By Irene klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Launch of a SpaceX rocket with a U.S. weather satellite bound for deep space was called off minutes before liftoff on Sunday due to a technical problem, officials said. Launch had been targeted for 6:10 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The next opportunity to launch is 6:07 p.m. EST on Monday, said NASA launch commentator Michael Curie. The rocket carries the Deep Space Climate Observatory, nicknamed DSCOVR, a partnership of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
By Tom Polansek ZUEHL, Texas (Reuters) - Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. Now a combination of record-high cattle prices and cheap grain has prompted ranchers to start adding back cattle earlier than expected. "Every time we think we're coming out of the drought, we get hit again,' said Rackley, a former high school football coach in Texas, where the sport and beef are state passions.
Boston and other areas of the Northeast, already buried under about a yard of snow, braced for up to two more feet through early Tuesday while more rain and high winds were in store for parts of the Pacific coast, forecasters said on Sunday. The National Weather Service predicted a “long duration snow event” in Boston and surrounding areas of New England and issued a winter storm warning through 1 a.m. on Tuesday. “We’re in this pattern now,” weather service meteorologist Bill Simpson in Boston said. When those ingredients get together you get enough energy for a snow event.” Snowy conditions contributed to nearly 200 flight cancellations in and out of Boston's Logan International Airport on Sunday, according to the FlightStats website that tracks air traffic nationwide.
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A terminally ill woman whose desire to have her same-sex marriage recognized by Indiana before she died helped galvanize efforts to overturn the state's gay marriage ban has lost her battle with cancer.