Elina Tarkazikis

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A medical helicopter flies over water

3-year-old airlifted from cruise ship by Coast Guard

College application sits on a desk next to a person typing on a laptop

Most oppose ban on race, ethnicity consideration in college admissions

Back of a police officer

Parents charged after 7 kids found in home with rats, lock on fridge

People walk on a dock in front of cruise ships

Man missing after going overboard on grad trip in Bahamas; search ends

Incoming phone call on an iPhone from an unknown number

States band together to sue company over billions of illegal robocalls

12-year-old Clovis Hung walks down a school hallway.
Fullerton CollegeU.S.

12-year-old graduates from college with 5 degrees

The tops of students are shown wearing their caps and gowns at graduation

Trans girl misses graduation when court denies her right to wear dress

Woman holds clumps of hair that has fallen out
ShutterstockScience and Health

Ozempic patients report losing chunks of hair while on fat loss shot

A thermometer at a high temperature is displayed in front of a sky with a beaming sun.

Hotter than average summer ahead for much of the US

Person applying a contact lens
ShutterstockScience and Health

Your contact lenses may contain cancer-causing 'forever chemicals'

The DoorDash app is shown on a smartphone
AP PhotoU.S.

Lawsuit alleges DoorDash charges iPhone users more than Android users

President Joe Biden
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

How Americans rate President Biden in different areas of the top job

Meta logo
Tony Avelar / APTech

Meta fined record $1.3 billion for violating EU data privacy rules

Students line up in caps and gowns at graduation

Judge says school can force trans girl to dress like boy at graduation

New York City skyline

Study: New York City is sinking due to heavy buildings, sea levels

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert files for divorce from husband

Homes in a suburban neighborhood

Study: Americans think it's the worst time ever to buy a house

Sonic Drive-In sign

Sonic employee dies after being shot by 12-year-old

Mourners of the Uvalde school shooting embrace
Eric Gay / APU.S.

Uvalde requests privacy as anniversary of school shooting approaches

Man uses ramp to access water on beach

Greece is making hundreds of beaches wheelchair-accessible

A U-Haul truck on a highway

Traffic stop in Maryland leads to rescue of kidnapping victim

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant
Brandon Dill / APSports

NBA star Ja Morant suspended after another gun video on social media

Police lights

2 dead, 5 injured in shooting at gathering in Arizona


Michigan boy uses slingshot to save 8-year-old sister from kidnapping

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is introduced prior to a WNBA preseason basketball game
Matt York / APSports

Brittney Griner plays first WNBA game since detainment in Russia

Buddy the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen wins Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Getty Images for Westminster Kennel ClubScience and Health

This breed won the Westminster Dog Show for the first time in history

A woman rents a gun at the counter of a shooting range
LoneStar Handgun Shooting RangeU.S.

Woman accused of stealing submachine gun from Texas shooting range

Students wear clear backpacks
John McCall / South Florida Sun-Sentinel via APU.S.

South Florida schools will only permit clear backpacks, citing safety

Young girl sits by window with her arms crossed over her knees
ShutterstockScience and Health

Survey: What's worrying America's children?

Person bent over seat in airport waiting area

US may require airlines to compensate passengers for canceled flights