Weekend: Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 40% / Sat: 60% / Sun: 60%.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo suffers 'in-flight anomaly'
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo craft suffered an "anomaly" during a test flight over California on Friday, the commercial space flight operator announced on its Twitter feed. The craft, which is still in its test phase and which normally carries two pilots, had been carried aloft on a bigger aircraft known as WhiteKnightTwo and then released for a test of its rocket engine. "SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. WhiteKnightTwo had taken off normally from California's Mojave desert, and been released normally, in what was the 35th such flight.
Judge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians
WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:29:17 -0400
US judge says nurse can leave home in Ebola row
A US judge ruled Friday that a nurse quarantined by her home state after treating Ebola patients could leave home and frequent public places, saying she was not infectious. The decision from a district judge in the northeastern state of Maine is the latest twist in a bitter row over enforced quarantine of American medics returning from relief work in West Africa. It reversed a temporary order that prevented her from visiting cinemas and shopping centers, and demanded she keep three feet away from others while Judge Charles LaVadiere examined the case. Kaci Hickox insists that she is perfectly healthy and has fought efforts of US authorities to keep her in quarantine for 21 days, the incubation period for the virus, since returning home.
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 an unarmed black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:28:57 -0400
Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants
Judge eases limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients
By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge on Friday imposed limited restrictions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and rejected a bid by state officials for more stringent measures. The confrontation between Kaci Hickox and officials in the state of Maine has become the focal point of a dispute pitting several U.S. states opting for strict quarantines against the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:26:58 -0400
Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests
By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe Penney OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass protests against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule. Compaore, a taciturn former soldier in office since a 1987 military coup, had sought to defy popular pressure for him to step down after a day of violent unrest on Thursday in which demonstrators stormed parliament and state television. ...
Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
Head of UK sex-abuse inquiry quits
LONDON (AP) The head of an inquiry into alleged sex abuse by powerful figures in British society resigned Friday after victims' groups said she was too close to a politician under scrutiny.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:24:09 -0400
Attorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated
Pilot in Kansas small plane crash identified
Gentiloni named new foreign minister of Italy
ROME (AP) Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:21:17 -0400
Virgin Galactic spaceship has in-flight problem
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) Virgin Galactic has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:16:26 -0400
Protests push Burkina Faso president from power
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:12:49 -0400
Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Downey Jr.