe storm bore down on the Midwest on Sunday, bringing heavy rain, wind and tornadoes that threaten 53 million people in their path.
At least 10,000 people were thought to be killed in the typhoon that tore through the Philippines.
The first wave of US Marines left for the Philippines on Sunday as the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan could climb as high as 10,000.
President Benigno Aquino warned people to leave high-risk areas where forecasters said the storm surge could reach up to 23 feet.
The FDA said Thursday that it wants to eliminate trans fats from the American food supply, saying there is "no safe level of consumption."