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Branson to meet Virgin Galactic space team after crash

MOJAVE Calif. - Richard Branson is set to meet his Virgin Galactic space team in California's Mojave Desert on Saturday following the crash of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other. | Video

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Islamic State kills 85 more members of Iraqi tribe

BAGHDAD - Islamic State executed 85 more members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq in a mass killing campaign launched last week to break their resistance to the group's territorial advances, a tribal leader and security official said on Saturday.

World, Iraq 9:22am EDT

Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients

FORT KENT Maine - 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." | Video

China says not begun legal process for disgraced security chief

BEIJING - China has not started legal proceedings against former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest-profile figure to be caught in a government crackdown on corruption, a senior court official said on Saturday.

World, China 1:38am EDT

Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

WASHINGTON - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

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Al Qaeda group seizes bastion of Western-backed rebels in Syria's Idlib region

BEIRUT - Islamist militants affiliated to al Qaeda seized the last remaining stronghold of Western-backed rebels in Syria's northwest province of Idlib on Saturday after days of fighting, rebels and a monitoring group said.