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Virgin Galactic spaceship has in-flight problem
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Virgin Galactic has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket.... 10/31/2014 6:16 PM

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A Maine judge has given nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat in their bid to isolate her.... 10/31/2014 6:33 PM

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 computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.... 10/31/2014 6:28 PM

Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein - the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper - was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.... 10/31/2014 3:49 PM

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.... 10/31/2014 7:29 AM

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.... 10/31/2014 6:41 PM

Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die
Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.... 10/31/2014 6:39 PM

AP NewsBreak: Albuquerque police reforms ordered
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.... 10/31/2014 6:38 PM

AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics
PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) -- When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.... 10/31/2014 3:04 PM

Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool.... 10/31/2014 4:57 PM