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Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

Wreckage from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is shown in this still image captured from KNBC video footage from Mojave CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson?s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150 km) north of Los Angeles, came days after another private space company, Orbital Sciences Corp, lost a rocket in an explosion moments after liftoff in Virginia. ...



Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, MaineBy Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge ruled on Friday that a U.S. nurse who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa does not need to be confined to her home, declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational." Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day isolation regime became a key battle in the dispute between some U.S. states and the federal government. ...



Third victim in Washington state school shooting rampage dies

Carved pumpkins with the names of those involved in a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier line a memorial for victims, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Marysville, Wash. The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, was a homecoming prince from a prominent tribal family. On Friday, Fryberg pulled out a handgun in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria north of Seattle and started shooting. The victims were Zoe R. Galasso, 14, who died at the scene; Gia Soriano, 14, who died at a hospital Sunday night; Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, who is in critical condition; and Fryberg's cousins, Nate Hatch, 14, who is in satisfactory condition and Andrew Fryberg, 15, who is in critical condition. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m. at the hospital as a result of severe injuries after being shot in the head during last Friday's incident in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ...



Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

File- This Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Gay Soriano, left, talking with daughter Gabby, 11, as her brother Titan, 13, and father Rick walk nearby and along a memorial for victims of a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier, in Marysville, Wash. One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)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.



Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner holds the World Series MVP trophy during the victory parade for the 2014 baseball World Series champions, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)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.



Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

Police and emergency respoders at the scene where three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed while walking across a Southern California intersection in Santa Ana Calif., Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says the girls were hit while in a crosswalk near an elementary school early Friday evening. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Paul Rodriguez)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.



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

FILE - Custodian Ray Keen checks the time on a clock face after changing the time on the 97-year-old clock atop the Clay County Courthouse, in this Nov. 6, 2010 file photo taken in Clay Center, Kan. Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep Sunday Nov. 2, 2014 thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will set their clocks back before hitting the sack Saturday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring.



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.


2 children, woman hit by car in Halloween crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) ? Police in Vancouver, Washington, say two 7-year-old girls and a 20-year-old woman were seriously hurt Friday night when they were hit by a car while trick-or-treating.


Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship 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.