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Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

15 min 55 sec ago
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said....
Categories: Associated Press

Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West

17 min 17 sec ago
UNDATED (AP) -- With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region - the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad - there is still no plan....
Categories: Associated Press

Ex-band FAMU member convicted in hazing death

22 min 13 sec ago
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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AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

26 min 21 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete....
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Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

30 min 55 sec ago
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 their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola....
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Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

49 min 51 sec ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country....
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Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

1 hour 30 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon....
Categories: Associated Press

After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

1 hour 36 min ago
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse....
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Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die

1 hour 59 min ago
Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while....
Categories: Associated Press

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

2 hours 14 min ago
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing....
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All Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby

2 hours 42 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) -- America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences....
Categories: Associated Press

Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

2 hours 54 min ago
DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) -- The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule....
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Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test

3 hours 23 min ago
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test....
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US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

4 hours 23 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks rose across the globe Friday, capping off a seesaw month for investors, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to the highest level since 2007....
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Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

4 hours 32 min ago
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland....
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Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

4 hours 40 min ago
TOKYO (AP) -- When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty....
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Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

5 hours 1 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon....
Categories: Associated Press

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

5 hours 52 min ago
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule....
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Rebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava

7 hours 38 min ago
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago....
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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

9 hours 26 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later....
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