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2018 United States gun violence protests

Demonstrators protesting against gun violence block Interstate 94 in Chicago.

Demonstrators marched Saturday on all five northbound lanes of Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway, bringing the interstate to a standstill after police officials who'd planned to keep the stretch partially open relented.

Crime in the Philippines

Alexander Lubigan, Vice Mayor of Trece Martires, Philippines, is assassinated in an ambush.

North Korea–United States relations

North Korean state media Korean Central News Agency calls high-level talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "regrettable" and criticizes the United States' "unilateral and gangster-like" demands for denuclearization.

High-level talks between the United States and North Korea appeared to hit a snag on Saturday.

2018 North American heat wave

High electricity demand during a heat wave in Los Angeles leaves 34,500 residents without power, some for up to 24 hours.

Thousands of Los Angeles residents were left without power Saturday morning after a heat wave prompted high electricity demand throughout the city.


The death toll from heavy rains in Japan rises to 49.

At least 38 people die and many are missing after downpours in Hiroshima and other western areas.

2018 Phuket boat capsizing

The death toll from a tourist boat accident off the coast of Thailand's Phuket Island climbs to 41, with 15 people still missing.

The death toll from a tourist boat accident off the coast of Thailand's Phuket island climbed to 41 on Saturday with 15 people still missing, officials said.