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SpaceX rocket booster misses its landing

A rocket booster that SpaceX hoped would make its 50th successful landing after launch on Monday missed the ship in the Atlantic Ocean where it was supposed to come down.

The launch from Cape Canaveral, however, successfully delivered 60 satellites that the company hopes will become part of a constellation of thousands in low Earth orbit that are intended to beam the Internet to remote corners of the world not served by broadband. With Monday's launch, SpaceX has now launched 300 small satellites.— The Washington Post

Medicine went from $40 to $39,000; suit follows

ATLANTA — The city of Marietta, Georgia, has filed a class action lawsuit against a drug company after the price of a decades-old medicine went from $40 a vial to more than $39,000.

The city, which covers health care costs for employees and their families, says it has already spent more than $2 million on the drug Acthar for a single patient.

A spokesperson for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, the drugmaker, said the drug's largest price hike occurred before it acquired Acthar in 2014.— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Adult punches cougar to save girl in park

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A mountain lion attacked a 6-year-old girl Sunday walking on a trail in a Cupertino park, state wildlife officials say.

An adult punched the mountain lion, estimated to weigh 160 pounds, in the ribs, KGO reported. Rangers treated the girl for minor injuries.

— The Sacramento Bee

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