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  • Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week. Virgin Galactic's...

  • New Mexico offers support after rocket explosion

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the New Mexico Spaceport Authority say they're saddened by news that a rocket ship being developed by Virgin Galactic exploded over the California desert during testing Friday. Authority staff said they were sending their thoughts and prayers to...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ___ Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know NEW YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon. The...

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete. The survey is conducted every two years. But this year's version, developed by the...

  • Marine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case

    Updated: 5 min ago

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a Marine sergeant being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective. The judge, Navy Capt. Andrew Henderson, rejected the claims...

  • 3 sentenced for selling bad computer parts to Army

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 71-year-old Missouri woman has been sentenced for her role in a conspiracy to sell counterfeit and modified computer equipment to the U.S. Army. Virgie Dillard of Lee's Summit was sentenced Friday to five years of probation. Her employee at Missouri Office...

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

    By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete. The survey is conducted every two years. But this year's version, developed by the Rand...

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between...

  • Virgin Galactic says SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost; status of pilots unclear

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic says SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost; status of pilots unclear.

  • Senators get reprieve for SC helicopter station

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's U.S. senators say the Coast Guard will delay the planned closing of a helicopter rescue station near Charleston. The station had been set to close Nov. 30. But U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott said Friday they have assurances from the...

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