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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly. The pilot who died Friday would be the 20th person killed in flight in either a space mission or a flight test. Add the three Apollo 1...
The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday. While several people expressed sadness that one pilot was killed and...
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church. Jeffrey Fowle said he...
MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in India in 1984, has died in Florida at 92. Anderson's death was not announced but was confirmed Friday by The Associated Press through public records. The records...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing. Prosecutors said Dante Martin, 27, was known as "the...
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday after taking off on a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. The company...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night...
It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few...