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Deadly day for space tourism -- but future 'rests' on such days, official says updated 2 minutes ago

Virgin Galactic executive says the future of space tourism "rests" on hard, deadly days of test flights.

Officials: 1 pilot dead, 1 injured in SpaceShipTwo test-flight failure updated 4 minutes ago

One person died and another was seriously injured as a result of Friday's incident involving Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, authorities say.

Life in northeast Pa. resumes as search ends for trooper-killing suspect Frein updated 21 minutes ago

Eric Frein, the man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another, is finally in custody after a lengthy search.

U.S. readying plan to send advisers to Iraqis fighting ISIS in Anbar updated 25 minutes ago

Pentagon officials are readying a plan that would deploy U.S. military advisers to Iraq's Anbar province.

Ferguson, Missouri, police chief may be rethinking his vow not to resign updated 30 minutes ago

Ferguson, Missouri, police Chief Thomas Jackson may be considering stepping down after the Michael Brown shooting.

Ax attack on D.C. cop prompts warnings, new protocols for police updated 51 minutes ago

An officer with Washington's Metropolitan Police Department came under an unprovoked attack Friday from a man wielding an ax, police said.

World Series Fast Facts updated 4 hours 39 minutes ago

Here's a look at Major League Baseball's World Series. The San Francisco Giants are the reigning 2014 World Series champions.

New species of frog found in ... NYC updated 5 hours 22 minutes ago

Scientists discover a new frog species living in New York, of all places -- in the marshes of Staten Island.

Indiana authorities identify man held after 7 bodies found updated 5 hours 58 minutes ago

Indiana police Identify the man arrested in connection with the bodies of seven women found in Hammond and Gary as Darren Deon Vann.

Operator deliberately destroyed rocket updated 8 hours 6 minutes ago

Once it was obvious that the launch of NASA-contracted Antares rocket was doomed, the company that operated flight hit the destruct button.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Fast Facts updated 9 hours 45 minutes ago

Here's some background information about the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Golden Globe Awards Fast Facts updated 10 hours 46 minutes ago

Here is some background information about the Golden Globe Awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

National debate: Weighing returning Ebola workers' liberty, public safety updated 10 hours 54 minutes ago

Maine's disagreement with nurse highlights a liberty versus public safety dilemma about Ebola workers.

Nurse Nina Pham's dog tests negative for Ebola, both will be reunited Saturday updated 11 hours 52 minutes ago

When Dallas nurse Nina Pham left hospital after treatment for Ebola last week, all she wanted to do was hug her dog.

4 killed after plane hits building near Wichita airport updated 12 hours 13 minutes ago

Four people died after a small plane crashed into a building near Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas Thursday, city Fire Marshal Brad Crisp said.

FBI most-wanted suspect Eric Frein in custody in Pennsylvania updated 19 hours 49 minutes ago

After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said.

Ferguson police chief: 'I'm going to stay and see this through' updated 20 hours 27 minutes ago

The Ferguson, Missouri, police chief said Thursday he won't step down despite continued unrest in his city over Michael Brown's shooting and later protests.

Hawaii volcano: Lava flow stalls, though official wary of 'breakouts' updated 20 hours 57 minutes ago

The lava flow has slowed, if not stalled altogether.

Tim Cook Fast Facts updated 22 hours 29 minutes ago

Here's a look at the life of the current Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Tim Cook.

Documents: Cups, methadone bottles found in probe of Utah family's deaths updated 23 hours 2 minutes ago

Court documents say authorities found cups by dead bodies of 2 parents, 3 children found in Utah, plus empty bottles of Methadone and cold and flu meds.

Undercover sting: FBI agents posed as Internet repairmen updated 1 days ago

In sting operation last July, undercover FBI agents gained access to a hotel suite by disabling the hotel's Internet, and then posing as Internet repairmen.

Fugitive in deadly Pennsylvania cop ambush in custody updated 1 days ago

After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday.

Antares operator used destruct system to blow up rocket updated 1 days ago

After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted Antares rocket, the company that operated the flight hit the destruct button, a spokesman said Thursday.

