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    ‘Seriously anomaly’ results in ‘loss’ of SpaceShipTwo

    A “serious anomaly” resulted in the “loss” of SpaceShipTwo during a test flight Friday, and the status of the pilots isn’t known, Virgin Galactic said Friday on Twitter. “We will work closely with relevant authorities to determine the cause of this accident,” the company said on Twitter. Aerial video from CNN affiliate KABC shows debris — part of which has a Virgin company logo — in California’s Mojave Desert. Virgin Galactic has planned for years to sell trips in which […]

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    Judge lifts Ebola quarantine on nurse Kaci Hickox

    A Maine judge on Friday ruled that state health officials failed to prove the need for an order enforcing an Ebola quarantine for a nurse who defied the quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities. District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere ordered nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, to submit to “direct active monitoring,” coordinate travel with public health officials and immediately notify health authorities should symptoms appear. […]

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    After capture, fugitive Eric Frein held at police barracks he allegedly ambushed

    (CNN) — Terrified residents breathed a sigh of relief Friday after police arrested Eric Frein following a long manhunt in northeastern Pennsylvania — and then held him at the same barracks where he allegedly ambushed state troopers last month. Authorities spent nearly seven weeks hunting for Frein, 31, who is accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another outside the police barracks. Shortly after authorities found him at an abandoned airport Thursday, they shackled him with handcuffs belonging to […]

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    Dallas nurse Nina Pham excited for Saturday reunion with beloved dog, Bentley, after Ebola quarantine

    DALLAS — When Dallas nurse Nina Pham left the hospital after treatment for Ebola last week, all she wanted to do was hug her dog. She’ll get a chance to do that Saturday, when she’s reunited with Bentley, her beloved King Charles Spaniel. The puppy got a third negative test for Ebola, and the two are meeting after his 21-day quarantine — the incubation period for the deadly virus. “All three samples came back negative today,” said Sana Syed, the […]

  • Friend remembers pilot in Wichita plane crash that killed 4

    WICHITA, Kan. — Four people died after a small plane crashed into a building near Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, city Fire Marshal Brad Crisp said. While five people were initially transported to the hospital, three of those patients were reportedly treated and released. “Firefighters engaged in a horrific fight for several minutes. We have the fire under control. We are in the process of trying to determine if all the employees and visitors who may […]

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    Dead bobcat found hanging on field goal post at Tullahoma HS

    Tullahoma, TN (WSMV) — School officials have confirmed a dead bobcat was found hanging on a goal post on the football field at Tullahoma High School on Tuesday. According to a statement from Tullahoma City Schools, students found the bobcat and reported it to their teacher. The animal has since been removed from the goal post by animal control officials, and the incident was reported to police. “This despicable act does not represent the leadership, citizenry or the vast majority […]

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    Suspect charged in Hannah Graham case to appear in court

    (CNN) — The man charged with abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham — whose body was later found on an abandoned farm — is scheduled to face a judge Friday in a separate case in Fairfax, Virginia. Jesse Matthew will appear for the brief procedural hearing via video from the jail where he’s being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, officials say. In that separate case — in which a young woman was sexually assaulted — Matthew faces charges of abduction, […]

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    Nurse Kaci Hickox defies state ordered quarantine and goes on bike ride with boyfriend

    (CNN) — Negotiations between Maine and nurse Kaci Hickox concerning where she can go during a potential Ebola incubation period have failed, and Gov. Paul LePage will “exercise the full extent of his authority allowable by law,” the governor’s office said Thursday. In any other circumstance, it would be the furthest thing from a headline: Maine nurse leaves home on bike. And yet Thursday, when Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend left their house in the tiny town of Fort Kent […]

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

    NEW YORK — Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. “Let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he wrote. Cook has not publicly discussed his sexual preferences before now, despite some rumors and speculation that he is gay. A year ago he announced support for a federal law which would have protected workers from […]

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    Samsung profit plunges 60% amid smartphone troubles

    HONG KONG — Samsung earnings plunged in the third quarter as the company’s smartphone business was squeezed by competitors at both ends of the cost spectrum. The South Korea-based firm posted operating profit of 4.1 trillion won ($3.9 billion) for the third quarter — a 60% decline from the previous year. Third quarter sales were also lower than the previous year, falling nearly 20% to around 47.5 trillion won ($44.6 billion). The earnings report was actually stronger than analysts had […]

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    Group: Piece of metal may solve mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

    (CNN) — Could one of aviation’s most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart’s plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it. The International Historic Aircraft Recovery Group says new testing of a piece of metal found in the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean in 1991 gives the group “increasing confidence” that it’s a part of the Lockheed Electra. In a press release […]

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    Brittany Maynard on decision to die: Now ‘doesn’t seem like the right time’

    (CNN) — Brittany Maynard says she hasn’t decided yet when she’ll end her life, but it’s a decision she’s still determined to make. “I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now,” Maynard says in a video released to CNN on Wednesday. “But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It’s happening each week.” […]