Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:14:29 -0400

Wreckage from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is shown in this still image captured from KNBC video footage from Mojave CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150 km) north of Los Angeles, came days after another private space company, Orbital Sciences Corp, lost a rocket in an explosion moments after liftoff in Virginia. ...


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:21:23 -0400

Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, MaineBy Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - A Maine judge ruled on Friday that a U.S. nurse who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa does not need to be confined to her home, declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational." Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day isolation regime became a key battle in the dispute between some U.S. states and the federal government. ...


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:32:42 -0400

Carved pumpkins with the names of those involved in a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier line a memorial for victims, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Marysville, Wash. The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, was a homecoming prince from a prominent tribal family. On Friday, Fryberg pulled out a handgun in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria north of Seattle and started shooting. The victims were Zoe R. Galasso, 14, who died at the scene; Gia Soriano, 14, who died at a hospital Sunday night; Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, who is in critical condition; and Fryberg's cousins, Nate Hatch, 14, who is in satisfactory condition and Andrew Fryberg, 15, who is in critical condition. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m. at the hospital as a result of severe injuries after being shot in the head during last Friday's incident in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ...


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:45:10 -0400

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)MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:41:51 -0400

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) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said.


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:19:09 -0400

Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks to reporters outside their home, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. A Maine judge gave Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:02:43 -0400

File- This Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Gay Soriano, left, talking with daughter Gabby, 11, as her brother Titan, 13, and father Rick walk nearby and along a memorial for victims of a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier, in Marysville, Wash. One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:54:07 -0400

Eric Frein, charged with murder of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Byron Dickson and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass Sept. 10, is taken to prison after a preliminary hearing in Pike County Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Milford, Pa. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Michael J. Mullen)MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:38:59 -0400
(Reuters) - Three teenage girls were killed while trick-or-treating in southern California on Friday evening when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver, authorities said. The girls, ranging in age from 13 to 15, were in costume and carrying candy bags when they were hit while walking across a Santa Ana street at around 6:45 p.m., said Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi. All three were pronounced dead on the scene, Concialdi said. "It's a horrific accident, very tragic," he said. ...
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:31:55 -0400

Construction crews try to divert lava from Mt. Kilauea from a home in the village of Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - Two Hawaii residents have been charged with trespassing after police found the man and woman snapping pictures within five feet of a slow-moving river of molten lava that is threatening a nearby village, police said. Hawaii County police responding to a report on Thursday evening also found the pair with two golf clubs, each with a ball of hardened lava stuck to its end, in the vicinity of the lava flow north of Pahoa village. ...


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:07:36 -0400

SEPTA, union reach a deal; strike advertedOfficials announced that a deal has been reached between SEPTA and the Transit Workers Union and workers will not be going on strike.


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:03:49 -0400

AccuWeather: Cool Treat for Halloween, Wet Trick on SaturdayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a raw, wet and windy first weekend of November.


Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:48 -0400
Today is Saturday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2014. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Clocks go back one hour.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:45:16 -0400

TroubleShooters: Car accident victim's wheelchair returnedA Delaware County man says he felt stranded without his power wheelchair. It was sent to a repair company but after months of waiting for it to be returned, he felt helpless - that is until Action News TroubleShooters got involved.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:44:18 -0400

US Marshal describes moment Eric Frein was capturedIt took 48 days, $10 million and an intense manhunt but accused cop killer Eric Frein was caught and one of the US Marshals who captured him spoke to Action News.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:34:50 -0400

Manuel Hernandez takes video of high waves crashing into a break wall on the south shore of Lake Michigan, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake Shore Drive. The waves slowed traffic and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:31:45 -0400

A tiny memorial sits beside the railroad tracks in downtown Vandalia on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 where four members of a Greenville family were killed Thursday evening when a woman drove her SUV around safety gates. A freight train struck the vehicle. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) — A mother and three of her children headed for a southern Illinois Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child injured when their SUV went around safety gates into the path of a freight train, authorities said Friday.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:23:52 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — If some workplace problems happen because employees are only human, one New York City government worker got in trouble for virtually the opposite.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:19:50 -0400
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut girl barred from her elementary school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa is now back in class.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:17:59 -0400
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Butane gas from a hash-oil operation caused an explosion that left two men critically burned and another missing and forced dozens to evacuate at a San Francisco Bay Area apartment complex, police said.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:12:05 -0400

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. ...


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:44:44 -0400
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:42:18 -0400
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say an 88-year-old central Missouri man accused of fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife told investigators he didn't want the couple to be a burden on their family.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:29:46 -0400

Dante Martin, right, a former member of Florida A&M University's Marching 100 band looks at his family as he is fingerprinted Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, after being found guilty of manslaughter in the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion. Martin faces up to 22 years in prison, was found guilty of felony hazing and two misdemeanor counts of hazing involving two other band members. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Red Huber, Pool)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:25:38 -0400
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man was charged Friday with killing his parents, his sister and an acquaintance nearly a week after the four were found shot to death in southwestern Kentucky.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:25:13 -0400
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:01:27 -0400

Skeleton puppets move up New York's Sixth Avenue during the Village Halloween Parade in New York, Friday Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)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.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:59:44 -0400

San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal waves to the crowd during the victory parade for the 2014 World Series baseball champions on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:57:10 -0400

Former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi is escorted to a federal court in TijuanaSAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:45:09 -0400

Virgin Galactic spacecraft explodes on test flightA Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another.


Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:29:26 -0400

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)The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday.