National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2014-11-01T04:50:25Z National News #version=9,0,0,0" width="300" height="54" id="CBSNews_v2" align="middle"> Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California By Alex Dobuzinskis MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - 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. The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150 km) north of Los Angeles, came days after another private space company, Orbital Sciences Corp, lost a rocket in an explosion moments after liftoff in Virginia. ... Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients 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. ... Third victim in Washington state school shooting rampage dies By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m. at the hospital as a result of severe injuries after being shot in the head during last Friday's incident in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ... Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another. Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: Jehovah's Witnesses to pay $13.5 million in California sex abuse ruling By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO Calif. (Reuters) - A Californian judge has ordered the Jehovah's Witnesses to pay $13.5 million to a man who was sexually abused in the 1980s by a church leader, attorney for the victim said on Friday. Church elders had assigned a man to work with Jose Lopez on bible studies, even though they knew he had admitted to molesting another boy in 1982, because they felt he was "repentant", Lopez's attorney Irwin Zalkin said. ... 'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — 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. Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting SEATTLE (AP) — Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago. Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants celebrated a third World Series victory in five years with a ticker-tape parade, and it seemed everyone had a story about brought them to rainy downtown San Francisco. Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene. It's time to fall back an hour, get extra shut-eye WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring. Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals: 2 children, woman hit by car in Halloween crash VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police in Vancouver, Washington, say two 7-year-old girls and a 20-year-old woman were seriously hurt Friday night when they were hit by a car while trick-or-treating. Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions 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. 3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said. Quotations in the News "It's a real setback to the idea that lots of people are going to be taking joyrides into the fringes of outer space any time soon. There were a lot of people who believed that the technology to carry people is safely at hand." — John Logsdon, retired space policy director at George Washington University, after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart during a test flight. Former U.S. Marine freed after spending months in Mexican jail MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine, who had been held in Mexican jail for months after arriving at the border from California with guns in his vehicle, was freed on psychological grounds on Friday, a Mexican court said. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, an American veteran of the war in Afghanistan who left the U.S. Marines in 2012, had been held in Mexico since his March 31 arrest by Mexican customs agents at the San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. After agents discovered three guns in his pick-up truck, he was charged with weapons offenses and put in prison. ... Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert. Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a 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. Three trick-or-treating teenage girls killed in California hit and run (Reuters) - Three teenage girls were killed while trick-or-treating in southern California on Friday evening when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver, authorities said. The girls, ranging in age from 13 to 15, were in costume and carrying candy bags when they were hit while walking across a Santa Ana street at around 6:45 p.m., said Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi. All three were pronounced dead on the scene, Concialdi said. "It's a horrific accident, very tragic," he said. ... Hawaii pair took photos, prodded fiery lava with golf clubs: police By Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - Two Hawaii residents have been charged with trespassing after police found the man and woman snapping pictures within five feet of a slow-moving river of molten lava that is threatening a nearby village, police said. Hawaii County police responding to a report on Thursday evening also found the pair with two golf clubs, each with a ball of hardened lava stuck to its end, in the vicinity of the lava flow north of Pahoa village. ... SEPTA, union reach a deal; strike adverted Officials announced that a deal has been reached between SEPTA and the Transit Workers Union and workers will not be going on strike. AccuWeather: Cool Treat for Halloween, Wet Trick on Saturday Meteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a raw, wet and windy first weekend of November. Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2014. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Clocks go back one hour. Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. TroubleShooters: Car accident victim's wheelchair returned A Delaware County man says he felt stranded without his power wheelchair. It was sent to a repair company but after months of waiting for it to be returned, he felt helpless - that is until Action News TroubleShooters got involved. US Marshal describes moment Eric Frein was captured It took 48 days, $10 million and an intense manhunt but accused cop killer Eric Frein was caught and one of the US Marshals who captured him spoke to Action News. Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore CHICAGO (AP) — Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake Shore Drive. The waves slowed traffic and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. 4 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) — A mother and three of her children headed for a southern Illinois Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child injured when their SUV went around safety gates into the path of a freight train, authorities said Friday. NYC worker suspended for using 'robotic voice' NEW YORK (AP) — If some workplace problems happen because employees are only human, one New York City government worker got in trouble for virtually the opposite. Girl barred over Ebola fears returns to school MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut girl barred from her elementary school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa is now back in class. 2 critically burned in hash-oil apartment blast WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Butane gas from a hash-oil operation caused an explosion that left two men critically burned and another missing and forced dozens to evacuate at a San Francisco Bay Area apartment complex, police said. WRHL 2014-11-01T09:50:25Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491