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NATION IN BRIEF: Space station crew marking big anniversaries

The Associated Press. From left, U.S. astronaut Thomas Stafford, Yuri Gagarin's daughter Yelena, Russian cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Viktor Gorbatko visit an exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first man in space in Moscow, Russia, on Monday.

The Associated Press. From left, U.S. astronaut Thomas Stafford, Yuri Gagarin's daughter Yelena, Russian cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Viktor Gorbatko visit an exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first man in space in Moscow, Russia, on Monday.

Space station crew marking big anniversaries

On the eve of two prominent space anniversaries, the six humans circling the Earth said Monday they will join in the celebrations from the best vantage point of all -- orbit.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of man's first journey into space and the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch.

''We're going to spend the day tomorrow recognizing it in probably the best place you possibly can, that's on orbit and looking at our beautiful Earth,'' American astronaut Ronald Garan Jr. said in an interview with The Associated Press. He arrived at the International Space Station last week.

The space station's Russian commander, Dmitry Kondratyev, said the human dream of flying to the stars came true with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's flight on April 12, 1961. Twenty-three days later, American Alan Shepard became the second man in space.

Court: Twins can't undo Facebook agreement

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court ruled Monday that former Harvard University schoolmates of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg can't undo their settlement over creation of the social networking site.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss were savvy enough to understand what they were agreeing to when they signed the agreement in 2008. The deal called for a $20 million cash payment and a partial ownership of Facebook. A third classmate, Divya Narendra, was part of the settlement with the twins but did not pursue the second lawsuit seeking to undo the agreement.

Monday's ruling upholds a lower court decision enforcing the settlement during the six years of litigation that grew so contentious that the dispute was dramatized in the Oscar-nominated film, "The Social Network."

Olympian Lewis announces run for NJ Senate

TRENTON, N.J. -- Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis will run again -- for New Jersey Senate.

The 49-year-old New Jersey native announced his bid to represent his hometown of Willlingboro on Monday.

Lewis said he hopes to inspire people, encourage communities and improve educational opportunities for children.

The civic activist will run as a Democrat in the 8th legislative district now represented by Republican Dawn Addiego.

Boy wanders from home 2nd time, dog by his side

CAMDEN, S.C. -- A 2-year-old South Carolina boy who authorities said was protected on an unseasonably cold night by the family dog has wandered from home a second time in just over a week.

Deputies in Kershaw County said they arrested the boy's mother and her boyfriend, charging them with illegal neglect of a child.

Sheriff Jim Matthews said a neighbor found the boy late Sunday morning about a third of a mile from his home. The boy was not hurt and the family dog was beside him.

The sheriff thinks the same dog stayed with the boy keeping him safe and warm in the early morning hours of April 2 after the child walked away from home the first time.

Vegas woman dies after back room surgery

LAS VEGAS -- A woman died after botched buttocks enhancement surgery in the back room of a tile business by two Colombian nationals who were later arrested trying to board a plane back to that country, authorities said Monday.

Elena Caro, 42, of Las Vegas was pronounced dead Saturday at North Vista Hospital in North Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner's office said.

Her cause of death was not immediately determined, pending toxicology tests and an investigation.

Ruben Dario Matallana-Galvas, 55, and Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez, 47, were arrested for investigation of murder late Saturday at McCarran International Airport, police said.

Toyota warns US dealers of car shortages

DETROIT -- Toyota Motor Corp. is telling U.S. dealers that new vehicles could be in short supply this summer.

In a memo to dealers obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Toyota's U.S. general manager Bob Carter said new vehicle supplies could be "significantly impacted" due to production slowdowns in Japan and North America.