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Lauer vowing to repair damage

NEW YORK—Former “Today” show host Matt Lauer, fired for sexual misconduct, said today that repairing the damage he has caused is now his full-time job.

Lauer's first public response to his firing was read by his former co-host, Savannah Guthrie, on the show where he had worked since 1994 before being fired Tuesday night.

His downfall was the broadcast's lead story.

Astronaut oulines space station visit

LONGUEUIL, Que.—When Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques boards the International Space Station next November, he'll be involved in ground-breaking experiments on how the body's immune and vascular systems function in space.

The Quebec City native said yesterday the work he'll do during his six-month mission will have benefits on Earth, as well.