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3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run
News ImageLOS ANGELES (AP) Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:20:44 -0400
Mexico court orders US ex-Marine's release
News ImageA Mexican court ordered the release of a former US Marine jailed in the country since March for carrying weapons, after pressure from top US officials. Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan, was arrested on March 31 when he entered Mexico from California. Tahmooressi's family has said that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and crossed the border inadvertently with several weapons in his car that he had purchased legally in the United States. Tahmooressi's case garnered broad national attention in the United States, with dozens of politicians and top US officials calling on Mexico to release him.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:06:09 -0400
Griffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers 118-111
News ImageLOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin used a banking analogy to describe his dominant performance against the Lakers on Friday night. And most of the time the Clippers got the ball to him, he was right on the money.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:54:54 -0400
Burkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:28:46 -0400
Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off
By Alwyn Scott and Irene Klotz NEW YORK/CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactics first spaceship, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds. About 800 people already have paid or put down deposits for rides on SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic, an offshoot of Richard Bransons Virgin Group, which aims to be the first commercial space ride for tourists. ... Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:14:29 -0400
Factbox: Branson's Virgin Galactic and the quest for space tourism
(Reuters) - A brief look at Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, which suffered a setback on Friday to its plans for a new era of space tourism when its experimental spaceship crashed during a test flight in California: SpaceShipTwo was designed and built by Scaled Composites, a Mojave, California-based subsidiary of defense contractorNorthrop Grumman. Virgin Galactic is owned by Branson's London-based Virgin Group, with outside investment from Aabar Investments, which is controlled by the Abu Dhabi government. ... Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:14:29 -0400
Canada's new human rights museum shares oral histories
News ImageA new museum in Canada's western prairies has amassed a unique collection of personal stories from genocide survivors, human rights defenders and others, and wants to share them. Dedicated to the 60-year-old notion of human rights, a singular but intricate ideal, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba will open its doors on November 11.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:00:03 -0400
Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas
News ImageTORONTO (AP) Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:54:29 -0400
Australia confident of Antarctic marine reserve in 2015
News ImageAustralia said on Saturday it was confident its plans for a marine reserve to protect biodiversity in East Antarctica would succeed next year, after international talks in Hobart failed to agree on the measure. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting closed late Friday with the 25 members unable to reach consensus on two Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Australia's joint proposal with France and the European Union for reserves in East Antarctic waters was blocked by China and Russia, as was another put forward by New Zealand and the United States for the Ross Sea, environmental campaigners said.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:53:11 -0400
Army officer takes charge in Burkina Faso, ousting general
News ImageBy Mathieu Bonkougou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - An officer in Burkina Faso's presidential guard seized power on Saturday promising to lead the West African country to elections after the resignation of longtime President Blaise Compaore, in an apparent putsch against the military chief of staff. Compaore stepped down on Friday after two days of mass protests against his attempts to change the constitution to extend his 27-year rule. At least three people were killed after protesters stormed the parliament building and set it on fire. ...
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:49:42 -0400
Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost
News ImageMOJAVE, Calif. (AP) A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:45:10 -0400
China says not begun legal process for disgraced security chief
Former China's Politburo Standing Committee Member Zhou Yongkang attends the closing ceremony of the NPC in BeijingBEIJING (Reuters) - China has not started legal proceedings against former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest-profile figure to be caught in a government crackdown on corruption, a senior court official said on Saturday. Jiang Bixin, the deputy head of the Supreme People's Court, China's highest court, said any case against Zhou would be handled by the courts in compliance with the law once it was lodged. He was responding to a journalist's question about Zhou's fate at a news conference in Beijing that was carried live on the website of the state-run China News service. ...
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:21 -0400
China manufacturing growth slows in October: govt
News ImageChinese manufacturing growth slowed in October, the government said on Saturday, as the world's second-largest economy expands at its weakest pace in five years. China's official purchasing managers index (PMI), a measure of activity in the sector, came in at 50.8 last month, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The figure was lower than the 51.1 recorded in September and compared with the preliminary 50.4 figure in a private survey released by British bank HSBC on October 23. PMI tracks activity in China's factories and workshops and is a closely-watched indicator of the health of the economy.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:25:22 -0400
Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased
News ImageFORT 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.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:19:09 -0400
Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting
News ImageSEATTLE (AP) One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:02:43 -0400
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