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Kevin Harvick says it’s hard to carry a grudge in NASCAR

Kevin Harvick says it’s hard to carry a grudge in NASCAR

Sports
Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick has been involved in several driver-on-driver dust-ups during his racing career, but says "it's hard to carry a grudge" in NASCAR. The veteran race car driver compared current rivalries in the sport to Major League Baseball's New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox animosity, saying the clashes have cooled from what they once were. "I think a lot of that comes down, no offense, to the media, to social media," Harvick told UPI. Harvick, 43, will debut a new Busch X Big Buck Hunter paint scheme on his No. 4 Ford at the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Bojangles Southern 500 at 6 p.m. EDT Sunday at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. While this season has been somewhat tame when it comes to punch-for-punch exchanges between drivers, the past few seasons have seen ...
Watch live: Soyuz to carry new crew to space station on 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

Watch live: Soyuz to carry new crew to space station on 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

Science
July 20 (UPI) -- NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan isn't going to the moon, but he will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a trip to the International Space Station. Morgan will be joined inside the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft by Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The trio are scheduled to blast-off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:28 p.m. ET on Saturday, 9:28 p.m. local time. On Saturday evening, Morgan, Parmitano and Skvortsov will be welcomed onto the International Space Station, making the Expedition 60 crew a six-person team. The trip from Kazakhstan will last roughly 5.5 hours, with the spacecraft scheduled to dock at the station's Zvezda service module at 6:50 p.m. ET. The hatches w...
Germany’s Merkel vows to carry on despite coalition setback

Germany’s Merkel vows to carry on despite coalition setback

World
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her coalition government will continue despite the surprise resignation of the leader of its junior partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD).Mrs Merkel said she respected the "far-reaching" decision by Andrea Nahles. Ms Nahles resigned after her centre-left party came third, behind Mrs Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Greens, in the European elections.She had been criticised by the SPD's left for remaining in the coalition.Ms Nahles became SPD leader in April 2018, replacing Martin Schulz who also resigned following the party's poor performance in elections. She was expected to run for the position again and her resignation took analysts by surprise.The coalition between the CDU an...
SpaceX to carry more than 20 new experiments to ISS

SpaceX to carry more than 20 new experiments to ISS

Science
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The newest space station resupply mission, SpaceX CRS-16, features a diversity of science experiments organized by the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. SpaceX's Dragon capsule is scheduled to be carried into space by the company's Falcon 9 rocket on Dec. 4. The rocket and payload will launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. "[CRS-16] is absolutely packed with research," Patrick O'Neill, spokesperson for the ISS National Lab, told UPI. Experiments on the SpaceX payload involve a variety of scientific fields, including genomics, cellular biology, botany, immunology and more. Evaluators at the ISS National Lab work with NASA and a variety other federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture and Nati...
Infection, electrocution and injury: Florence's floodwaters may carry hidden dangers

Infection, electrocution and injury: Florence's floodwaters may carry hidden dangers

Health
Tropical Storm Florence is dumping near-record amounts of rain in parts of the Carolinas, causing catastrophic flooding that, apart from the damage to homes and businesses, poses serious health hazards to residents. Muddy, opaque floodwaters can hide large or sharp objects dislodged during a storm that can lead to injury, "anything from a fracture to a major laceration," said ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton. The water may also contain snakes or other wildlife, human waste from overwhelmed sewage lines or chemicals leached or spilled from flooded sites. Ashton, who was on the ground in Texas after Hurricane Harvey last year, said the floodwater dangers she witnessed included drowning, electrocutions from downed power lines, and infection. "When you talk about w...