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Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

By Alex Dobuzinskis By Alex Dobuzinskis MOJAVE Calif. Continue reading

Griffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers 118-111

By JOE RESNICK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 13 rebounds during a foul-plagued 39 minutes. Continue reading

Griffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers 118-111

By JOE RESNICK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 13 rebounds during a foul-plagued 39 minutes Continue reading

James leads Cavaliers past Bulls, 114-108 in OT

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James simply wanted to shrug off a poor debut with his new, old team. How is this for redemption? James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night. Continue reading

Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

By BERNARD VAUGHAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. Creativity was on display and current events were on marchers’ minds as a costumed crowd of thousands flowed up Sixth Avenue on a windy Halloween night. Dr Continue reading

Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said 14-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit (Chuckle-NAS-kit) died Friday afternoon Continue reading

Untapable wins Breeders’ Cup Distaff

By BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Rosie Napravnik was riding with a secret, and she couldn’t keep it any longer once Untapable won the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Napravnik stunned a crowd of 37,205 at Santa Anita and a national television audience by announcing she will retire Sunday Continue reading

A look at people killed during space missions

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly. The pilot who died Friday would be the 20th person killed in flight in either a space mission or a flight test. Add the three Apollo 1 astronauts who died in a 1967 fire during a ground test, and the death toll reaches 23. Continue reading

Kansas tax collections short as election nears

By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that its October tax collections fell short of expectations, potentially complicating conservative Republican Gov. Continue reading

Virgin Galactic’s allure: space and celebrities

By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson’s goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Continue reading