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AP Top U.S. News At 6:21 a.m. EDT

Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another....

Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween
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....

'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) -- Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man....

Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting
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....

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....

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....

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....

It's time to fall back an hour, get extra shut-eye
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring....

Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans
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....

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....

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US Video
Interactives
A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
California storm wets Giants parade, heads south

Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

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

Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

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

2 children, woman hit by car in Halloween crash

Quotations in the News

Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore

4 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois