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Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

MOJAVE Calif. - 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. | Video

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Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power. | Video

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Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush denied bail

MILFORD Pa. - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and wearing the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after his first court appearance on first-degree murder and other charges. | Video

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Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

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Man convicted of manslaughter in Florida marching band hazing

ORLANDO Fla. - The ringleader of a beating ritual that led to the death of a Florida college marching band member was convicted on Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing, the first case to go to trial in an incident that drew national attention to hazing abuses.

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Suspect in Virginia student murder arraigned in separate assault case

FAIRFAX Va. - The man charged with abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student whose body was discovered earlier this month on a farm after a five-week search, was arraigned on Friday on three murder and sexual assault charges in a separate case.

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U.S. chides Russia over military flights in Europe

WASHINGTON - Stepped-up flights by Russian fighters, long-range bombers and tanker aircraft are aggravating security concerns in Europe and the United States is watching them very closely, the Pentagon said on Friday.