HOUSTON -- Here are five of this morning's top headlines along with your weather forecast from KHOU 11 News:

Fire chief, 2-year old among 14 killed by storms, floods in South and Midwest

At least 14 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday. Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas, killing four people.  Tap here to read more.

Girl found safe after mom's car stolen in Channelview area

Deputies responded to the Channelview area Monday after a mom reported her car was stolen with her young daughter inside. The Harris County Sheriff's Office confirms a white Ford Fusion was stolen near the 1000 block of Pennygent at about 5:30 a.m. Tap here to read more.

Thousands expected to hit the streets for May Day protests

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets Monday in massive May Day events across the USA mostly protesting the policies of President Trump. Tap here to read more.

SpaceX launches, lands Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX launched a classified U.S. intelligence mission from Kennedy Space Center on Monday, a day after a sensor problem scrubbed a first attempt. Tap here for more.

April's baby giraffe finally given a name

The day has finally arrived. April the giraffe’s baby boy was officially given a name: Tajiri. Tap here to read more.


HOUSTON'S WEATHER: Sunny today and tomorrow; Wednesday storms