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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Virgin Galactic spaceship destroyed in a fatal accident high over the Mojave Desert was only designed to take tourists on a fleeting thrill ride into the lower reaches of space. Yet even as company founder Richard Branson vowed to find out what happened...
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — Michael Alsbury, who was killed in the test flight of Virgin Galactic's prototype space tourism rocket, was a respected test pilot and devoted husband and father of two young children, his employer and neighbor said Saturday. Alsbury, 39, was the co-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Their grip on the Senate majority slipping, anxious Democrats aggressively courted female voters Saturday on the final weekend of a midterm campaign that will decide the balance of power in Congress and statehouses during President Barack Obama's final years in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery failures are no stranger to the space game. It's what happens when you push the boundaries of what technology can do, where people can go. And it happened again to Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. In the past decade, the space industry has tried to go from...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A surprise band of snow about 25 miles wide swept across parts of South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines. It was the earliest snow on record in the Columbia area by eight days, according to the National Weather Service. Neither...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A surprise band of snow about 25 miles wide swept across parts of South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines. It was the earliest snow on record in the Columbia area by eight days, according to the National Weather Service. Neither...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and...
WESTON, Fla. (AP) — A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with loaded guns, a case that led U.S. politicians to bring intense pressure on Mexico to release him...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine have updated the death toll to four in a fire that swept through a two-apartment building that housed students from the University of Southern Maine. State fire marshals' spokesman Steve McCausland says one person is in critical...