MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A suborbital 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.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating
London-based Standard Chartered Plc for potential U.S. sanctions
violations connected to its banking for Iranian-controlled entities
in Dubai, according to people familiar with the probe.
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - 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
FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the
United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid
for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in
West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited
SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish
forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria
to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has
become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Pacific University said on Friday
its campus was on lockdown after a student received a threat of
someone coming to campus with a gun, but lifted the orders about an
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - 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.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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.