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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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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

Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

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

Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities

2 children, woman hit by car in Halloween crash

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