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  • SpaceX's Dragon successfully returns from fourth ISS resupply mission
  • NASA: Mission carried critical research for human space exploration
  • Dragon delivered 3-D printer and device to measure Earth's ocean winds
  • Next mission could come before year's end

(CNN) -- SpaceX's Dragon spaceship splashed down Saturday in the Pacific Ocean, returning from a four-week resupply mission to the International Space Station and bringing back a valuable payload of potentially groundbreaking experiments.

Robin Williams' daughter gets tattoo tribute
Saturday, 25 October 2014 20:52
<a href=Robin Williams was honored during this year's Emmy telecast with a tribute led by friend Billy Crystal, who hosted the "Comic Relief" benefits with Williams and Whoopi Goldberg (seen here in 1986).
2 officers die in 'one-man crime spree'
Saturday, 25 October 2014 20:51
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • One deputy is killed by surprise gunfire from suspicious car in a motel parking lot
  • Suspects allegedly attempt three carjackings, two of which are successful
  • A deputy in nearby county is killed in another gunfight
  • Marcelo Marquez, 34, and Jannelle Monroy, 38, are in custody after six-hour rampage

(CNN) -- The California shooting rampage began in a parking lot of a $56-a-night motel outside downtown Sacramento when two sheriff's deputies checked on a suspicious car there.

“Don't let anybody tell you that Mary Landrieu has not fought, at times by herself, for the interests of people in Louisiana,” said Donna Brazile, vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and CNN political analyst.

Brazile joined about 150 residents in a rally at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church in Houma. The Souls2Polls voting rights awareness rally was organized by the Terrebonne Parish Democratic Committee.

STIRRING THE POT
Saturday, 25 October 2014 20:50

The black pot, a staple in every Cajun kitchen, has come to represent more than the food that it cooks.

The 9th annual Black Pot Festival, a carnival of Cajun cuisine, took place Oct. 24 through the 25th at Lafayette’s Acadian Village.

“It’s the way of life,” said Schuyler Hukins, a chef at local grocery store Breaux’s Mart. “Cooking out of a black pot is what people used to do in their backyard. They’d cook, sit around and play music.

Baton Rouge attorney Jordan Monsour’s law firm has received three contracts, earning about $190,000 in total, representing clients who brokered deals with the publicly funded redevelopment agency run by his father, Walter Monsour, records show.

The transactions raise questions about whether the father and son duo might have violated the Louisiana Code of Ethics by engaging in public business too closely. But Walter Monsour, the executive director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Redevelopment Authority, said there are protocols in place at the agency to ensure he never exerted any decision-making authority over deals involving his son.

Plan bears positive results for schools
Saturday, 25 October 2014 20:50

DONALDSONVILLE — The staff at Lowery Elementary in Donaldsonville celebrated when it learned recently the school’s score on state assessments moved up a letter grade, from an F to a D.

While far from the honor roll, the achievement was a hard-won victory in a community that struggles with poverty and a history of schools with failing grades.

“I was ecstatic,” said principal Dawn Love. “Not so much for the grade. It validated our work and our efforts, which is huge to teachers.

By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself.

One girl was killed and four other freshman students were severely wounded in Friday's morning rampage inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, north of Seattle.

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. Obama has resisted Republican calls for a travel ban on advice from health officials who say such a measure would be counter-productive, in part because it would impede people going to help fight the epidemic.

SCORING PLAYS:

Jackson State WR Tobias Singleton scores on a TD pass reception. (SU 33, JSU 14 - 2nd QTR)

Southern DB Jaleel Richardson scores on a TD run(SU 33, JSU 7 - 2nd QTR)

Jasckson State WR Danny williams scores on a 28-yard pass reception (SU 27, JSU 7 - 2nd QTR)

Southern TE Bradley Coleman runs for a TD(SU 27, JSU 0 - 2nd QTR)

Southern RB Lenard Tillery runs for a 76-yard TD. (SU 21, JSU 0 - 1st QTR)

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