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Saturday October 17th, 2020 day edition

image for ISS oxygen supply system in Russian module fails, but the crew is OK

There's more than one toilet on the ISS, and there's more than one oxygen supply system that provides precious air for the crew in orbit.

An oxygen supply system in the Russian-built Zvezda module of the station failed Wednesday, according to an AFP report.

It's not the only oxygen generation system on board, so the crew of six -- which includes three new arrivals from NASA and Roscosmos -- is not in danger.

A Roscosmos spokesperson told AFP that the crew will work to repair the issue this week.

NASA describes it as "the early cornerstone for the first human habitation of the station."

The crew and ground controllers have been trying to track down a lingering air leak that was recently traced to the Zvezda module.

There's no indication yet if there's a connection between the leak and the oxygen system. »

Maple Leafs Sign Joe Thornton

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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Joe Thornton to a one-year contract.

Thornton, 41, skated in 70 regular season games with San Jose last season, registering 31 points (7 goals, 24 assists).

Thornton was originally drafted from the Soo Greyhounds (OHL) by the Boston Bruins with the first overall selection in the 1997 NHL Draft. »

LA Rapper Nuke Bizzle Who Rapped About Unemployment Fraud is Arrested – NBC Los Angeles

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Baines who's from of Memphis, Tennessee, and currently resides in the Hollywood Hills, is expected to make his initial appearance Friday afternoon in Los Angeles federal court.

The criminal complaint alleges three felony offenses -- access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, and interstate transportation of stolen property.

If convicted of all of charges, Baines would face up to 22 years in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. »