Ferguson police chief: 'I'm going to stay and see this through' updated 1 days ago

Under fire, the police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, told CNN on Thursday that he has no intention of stepping down.

Magnificent Madison Bumgarner becomes World Series legend updated 1 days ago

The Royals seemingly had karma on their side and were ready to put a Hollywood ending on a memorable season, but the baseball gods had a different plan.

Group: Piece of metal may solve mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance updated 1 days ago

Could the disappearance of Amelia Earhart -- one aviation's most enduring mysteries -- be finally solved?

One job, two lives: LGBT in the American workplace updated 1 days ago

Many in the LGBT community fear that if their sexuality is known in the workplace, their jobs could be at risk.

David Petraeus Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here is a look at the life of David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

San Francisco Giants' World Series win marred by violence; 2 shot, 1 stabbed updated 1 days ago

A night of triumph for San Francisco baseball fans was marred by shootings, fires and arrests.

Teams investigate failure of unmanned rocket off Virginia coast updated 1 days ago

Investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch.

Pilot killed after military contractor plane crashes near Navy air base updated 1 days ago

A military contractor's plane crashes upon approach to a Navy air base in Southern California, killing the sole person aboard.

Ferguson police chief expected to step down, officials say updated 1 days ago

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down, according to government officials familiar with ongoing discussions.

Is a new dynasty taking shape in baseball? Or is it the new kids' time? updated 1 days ago

Tonight we find out whether it's time for a team of destiny or a team that's a new type of dynasty in Major League Baseball.

Five reasons the Ferguson police chief is in hot water updated 1 days ago

Police Chief Thomas Jackson in Ferguson, Missouri, has problems. It started with a body in the street for hours and escalated from there.

Jose Canseco tweets photo of wounded hand updated 1 days ago

Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco, who accidentally shot himself in a finger while cleaning a gun, says he hopes he doesn't lose the digit.

Will rocket's 'catastrophic failure' set back the private space industry? updated 1 days ago

Will the explosion of a rocket bound for the International Space Station be a setback for the burgeoning private space industry?

Hawaii volcano: Lava inches closer to homes, but some might stay updated 2 days ago

A 2,000-degree river of lava could swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next couple of days -- and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

Cops investigate woman's beheading, son's train death as a murder-suicide updated 2 days ago

Cops: Woman found beheaded outside her apartment on Long Island, and son apparently commits suicide by jumping in front of a train.

Remains found last week are those of UVA student Hannah Graham updated 2 days ago

Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, 18, authorities said.

Heisman Trophy Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about college football's Heisman Trophy.

Connecticut girl barred from school amid Ebola fears; family sues updated 2 days ago

A lawsuit says a Connecticut third-grader was banned from school for 21 days amid Ebola fears after she returned from a trip to Lagos, Nigeria.

MLB All-Star Game Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the MLB All-Star game, also known as the Midsummer Classic.

Westminster Dog Show Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the second oldest continuous sporting event in the United States, after the Kentucky Derby.

U.S. Open Tennis Tournament Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's what you need to know about the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.

Hockey great Gordie Howe improving, family says updated 2 days ago

Hockey great Gordie Howe, who suffered a "significant" stroke Sunday morning, is showing signs of improvement, his family said Wednesday in a statement.

Halloween Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here is some spooky background information about Halloween, celebrated annually in the United States on October 31. In 2014, Halloween is on a Friday.

'Pumpkinsteins' are not your average pumpkin updated 2 days ago

"Pumpkinsteins" growing on Tony Dighera's farm go for $100 or more.

Denver Broncos fan missing for five days simply went for a walk, police say updated 2 days ago

A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said.

Armed Forces Day Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's some background information about Armed Forces Day, a holiday observed in some areas of the United States to honor all branches of the armed forces.

Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes over eastern Virginia updated 2 days ago

An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded in mid-air Tuesday, producing huge flames and booms along the eastern Virginia coast but no injuries or deaths.

Jose Canseco Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here is a look at the life of former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco.

