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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.


2014-11-01 03:22:06 -0600

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2014 FILE photo, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis visits with supporters at a book signing in Austin, Texas. With just days before the election, Davis isn’t addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top donors. Instead, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor is addressing a small group of volunteers in a backyard. The woman who once stirred excitement among Democrats nationwide now faces seemingly insurmountable odds to beat her well-funded and popular Republican opponent. So the question looming over the race is whether defeat will reduce her to a spent political force (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — It's a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn't addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top donors.


2014-11-01 05:18:25 -0600

Dr Anthony Fauci appears at the Washington Ideas Forum in WashingtonAnthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Yahoo News Friday that “blanket restrictions” on health care workers returning from West Africa could worsen the Ebola epidemic in the region.


2014-10-31 15:10:59 -0600