San Diego, California - Kate Rubins has always been starstruck by the night sky. Growing up, she attended star-gazing parties and plastered her room with images of faraway galaxies. In May 2016, Rubins’ long-held aspiration to travel to space will become a reality when she voyages to the International Space Station as part of Expedition 48/49. A biochemist and 1999 graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Rubins will help conduct more than 100 microgravity experiments to gain insight into how the mechanics of life happen outside of our planet.

Washington, DC - Two passenger airlines soon will test NASA-developed software designed to help air carriers save time and reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - A member of Congress and four of his associates were indicted today for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests of the defendants and others by, among other tactics, misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.

Imperial, California - Imperial County Animal Control responded to the area of Worthington Road and Cooley Road in Imperial in reference to three deceased horses and one horse in need of assistance. The Imperial County Animal Control Office was able to confirm that there were three deceased horses and one horse in poor health condition.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday announced the following appointments.

Washington, DC - Tomorrow, on World Refugee Day, we will pause to reflect on the millions around the world who have been displaced from their homes the hardships they face, the courage and resilience they demonstrate, and the dedication of those who come to their aid.