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Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.... 11/1/2014 12:03 AM

A look at people killed during space missions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.... 11/1/2014 12:21 AM

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions
The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday.... 11/1/2014 12:17 AM

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

APNewsBreak: Mexico judge orders release of Marine
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.... 11/1/2014 12:23 AM

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

Orange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' 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 11:38 PM