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Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously inju... Full Story

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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) — Under gray skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favorite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team's victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall.

  • 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.

  • Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

    MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in India in 1984, has died in Florida at 92.

  • Feds, Albuquerque reach deal on police reform
    Feds, Albuquerque reach deal on police reform

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.

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