Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues confronting the Supreme Court over the next nine months as the court's new term begins Monday.

The U.S. job market no longer looks quite so robust.

Companies have posted a record number of job openings just when a diminished proportion of Americans are either working or looking for work.

(Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. averted a strike at a Missouri factory that builds its profitable F-150 pickup when the United Auto Workers union reached a settlement with the company on a local contract.

Rail travelers between Britain and France have been warned of delays of up to three hours after a large group of migrants got on to tracks overnight in the French port city of Calais.

The Western-backed Syrian National Coalition opposition group said its leader met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and urged him to speak out against Russian airstrikes, as a U.N. gathering of world leaders neared its end Saturday.

Elsewhere, coastal flooding remained a threat -- particularly in the Virginia Beach area and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The weather service issued a warning for residents living along the coast to be alert for rising water. A combination of high water and high waves could result in beach erosion and damage to docks and piers.

(Bloomberg) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is ready to move past his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran and work to rebuildfrayed relations with the U.S. and President Barack Obama.

U.S. Coast Guard aircraft searched Saturday in the waters of the southeastern Bahamas for a cargo ship with 33 people on board that lost power and began taking on water as powerful Hurricane Joaquin roared across the sprawling archipelago.

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul says his home state of Kentucky needs a governor who stands up to the federal government he wants to lead.

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday delivered the strongest statement of support for gay rights in the 2016 presidential race when she promised that ending discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people would be a central pillar of her administration.

(Bloomberg) -- A hospital where Doctors Without Borders was treating people injured in fighting in the Afghan city of Kunduz came under fire early Saturday, possibly from U.S. aircraft, and at least 19 people were killed, including 12 aid workers.

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