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  • Wreckage of SpaceShipTwo

    Authorities: 1 dead, 1 injured in SpaceShipTwo test flight failure

    (CNN) — The first sign there was a problem Friday with Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after the spaceplane separated from the jet-powered aircraft that carried it aloft, officials said. It wasn’t something overt with SpaceShipTwo, said Stuart Witt, the chief executive of Mojave Air & Space Port, where SpaceShipTwo was launched and monitored. It was what didn’t happen next during the test flight, he said. Witt did not offer details, but appeared to […]

  • Ebola virus

    Ebola update: Maine judge rejects quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox

    (CNN) — A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine. 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 […]

  • Kaci Hickox

    Kaci Hickox’s boyfriend: ‘We don’t believe that we can get anyone sick’

    (CNN) — The boyfriend of a Maine nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine is speaking out, saying isolating returnees from West Africa will affect their partners as well. Nurse Kaci Hickox recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. She’s been in a tense standoff with state authorities, who want her to stay home for 21 days — the incubation period for the deadly virus. Hickox says she is healthy and has no symptoms and […]

  • Maggie Karner

    Woman with same brain tumor as Brittany Maynard asks her to ‘choose life’

    Bristol, CT (WFSB) — A Connecticut woman is sending a message to another woman who made national headlines after announcing she would end her life on her own terms following a brain tumor diagnosis. Maggie Karner has the same brain tumor as Brittany Maynard and has created a video message encouraging her not to end her life. Maynard, 29 from Oregon, announced that she would take a medication to end her life after doctors told her she only had six […]

  • Eric Frein

    After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein CAPTURED

    (CNN) — After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday. According to a local government official briefed on the matter, Frein was caught at an abandoned airport between Henryville and Tannersville. He was reportedly taken into custody without incident. A U.S. Marshal’s Service special operations team tracked Frein to the abandoned airport while it was in process of clearing the area, according to a […]

  • Hawaii lava

    Hawaii volcano: National Guard moves in as lava nears homes

    PAHOA, Hawaii (CNN) — The lava flow has slowed, if not stalled altogether. Still, authorities warned Thursday that the threat to eastern Hawaii residents — much like the oozing, simmering, destructive lava itself — hasn’t gone away. Darryl Oliveira, the director of the Hawaii County Civil Defense, told reporters that “there’s been no movement forward” at the front of the destructive lava stream between Wednesday and Thursday. “But there’s lots of activity behind it,” Oliveira said. “… There are breakouts […]

  • Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson

    Ferguson police chief: “I’m going to stay and see this through”

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — The Ferguson, Missouri, police chief insisted Thursday that he won’t step down — despite continued unrest months after one of his officer’s fatally shot Michael Brown and high-level talks that could lead to his exit. “I’m going to stay and see this through,” Chief Thomas Jackson told CNN. The firestorm around Jackson began August 9, when Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot Brown, an African-American teen. Wilson’s defenders have said he acted in self-defense, while […]

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    San Francisco Giants’ World Series win marred by violence; 2 shot, 1 stabbed

    (CNN) — A night of triumph for San Francisco baseball fans was marred by shootings, fires and arrests. Police said at least two people were shot and one more stabbed in San Francisco’s Mission District amid celebrations for the Giants’ victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Both shooting victims are expected to survive. Large crowds filled the streets, with occasional bonfires set. The ruckus on the streets got so rowdy that Muni, the city’s public transit system, […]

  • Kansas plane crash

    Four dead after plane hits building near Wichita airport

    (CNN) — 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 have […]

  • ebola

    Ebola quarantine controversy: Negotiations over where a Maine nurse can be allowed to go have failed

    (CNN) — In the tense standoff between a Maine nurse and state officials, it was a surreal scene. Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, went on a bike ride with her boyfriend Thursday — followed by a police cruiser and a throng of journalists watching their every move. Her lawyer called the ride “a good way to exercise her right.” Hickox told reporters she “just wanted to enjoy this […]

  • ring

    Tattoos are allowed, but Starbucks employees now have to leave engagement rings & other “bling” at home

    (CNN) — Body ink has received a blessing, but most of the bling has been banned! Starbucks baristas and other employees are upset after learning they’re not allowed to wear engagement rings and other precious gems while on the job. It’s all part of a new company dress code. If you work at Starbucks, one of the country’s largest coffeehouses, you’ll have to leave your bling at home. “That seems kind of ridiculous,” one customer said. Ridiculous as it may […]

  • rikk wilde

    The true MVP of World Series Game 7 may well be “Chevy Guy” Rikk Wilde, thanks to “technology and stuff”

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Giants’ pitcher Madison Bumgarner may have gotten the trophy, but the true MVP of the World Series Wednesday night was Rikk Wilde. Wilde, or as the Internet has dubbed him “Chevy Guy” was given the duty of presenting Bumgarner with the keys to a new Chevy Colorado at the end of Wednesday night’s World Series game 7. Chevrolet is an official sponsor of Major League Baseball and traditionally the World Series MVP is presented with a […]


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