APOPKA, Fla. (AP) â The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday carrying a heavy load of NASA cargo and scientific samples from the International Space Station that experts hope could yield significant results. A boat was ferrying the spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where NASA said the haul of 1.5 tonnes of experiment results and other materials will be removed and returned to the space agency by late Monday for scientists to pick apart. The investigations in the cargo could help develop more efficient solar cells and semiconductor-based electronics, as well as grow plants better suited for space and improve sustainable agriculture, according to NASA. "This mission enabled research critical to achieving NASA's goal of long-duration human spaceflight in deep space," said Sam Scimemi, director of the International Space Station division at NASA headquarters.
Wet basepaths at the Giants' bay-side ballpark caught the eye of Kansas City manager Ned Yost, even if they didn't dampen the Royals in a World Series win on Friday. "I thought it was a little extra wet around first," Yost said Saturday, adding that he'd noticed third baseman Mike Moustakas coming up "extremely muddy" from a dive back to first base. If that was the Giants' plan, it didn't stop the Royals from edging San Francisco 3-2 in game three. Kansas City won without attempting a steal and took a 2-1 Series lead into Saturday's fourth game of the best-of-seven set.
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By Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S. lawmakers for a travel ban on the three West African countries worst-affected by Ebola. Power, a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, left Washington on Saturday. ...