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A helicopter and a rescue boat search for survivors off the coast of Kaikoura, New Zealand, on Saturday.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 10:08

Another six people who had been on the boat off New Zealand were rescued. A local mayor says the water was dead calm and the assumption was that a whale had surfaced from beneath the boat.

Chief Justice John Roberts said he's concerned about critics questioning the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 10:05

After Roe was overturned, polls have shown a sharp drop in approval. Roberts says the court's role should not be called into question just because people disagree with its decisions.

Carlos Alcaraz (right) hugs Frances Tiafoe after winning their semifinal match of the U.S. Open tennis championships on Friday in New York.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 07:47

Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe engaged in a high-level, high-energy spectacle of a back-and-forth semifinal — no point over when it seemed to be, no ball out of reach, no angle too audacious.

Destroyed armored vehicles litter the road in Balakliya, Kharkiv region, on Saturday.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 06:55

Ukrainian forces have broken through Russia's front lines in the east, retaking strategic towns and territory in a surprise counteroffensive that began just days ago.

<em>Las Vegas Review-Journal</em> reporter Jeff German stands on the Las Vegas Strip on June 2, 2021. German was found dead on Saturday.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 05:39

Jeff German covered Las Vegas for decades, as a columnist and investigative reporter. A city official faces murder charges in German's stabbing death.

King Charles III signs an oath to uphold the security of the Church in Scotland during the Accession Council at St James's Palace, London, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, where King Charles III is formally proclaimed monarch.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 05:37

King Charles III was officially announced as Britain's monarch Saturday, in a pomp-filled ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism — and, for the first time, broadcast live.

Hip-hop collective Alphabet Rockers makes music for and with kids.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 05:00

The group uses the beats of hip hop to inspire kids to create social change.

FILE - This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. The polio virus has been found in New York City's wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn't been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 04:19

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state is stepping up polio-fighting efforts as the virus was detected in the wastewater of another county in the New York City area.

A man watches a TV screen showing a news program reporting with a file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 04:09

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country will never abandon the nuclear weapons it needs to counter the United States, which he accused of pushing to weaken the North's defenses.

Kimberly and Felix Rubio are mourning the death of their daughter, Alexandria "Lexi" Aniyah Rubio.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 04:00

In the months since the mass school shooting at Robb Elementary, some parents are turning their grief into action, while others are dealing with guilt and trying to make sense of their new lives.

There's nothing stinky about the salty sweat dripping from your face after a run. It's just your body throwing off otherwise dangerous heat.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 04:00

Perspiration can be a stinky nuisance as temperatures climb, but scientists say we shouldn't sell sweat short. There's so much more to the briny stuff than meets the eye.

A bookmark advertising the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline emergency telephone number displayed by a volunteer with the Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force, in Casper, Wyoming on August 14, 2022.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 04:00

Mental health advocates say the numbers are encouraging, but there's more work to be done to build up state and local resources.

The Marble Head of Athena, from 200 B.C.E. and which was looted from a temple in central Italy, is displayed during a news conference and repatriation ceremony of stolen antiquities to Italy, in New York City.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 04:00

The antiquities hailed from Italy and Egypt, and were returned after the Manhattan District Attorney enacted search warrants.

Kimberly y Félix Rubio están de luto por la muerte de su hija, Alexandria "Lexi" Aniyah Rubio.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 04:00

Ante las consecuencias del tiroteo masivo en la escuela en Uvalde en mayo, las familias de las víctimas y los sobrevivientes están tratando de superar su dolor y encontrarle sentido a su nueva vida.

Morfydd Clark plays the elven princess Galadriel in the new <em>Lord of the Rings</em> series.
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 04:00

It's a big moment for fans of high fantasy. But for some, the weeks leading up to the release of Amazon's Lord of the Rings prequel series have meant a mix of excitement – and a little anxiety.

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