Rocket contracted by NASA explodes into fireball. What happened? updated 2 days ago

When a NASA-contracted rocket burst into flames seconds after liftoff, its supplies for the International Space Station disappeared in an orange fireball.

Death with dignity: Brittany Maynard ticks off last item on bucket list updated 2 days ago

Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life, has checked the last item off her bucket list.

Teen used as bait in rape case: 'I was set up' updated 2 days ago

She says she didn't want to do it, but was convinced by a teacher's aide to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator.

Missing Denver Broncos fan found safe updated 2 days ago

Paul Kitterman, a Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago, has been found and is safe, the Denver Police Department tweeted Tuesday.

Jose Canseco accidentally shoots himself in the hand, police say updated 2 days ago

Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in his left finger while cleaning a gun, police said.

Police report possible sighting of fugitive in deadly Pennsylvania cop ambush updated 2 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police report a possible sighting of fugitive Eric Matthew Frein, who has been on the run for weeks after an ambush killed a cop.

Hockey great Gordie Howe suffers a stroke updated 2 days ago

Hockey great Gordie Howe suffered a stroke this week, his son said Tuesday night.

Lava flow inches closer to homes in Hawaiian community; evacuations possible updated 2 days ago

As lava from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano approaches the village of Pahoa, looters are hitting evacuate homes, one business owner says.

Student athletes deserve minimum wage, ex-Houston soccer player's suit says updated 2 days ago

Should college athletes at least be paid the same minimum wage as the students who usher at their games or sell refreshments to fans?

College Football Playoff Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the College Football Playoff, a four-team seeded postseason format which begins for the 2014 season and replaces the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).

Father says sons beaten at school while attackers called them 'Ebola' updated 3 days ago

Students reportedly attacked two brothers while yelling "Ebola." The two recently returned from Senegal

Mike Ditka Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Hall of Fame football player and coach Mike Ditka.

2014 In Review Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here is a look back at the events of 2014, so far.

U.S. School Violence Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present. This list does NOT include suicides, gang related incidents, or deaths resulting from interpersonal conflicts.

Lawsuits: Alabama prisoners died of gangrene, constipation updated 3 days ago

Three lawsuits allege prisoners at the Madison County, Alabama, Jail died of treatable illnesses.

JonBenet Ramsey Murder Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here is some background information about the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation. The six-year-old beauty pageant queen was found murdered in her Boulder, Colorado, home on December 26, 1996. No one has ever been charged in the case, and the investigation is still open. Early suspicion fell on her parents, but they were exonerated after DNA found at the scene was found to belong to a male unrelated to the Ramsey family.

Washington school shooting victim forgives the gunman -- his cousin updated 3 days ago

How does a 14-year-old high school student, shot in the face and told he can never play football again, feel about his attacker?

Denver Broncos fan disappears during game updated 3 days ago

Denver Broncos fan Paul Kitterman hasn't been seen since he disappeared during the third quarter of a game on Thursday.

Community raises more than $22K for man mistaken for fugitive updated 3 days ago

Man who looks like fugitive Eric Frein has been stopped by police so many times that the community stepped in to raise money to buy him a car.

As Hawaii lava flow threatens town, looters hit evacuated homes updated 3 days ago

As lava from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano approaches the village of Pahoa, looters are hitting evacuate homes, one business owner says.

Washington school shooter texted lunch table invites to victims updated 3 days ago

The five victims in last week's shooting at a Washington high school were invited to the same lunch table by the shooter's texts.

Maryland to coaches: No bonus if your athletes are stumbling in classroom updated 4 days ago

Coaches at state universities in Maryland have a new incentive to be sure their players are on track to graduate: Their bonuses are on the line.

Rampage ended when 'hero' teacher confronted gunman updated 4 days ago

Teacher Megan Silberberger is getting a lot of credit for intervening during the school shooting in Marysville, Washington, on Friday.

Agents: Man says devil made him do it; 10 Commandments smashed updated 4 days ago

Though he told authorities that the devil made him do it, Satanists disapproved, after a man allegedly shattered a stone copy of the Ten Commandments last.

