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Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site

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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tou... Full Story

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  • Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site
    Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site

    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another.

  • Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween
    Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene.

  • 'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein
    'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had hs man.

  • Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting
    Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

    SEATTLE (AP) — Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.

  • Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased
    Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fer of Ebola.

  • Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran
    Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

  • Duck farming fading away on New York's Long Island
    Duck farming fading away on New York's Long Island

    FLANDERS, N.Y. (AP) — When Brooklyn chef Jason Marcus talks about preparing Long Island duck, he can't help salivating.

  • Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death
    Ex-band member guilty in drum major's 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.

  • It's time to fall back an hour, get extra shut-eye

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring.

  • Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans
    Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants celebrated a third World Series victory in five years with a ticker-tape parade, and it seemed everyone had a story about brought them to rainy downtown San Francisco.

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