December 14, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. At least 88 people are confirmed dead, three days after devastating tornadoes swept through the US Midwest and South from late Friday to early Saturday.
2. More than 50,000 medical workers in Japan have now gotten a third jab of a coronavirus vaccine. And the health ministry has begun accepting applications from businesses and universities that want to offer booster shots themselves.
3. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has indicated that he will allow local governments to provide planned one-time handouts to families with children entirely in case before year-end.