Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback Friday when a prototype passenger rocket exploded during a test flight, scattering debris over the Mojave Desert and killing one pilot while seriously injuring the other....
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Protests push Burkina Faso president from power
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him....
Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West
UNDATED (AP) -- With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region - the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad - there is still no plan....
Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons
DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) -- The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule....
After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse....
Slain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson....
Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) -- A state police official is showing his support for a northeast Pennsylvania community where Halloween came very close to being scrubbed....
After capture, hunting seasons set to be restored
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is lifting temporary restrictions on hunting and trapping activities in the area affected by the search for the man suspected of killing a state trooper....
Man gets prison, not death in couple's slaying
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A man will spend life in prison instead of being sentenced to death in the drug-related slaying of a western Pennsylvania couple whose young children were locked up nearby....
Pathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An autopsy pathologist testified Friday that the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom....
Attorney General Kane suffers concussion in crash
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane suffered a concussion last week when the driver of her state vehicle struck a parked car in northeastern Pennsylvania, her office said Friday. Two agents were also injured....
Trial delayed until March in high school stabbings
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The trial for a 17-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school has been postponed until at least March....
Wolf, Corbett sprint to finish of governor's race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates sprinted toward the finish line Friday, going town to town and rally to rally making their final pitches and encouraging their supporters to cast ballots and get everyone they know to join them....
5 college football players charged in assault
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) -- Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling "Football strong!" The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma....
Anonymous White House criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that drew condemnation in Israel is roiling Washington politics, putting the Obama Administration on the defensive and prompting Congressional demands for President Barack Obama to repudiate the remarks. Meanwhile Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the inappropriate comment and went on to express his frustration with a pattern of leaks coming out of the administration with regards to Israel, a problem many have said has contributed to increased tensions between the two allies.
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