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'Golf ball-sized' hail hits parts of the US

People took to social media to post videos of giant hail.

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

The Dakota Access pipeline developer says it's placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service

Screams, popping glass alerted residents to…

Dazed Oakland residents who escaped an early morning fire that killed one person report being wakened by neighbors' screams and the popping of windows grown too hot from the heat

Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week

The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week

Moscow halts anti-government protests against…

The demonstrations were aimed at Prime Minister Medvedev who is accused of acquiring his vast amount of property dishonestly; Amy Kellogg has more for 'Special Report'

More American soldiers are headed to the fight…

Despite airstrikes, ISIS is still formidable in Libya; Lucas Tomlinson has the latest from the Pentagon for 'Special Report'

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Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul…

Amnesty International says a recent spike in civilian casualties in the Iraqi city of Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent deaths among non-combatants as its forces battle the Islamic State militant group

Tennessee Senate passes resolution to move Polk's body

The Tennessee Senate has passed a resolution that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place

iPad bomb plot could be to blame for latest…

Terrorists were reportedly planning to smuggle explosives inside a tablet.

Erin McPike 'surprised by press vitriol'

Erin McPike, the only journalist on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Asia trip, describes the "hateful and vitriolic" reaction from fellow members of the media.

The New York Times Trump to Russia-Linked…

From The New York Times: The Trump administration is going to great lengths to distance itself from former associates in the face of an F.B.I. investigation into whether there were connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. By A.J. CHAVAR.

Spicer Greene Jewelers’ Controversial Billboard…

Many saw it as encouraging violence.

NYT looks at Trump's relationship with Congress

Robert Draper of the NYT Magazine joins Morning Joe to discuss his new piece 'Trump vs. Congress.'

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Welker: A member of Congress can’t just walk in…

Kristen Welker joins Chris Matthews to discuss the latest on Rep. Schiff calling for Rep. Nunes to recuse himself from Trump-Russia investigation.

Lee: Walking Away From Health Bill After 17 Days…

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) tells Chuck Todd that devoting 17 days to the GOP healthcare bill and then walking away from it makes no sense.

The Queen Needs A Royal Pillow Fluffer

Windsor Castle is looking for an official Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer to take care of the royal needs of the Queen. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports.

Christie to join White House opioid effort

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse

The Latest: Hutchinson reviewing inmates' clemency bids

Arkansas' governor says he's been satisfied that courts have established the guilt of two death row inmates who want their lives spared from their scheduled executions next month, but says he'll review the Parole Board's recommendation against clemency

Brexit pressure for British PM

British manufacturers have told Prime Minister Theresa May to drop her threat that she might take the country out of the European Union without a new trade deal. It comes as May meets with Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Ciara Lee reports.

Energy chief Perry tours Yucca Mountain nuclear site

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has toured the site of the failed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, his first visit to an Energy Department site since taking over the department

Maryland lawmakers vote to ban drilling known as fracking

Maryland lawmakers have voted to ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas, a process better known as fracking

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DOJ Takes Aim At Sanctuary Cities Through Federal…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the DOJ will target sanctuary cities by withholding or even cutting grants and other federal funding.

Humanitarian crisis spreads in wake of Yemen war

The multi-sided civil war in Yemen has led the nation to the brink of famine, the UN says.