Fire Rescue personnel unload a survivor from a U.S. Coast Guard vessel Wednesday from a dock in Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach, Fla. At least nine people are dead after an overloaded boat apparently carrying Haitian migrants sank off the Florida coast, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. Coast Guard Capt. James Fitton said 16 people had been rescued. The search was expected to last overnight, and although the Coast Guard hadn’t figured out exactly how many people were aboard or how many might still be lost at sea, it appeared certain that it fit the profile of migrant smuggling.
Norma Leary, Lawrence, in foreground, visits the statue of Amenophis Colossi of Memnon near Luxor, Egypt. Don Sneegas, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
This image provided by NASA shows a high oblique scene looking toward the Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula and the Mediterranean Sea. Saudi Arabia is in the foreground and Egypt’s Nile River and its delta can be seen (left) toward the horizon. Israel and Jordan can be seen near the top edge of the frame. The Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba (near frame center) extend from the Red Sea, bottom, toward the Mediterranean Sea. The image is among the first group of still images downlinked Tuesday by the crewmembers onboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis en route to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama, center, meet with senators Wednesday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington to discuss the Supreme Court appointment. From left are Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.; the vice president; the president; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev.; and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
These breathable, soft but durable work gloves were made from a plastic that was recycled from beverage bottles. According to the manufacturer, every recycled glove means one less eight-ounce plastic bottle being tossed into a landfill.