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Oh, to fly again: Thirty years after he became the first American to orbit Earth, John Glenn has a message for NASA. He'd like to fly in space again.

"I'm serious. I'd love to," Glenn said. "I told them when they get around to doing their geriatric studies, I'm their man, because they already have a baseline on me."

Glenn was 40 years old when he made three orbits of Earth inside the tiny Friendship 7 capsule on Feb. 20, 1962.

Jackson leaves Africa: Rock star Michael Jackson abandoned a private tour of Africa that was rapidly becoming a public relations nightmare and flew to London.

Jackson had angered his hosts in Ivory Coast by holding his nose; a special statement was issued to assure fans he did not think Africa smelled.