Elena Kagan becomes the fourth woman ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court when she takes the oath of office at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. With Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor already on the bench, it will mark the first time three women have served on the court simultaneously. The ceremony will be carried live on CNN television and CNN.com.
Six American medical missionaries are reported to be among 10 people stopped on a road and killed by Taliban militants in northeastern Afghanistan. Two Afghans, a Briton and a German also were reported among the victims. The CNN Wire continues to develop the story.
Two astronauts are scheduled to step outside the International Space Station on Saturday to fix an ammonia pump that set off alarms a few days ago. It will be the first stroll into space for NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson.
Weather watchers will be keeping an eye on two tropical storms. Tropical Storm Estelle intensified in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico on Friday evening with maximum sustained winds of up to 50 mph, but it is moving away from land, forecasters said. In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Colin was a little disorganized with maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph. It is expected to pass near or over Bermuda on Saturday night.