NYPD: Hatchet attack an act of terror updated 5 days ago

A New York City police officer remains in critical condition at a Queens hospital, one day after suffering a hatchet wound to the head.

Reconstructing shooting-carjack spree that left 2 Calif. deputies dead updated 5 days ago

California shooting spree began in a $56-a-night motel lot, killed two deputies, left carjacking victim shot in jaw and ended in suspects' arrest.

Authorities: Suspect in California shooting spree was deported to Mexico twice updated 5 days ago

California shooting spree began in a $56-a-night motel lot, killed two deputies, left carjacking victim shot in jaw and ended in suspects' arrest.

Michael Collins Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here's an in-depth look at the life of astronaut Michael Collins.

Grammy Awards Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here is some background information about the Grammy Awards.

6-pound gold chunk sells for $400K updated 5 days ago

6-pound chunk of gold sold over the weekend for $400,000, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Academic fraud or not, UNC students likely will keep degrees updated 5 days ago

The accrediting group that covers UNC can't take away degrees due to academic fraud, its president says.

Gunman at Washington state school targeted his cousins, relative says updated 6 days ago

When a gunman opened fire at students in a Washington state school cafeteria on Friday, he was not shooting at random targets, his relative said.

UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing updated 6 days ago

Independent report finds that for 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes" to keep athletes eligible.

Veterans Day Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Veterans Day, a holiday honoring men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Washington state school shooting: 'Run, get out of here' updated 6 days ago

Two people are dead -- including the shooter -- in shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state.

Shooting rampage leaves 2 California deputies dead, two wounded updated 6 days ago

Two California sheriff's deputies are killed in a shooting rampage in two counties that began when a deputy confronted a suspicious vehicle in Sacramento.

Jaylen Fryberg: From homecoming prince to school killer updated 6 days ago

A week after being named to Marysville-Pilchuck High School's homecoming court, Jaylen Fryberg shot five, one fatally, before turning his gun on himself.

Hatchet assault on New York police comes during fears of Islamist attacks updated 7 days ago

A hatchet attack in New York and attacks in Canada raise questions about whether the incidents may have been motivated by an alignment with radical Islam.

Marlins Man spicing up the World Series with a little Florida orange updated 7 days ago

With his bright orange jersey at the World Series, Marlins Man is causing a buzz online and on social media.

Ferguson on edge as doubts raised over Darren Wilson indictment updated 7 days ago

Ferguson protests were peaceful Tuesday, but the city's on edge, facing the possibility Officer Darren Wilson won't be indicted in Michael Brown's death.

Partial eclipse is a dream for space photographers updated 7 days ago

If there's one thing we've learned about the CNN iReport community, it's that you all love to capture celestial events.

Man attacks New York police officers with a hatchet updated 7 days ago

Police: A man charged at four New York police officers Thursday, metal hatchet in hand, hitting one officer in the right arm and another in the head.

'I caught a plane by accident': Survey reveals inventive sick day excuses updated 7 days ago

A survey for Careerbuilder.com reveals some of the inventive excuses given by U.S. workers for playing hooky in the past year.

Three dead in helicopter-small plane collision at Maryland airport updated 7 days ago

Three people died and two were injured when a small aircraft and helicopter collided on Thursday in Maryland.

Human remains found in search for UVA student Hannah Graham updated 7 days ago

Authorities looking for Hannah Graham -- the University of Virginia student who went missing -- find human remains, police say.

Denver teens set out for Syria to join extremists; parents, FBI bring them back updated 8 days ago

Three teenage girls who set out from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists are back home after their parents alerted authorities.

Officials: 3 Denver girls played hooky from school and tried to join ISIS updated 8 days ago

Three teenage girls who set out from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists are back home after their parents alerted authorities.

Suburban Detroit family awakens to find home firebombed updated 8 days ago

Firebombing of Linda Bazzi's family home in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, in the middle of the night, is captured on a surveillance video.

Wreck of WWII German U-boat found off North Carolina updated 8 days ago

A World War II German U-boat, sunk more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, NOAA announced Tuesday.

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