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  • Witness: Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket explodes in California desert

    MOJAVE, Calif. – A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another wh ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Mark Goldstein, pilot in Kansas small plane crash, identified

    WICHITA, Kan. – The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remained at the site ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

    NEW YORK – The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and speci ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Maine judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox

    FORT KENT, Maine – A Maine judge on Friday rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a state ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • U.S. consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures un ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

    MOSCOW – Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officia ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 9:01 am
  • Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

    LORDS VALLEY, Pa. — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

    BOSTON – Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a scr ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Plane crashes at Wichita, Kansas airport, at least 4 dead

    WICHITA, Kan. – A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:05 pm
  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    JERUSALEM – Israeli authorities closed off all access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday, after police killed a Palestinian man suspected of ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Nurse Kaci Hickox defies Ebola quarantine in Fort Kent, Maine

    FORT KENT, Maine – A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her p ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

    SURUC, Turkey – Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Fed ends bond buying and cites brighter job market

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job mar ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Obama on Ebola fight: U.S. can’t seal itself off

    WASHINGTON – Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disea ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
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