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  • Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert
    Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.

  • Ex-band FAMU member convicted in hazing death

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

  • Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
    Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

  • Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo
    Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo

    It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a omputer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.

  • Don't forget to set your clocks back

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

  • Giants players smile, mug for crowd during parade
    Giants players smile, mug for crowd during parade

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants fans are cheering their favorite players as the team's victory parade gets going downtown amid a steady drizzle.

  • Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in National Parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who hve the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.

  • After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief
    After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

  • A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

    States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

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  • After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief
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    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

  • NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights
    NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights

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    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday.

  • Greek police clear apartment used by rebel monks

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    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Dozens of Greek police took part in an operation Friday to clear an apartment used as a hostel by a rebel monastery whose monks have been declared schismatic by the Orthodox Church.

  • Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

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    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

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