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Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site

This three image combo photo shows the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket separating from the carrier aircraft, left, prior to it exploding in the air, right, during a test flight on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The Virgin Galactic rocket that exploded during a test flight, killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Kenneth Brown)Investigators will examine the wreckage of the winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth.


11/01/2014 05:22:06am
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Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

Police and emergency respoders at the scene where three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed while walking across a Southern California intersection in Santa Ana Calif., Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says the girls were hit while in a crosswalk near an elementary school early Friday evening. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Paul Rodriguez)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.


11/01/2014 04:07:05am
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Ebola quarantines a 'disincentive' for health workers

Dr Anthony Fauci appears at the Washington Ideas Forum in WashingtonAnthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Yahoo News Friday that “blanket restrictions” on health care workers returning from West Africa could worsen the Ebola epidemic in the region.


10/31/2014 05:10:59pm
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Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

Wreckage from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is shown in this still image captured from KNBC video footage from Mojave CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150 km) north of Los Angeles, came days after another private space company, Orbital Sciences Corp, lost a rocket in an explosion moments after liftoff in Virginia. ...


11/01/2014 02:14:29am
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Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, MaineBy Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge ruled on Friday that a U.S. nurse who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa does not need to be confined to her home, declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational." Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day isolation regime became a key battle in the dispute between some U.S. states and the federal government. ...


10/31/2014 10:21:23pm
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Third victim in Washington state school shooting rampage dies

Carved pumpkins with the names of those involved in a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier line a memorial for victims, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Marysville, Wash. The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, was a homecoming prince from a prominent tribal family. On Friday, Fryberg pulled out a handgun in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria north of Seattle and started shooting. The victims were Zoe R. Galasso, 14, who died at the scene; Gia Soriano, 14, who died at a hospital Sunday night; Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, who is in critical condition; and Fryberg's cousins, Nate Hatch, 14, who is in satisfactory condition and Andrew Fryberg, 15, who is in critical condition. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m. at the hospital as a result of severe injuries after being shot in the head during last Friday's incident in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ...


10/31/2014 10:32:42pm
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3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run

Police and emergency respoders at the scene where three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed while walking across a Southern California intersection in Santa Ana Calif., Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says the girls were hit while in a crosswalk near an elementary school early Friday evening. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Paul Rodriguez)The girls were hit at an intersection in Santa Ana, Calif., authorities said.


11/01/2014 03:20:44am
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Tech-savvy grandma saves Kansas Democrats

Kansas Democratic Party Chairwoman Joan Wagnon answers questions from reporters following a court ruling that the party does not have to pick a new nominee for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled voter after the previous nominee dropped out of the race against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/John Hanna)Joan Wagnon, 74, is close to reviving her party after a stunning GOP defeat in 2010.


10/31/2014 01:54:46pm
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Why judge sided with nurse Kaci Hickox against restrictions

Nurse Kaci Hickox is accompanied by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur as she speaks to reporters outside their home, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. A Maine judge gave 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. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)A state judge in Maine has sided with nurse Kaci Hickox and rejected a request by state officials that her movements be restricted out of an abundance of caution over her recent exposure to the Ebola virus while treating patients in West Africa.


10/31/2014 03:17:02pm
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State Dept. defends balance of career vs. political posts

Secretary of State John Kerry gestures while participating in the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The forum is presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic at the Harman Center for the Arts. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Foreign service officers vs. political appointees, round 1 million. The State Department rejects criticism that President Barack Obama's administration has given too many diplomatic jobs to political appointees.


10/31/2014 02:37:28pm
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Skydiving Vikings to Deliver Minnesota's Game Ball


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Look up. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's Vikings Hiccup, Snotlout and friends -- from DreamWorks' popular "How to Train Your Dragon 2" -- parachuting into the Minnesota Vikings stadium to deliver the all-important game ball. Sure, there h

IRS Warns Taxpayers of Latest Phone Fraud Scam


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Each tax season, identity thieves find new ways to con honest taxpayers. This year is no different as the IRS warns about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told t

5 Important Tips for Choosing a Medicare Health Plan


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - As baby boomers retire in record numbers -- 10,000 Americans a day -- more seniors than ever will be asking themselves, "How do I choose a Medicare health plan that's right for me?" "Seniors should look for a high-quality health plan that ha

Finding Answers to Growing Concerns About Water Fluoridation


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Up until the mid-1940s, tooth decay plagued the nation. Case in point: in 1942, almost 10 percent of the 2 million men examined by the Army were rejected for service because they didn't have 12 solid teeth out of 32. Then came fluoride -- a

Welcome Your Holiday Guests With Inviting Lighting


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Everyone is starting to spruce up their homes for holiday entertaining. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), it's easy to make your home warm and inviting by updating your ambient lighting. Start with the exterior. The holid