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The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two rocket explodes in mid-air during a test flight above the Mojave DesertBy Alex Dobuzinskis MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - Richard Branson is set to meet his Virgin Galactic space team in California's Mojave Desert on Saturday following the crash of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other. The entrepreneur has pledged to keep up the drive for space travel, saying on the company's web site: "Space is hard - but worth it. We will persevere and move forward together. ...

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) — Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene.

This three image combo photo shows the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket separating from the carrier aircraft, left, prior to it exploding in the air, right, during a test flight on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The Virgin Galactic rocket that exploded during a test flight, killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Kenneth Brown)Investigators will examine the wreckage of the winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth.

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)The girls were hit at an intersection in Santa Ana, Calif., authorities said.

Fireworks factory fire leads to massive blaze

Protestors on the rampage near the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime president Blaise Compaore who seeks another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power.(AP Photo/Theo Renaut)OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.

Temporary order restricts Maine nurse Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in W. Africa.

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)Witness says SpaceShipTwo exploded during test flight over California's Mojave Desert.

Erica Maria Alvarado Rivera and her brother AlexMATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

File photo of former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi being escorted to a federal court in TijuanaMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine, who had been held in Mexican jail for months after arriving at the border from California with guns in his vehicle, was freed on psychological grounds on Friday, a Mexican court said. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, an American veteran of the war in Afghanistan who left the U.S. Marines in 2012, had been held in Mexico since his March 31 arrest by Mexican customs agents at the San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. After agents discovered three guns in his pick-up truck, he was charged with weapons offenses and put in prison. ...

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