Atlantis docks with space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Atlantis and its astronauts delivered a sparkling new lab to the international space station Saturday, but had to delay installing it by a day because of a crew member's medical problem.
One of the two spacewalking astronauts who was to help install the $2 billion European science lab, Columbus, was pulled because of a non-life-threatening condition. The installation won't take place until Monday.
NASA officials would not say why German astronaut Hans Schlegel, 56, was being replaced, but Atlantis' commander, Stephen Frick, requested a private medical conference with flight surgeons shortly after reaching the space station.
Robber asks for more prison time
ADRIAN, Mich. - Ask and you shall receive in Lenawee County Circuit Court.
A man who pleaded guilty to unarmed robbery faced no more than a year in the county jail but asked to be sent to prison instead to help his chances of rehabilitation.
Michael Thomas Isaacson got what he wanted on Thursday when a judge sentenced him to 17 months to 15 years in state prison, with a recommendation for a psychological evaluation and counseling.
Isaacson told Judge Timothy P. Pickard he believes programs available in state prisons will help him 'get back on my feet,' while a year in the county jail would leave his situation the same as when he was arrested.
Yahoo board plans to turn down Microsoft's bid
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc.'s board will reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion takeover bid after concluding the unsolicited offer undervalues the slumping Internet pioneer, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The decision could provoke a showdown between two of the world's most prominent technology companies.
If the world's largest software maker wants Yahoo badly enough, Microsoft could try to override Yahoo's board by taking its offer - originally valued at $31 per share - directly to the shareholders.
Small plane crashes in Ore., killing three men
ALBANY, Ore. - A small plane spun from the sky and crashed into a cornfield in western Oregon on Friday, killing all three men on board, officials said.
Witnesses saw the plane 'in a spin, out of control,' said Tim Mueller, the Linn County sheriff.
'There's no indication that it tried to land or skidded. It looks like it just hit where it hit,' Mueller said.
- From wire reports