Branson to meet Virgin Galactic space team after crash
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:12:08 -0400
By Alex Dobuzinskis MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - 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. The entrepreneur has pledged to keep up the drive for space travel, saying on the company's web site: "Space is hard - but worth it. We will persevere and move forward together. ...
Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:08:38 -0400
By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans' support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola "emergency" funds, which would be passed outside of the normal budget process, and would not require offsetting spending cuts or explicit sources of revenue. ...
Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:21:23 -0400
By 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. ...
Police: Masked gunman shoots man in Frankford
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:47:42 -0400
Police are searching for a gunman who wore a Halloween mask when they say, he shot a man in Philadelphia's Frankford section early Saturday morning.
Woman struck by vehicle in North Philadelphia
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:46:21 -0400
Police say a woman was struck by a vehicle in front of Temple University Hospital in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.
'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:41:42 -0400
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) â 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.
Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:18:15 -0400
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) â A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine 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.
Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative deal
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:09:14 -0400
Union negotiators and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority reached a tentative contact deal Friday night, averting the possibility of a strike.
2 pedestrians struck,1 dead in Northeast Philadelphia crash
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:54:27 -0400
Police say two people were struck and one is dead after a Roosevelt Boulevard accident in Northeast Philadelphia Saturday morning.
Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:33:18 -0400
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. ...