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Spacecraft for tourists explodes during test in another setback for commercial space travel
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....

Latest death a long line of space tragedies and fatalities when pushing back the frontiers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly....

Space tourism rocket explosion stirs mixed emotions of sadness, acknowledgement of dangers
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....

Judge rejects Maine's attempt to restrict movements of nurse who defied Ebola quarantine
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....

Fight over ashes from Ebola victim's apartment show difficulty in disposing of Ebola waste
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....

Attorney wants suspect in U.Va. student Graham's abduction to undergo a psychiatric evaluation
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....

Former Florida A&M band member convicted of manslaughter 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....

Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns....

Ohio man detained in North Korea says he left Bible in hopes of aiding 'underground' 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....

World Series hat trick again turns San Francisco into the Valley of the Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions....

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