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Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert
Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site
Chicago Marathon champion Jeptoo fails doping test
Kurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay
Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
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. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:02:21 -0400
After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief
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. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:02:03 -0400
Chicago Cubs fire Renteria; Maddon on deck?
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Rick Renteria after one season to pursue former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:59:40 -0400
Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:59 -0400
Witness reports SpaceShipTwo exploded in flight after ignition of rocket, crashed in desert
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) Witness reports SpaceShipTwo exploded in flight after ignition of rocket, crashed in desert . Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:57:52 -0400
Flu or Ebola? US hospitals prepare for a confusing season
After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the United States, health authorities are bracing for a new battle: flu season. The end of October marks the start of influenza season, bringing with it the predictable sniffles, sneezes, fever and aches that can extend well into the spring months. First is the Ebola epidemic in West Africa that spilled into the United States when a Liberian man traveled to Texas in September and infected two nurses who helped care for him. The prospect of facing all three illnesses in a single season has led the CDC to start a public education campaign to help people understand the risks, and to remind people to get their annual flu vaccine.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:04 -0400
Democrats in tight New England governor races
Virgin spaceship crashes, fate of pilots unknown
Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Bransons Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said. Two pilots were aboard the spaceship, which was undergoing its first powered test flight since January. It was not immediately known if they were able to parachute to safety. More than 800 people have paid or put down deposits to fly aboard the spaceship, which is carried to an altitude of about 45,000 feet and released. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:04 -0400
Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers
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.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:46:22 -0400
Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:45:58 -0400