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Branson determined to find cause of Virgin spaceship crash, pilots identified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:51

Sheriff's deputies look at a piece of debris near the crash site of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo near CantilBy Daina Beth Solomon and Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson vowed on Saturday to find out what caused his space tourism company's passenger spaceship to crash during a test flight in California, killing one pilot and injuring the other, but expressed a desire to press on with the dream of commercial space flight. U.S. ...


4 dead after boat capsizes off California coast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:39
BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — A large wave capsized a fishing boat off the coast of Northern California Saturday, leaving four of the five people aboard dead, authorities said.

Bodies of all Kansas plane crash victims removed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:32

Firefighters and emergency workers gather at a flight training facility at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Wichita, Kan., following a crash and fire that left the building unsafe. Authorities say work begins Friday to recover the remains of victims who died when a small plane crashed into the facility Thursday soon after takeoff. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of all four victims have been recovered from the rubble of a Wichita flight training facility that was struck by an airplane earlier in the week, according to the city's fire marshal.


Crimefighters: Who killed Efraim Sanchez?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:25

 Who killed Efraim Sanchez?A Camden man was shot and killed outside a restaurant right in front of his girlfriend and 12 years later his family is still pleading for answers.


Razor blade found in candy in Montgomery County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 12:22

Razor blade found in candy in Montgomery CountyPolice say a razor blade was found inside a wrapped piece of Halloween candy in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County.


November snow surprises Southeast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:59
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A surprise snow swept across parts of Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines.

Spaceship co-pilot was experienced test pilot

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:39

In this undated photo released Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, by Scaled Composites, shows Peter Siebold, the Director of Flight Operations at Scaled Composites. Siebold was piloting SpaceShipTwo on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, when it exploded in flight. The surviving pilot was identified as Siebold, 43. Siebold was to undergo surgery, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, but there were no other details on his condition, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said. Siebold also is a veteran of Scaled's spaceship test program. (AP Photo/Scaled Composites)MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — The pilot killed in a test flight of Virgin Galactic's prototype space tourism rocket was as capable behind the controls of experimental aircraft as he was tackling technical challenges in the offices where the vehicle was designed.


Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls married

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:22

Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls marriedThe leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes for their freedom.


Lava stalls short of Big Island town's main road

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:52

This Oct. 30, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava flow burning vegetation near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has been creeping toward a small town on the Big Island has stalled just before reaching the town's main road, officials said Saturday.


Power restored as Bangladesh struggles to fix grid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:51

Bangladeshis move past a dimly lit street during a blackout in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Bangladesh was struggling to restore power late Saturday, hours after being hit with a nationwide blackout that started when a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, officials said. The system was not expected to be fixed until at least early Sunday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Power was restored in most of Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when a transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said.


Utah National Guard disciplines four servicemen over bikini-model video

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:44
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The Utah National Guard is forcing an officer into early retirement for his involvement in a video featuring bikini-clad models riding in a tank, and three other service members face lesser discipline, a guard spokesman said on Saturday. The non-commissioned officer allowed part of the video, which surfaced on the Internet last month, to be produced at Camp Williams in the Salt Lake Valley, said National Guard spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Steve Fairbourn. ...

Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:42

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, members of the Brooklyn Borough President's office hand out fliers detailing the risks of Ebola outside The Gutter bowling alley in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, in New York. 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 people fleeing from the deadly disease. No one knows for sure how many infections will emerge in the U.S. or anywhere else, but scientists have made educated guesses based on data models that weigh hundreds of variables, including daily new infections in West Africa, airline traffic worldwide and transmission possibilities. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)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 people fleeing from the deadly disease.


Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:15

Police and emergency respoders at the scene where three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed while walking across a Southern California intersection in Santa Ana Calif., Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says the girls were hit while in a crosswalk near an elementary school early Friday evening. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Paul Rodriguez)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched Saturday for the driver and passenger of an SUV who fled the scene after the vehicle struck three teenage girls who were out for a night of trick-or-treating in Southern California.


Fill 'er up: Gas under $3 for 1st time in 4 years

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:09

 Gas under $3 for 1st time in 4 yearsThe sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it - the gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.


5 dead, 1 critically injured in Maine house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 09:23

Firefighters examine the scene of a fatal apartment building fire, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Portland, Maine. The fire swept through a two-apartment building housing students from the University of Southern Maine on Saturday morning, killing four people and critically injuring one, authorities said. They were still trying to account for several people who had been at a Halloween party at the building the night before. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fire swept through an apartment house near the University of Southern Maine's quiet commuter campus Saturday, killing five people and critically injuring one, authorities said. It was unclear if any of the victims were students.


Police seek driver in California hit and run that killed 3 trick-or-treaters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 09:17
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Detectives continued their search on Saturday for the as yet unidentified driver of an SUV who struck and killed three 13-year-old girls trick-or-treating on Halloween in Southern California. The three girls, two of whom were twins, were in costume and carrying candy bags when they were hit while crossing a street on Friday evening in Santa Ana, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Los Angeles. Officers found the sports utility vehicle, a Honda CR-V with damage to its front end, abandoned behind a nearby strip mall, said Santa Ana police spokesman Corporal Anthony Bertagna. ...

Mom opens door for trick-or-treaters, becomes victim of home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 09:10

Mom opens door for trick-or-treaters, becomes victim of home invasionA mom who thought she was opening the door to trick-or-treaters became the victim of a home invasion.


Women are the target on campaign's final weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 08:18

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as singer Jimmy Rose performs his ode to Kentucky, "Coal Keeps the Lights On," during a rally at the Scott County Courthouse Square in Georgetown Ky., Saturday night, Nov. 1, 2014. The results of the closely watched Kentucky contest will be crucial in the midterm election that could shift the balance of power in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)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 office.


Windy, Chilly Night

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:58

Windy, Chilly NightMeteorologist Melissa Magee says the wind increases for the second half of the weekend.


Police seek driver in California hit and run that killed 3 trick-or-treaters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:50
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Detectives continued their search on Saturday for the driver of an SUV who struck and killed three teenage girls trick-or-treating on Halloween in Southern California, and investigators were unsure who was behind the wheel of the vehicle, a police spokesman said. The three girls, ranging in age from 13 to 15, were in costume and carrying candy bags when they were hit while crossing a street on Friday evening in Santa Ana, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Los Angeles. ...