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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....

Spacecraft for tourists breaks up on test flight
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke up 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....

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions
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 on Friday....

Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola....

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....

Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson....

3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said....

Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting
SEATTLE (AP) -- One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago....

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....

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....

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Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run

Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore

4 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

NYC worker suspended for using 'robotic voice'

Girl barred over Ebola fears returns to school

2 critically burned in hash-oil apartment blast

$13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife