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Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback Friday when a prototype passenger rocket exploded during a test flight, scattering debris over the Mojave Desert and killing one pilot while seriously injuring the other.... 10/31/2014 9:26 PM

Judge rejects attempt to isolate 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 the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.... 10/31/2014 9:52 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 10:02 PM

Attorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.... 10/31/2014 10:07 PM

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.... 10/31/2014 10:11 PM

Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) -- An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.... 10/31/2014 9:57 PM

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.... 10/31/2014 7:34 PM

Orange fever reins again at Giants victory parade
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as tens of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the city's World Series champions.... 10/31/2014 10:08 PM

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 have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.... 10/31/2014 10:12 PM

2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.... 10/31/2014 9:46 PM