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Orbital Sciences’ stock plummets after explosion

  NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Orbital Sciences tumbled in Wednesday, October 29, morning trading after the aerospace company’s unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff on Tuesday evening. No injuries were reported. The Orbital Sciences’ Antares commercial supply rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at Wallops [...]

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Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incumbents

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections. The once friendly terrain of New York, California, Obama’s native state of Hawaii and adopted state [...]

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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends. The Pentagon has put in place the [...]

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Va. judge: Cellphone pass codes protected

  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a criminal defendant cannot be forced give authorities the pass code to his cellphone. The Virginian Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1sJziGv) that Virginia Beach Circuit Judge Steven Frucci issued the ruling this week in the case of David Baust, who is charged with trying to strangle his girlfriend. Prosecutors wanted [...]

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Virginia Zoo to have seahorse exhibit in 2016

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Zoo plans to open an exhibit featuring seahorses in 2016. The exhibit is sponsored jointly by the zoo and the Elizabeth River Project. The Seahorses of the Living Lafayette project will be part of renovations to the zoo’s exhibit building. The zoo says the new exhibit is intended to [...]

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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

  CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday, October 29, in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. The 140-foot Antares rocket, operated by [...]

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Upset primary winner over Eric Cantor in debate

  ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Republican Dave Brat, who toppled then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a June primary, cast himself as a future check on President Barack Obama’s policies as he debated a Democratic rival Tuesday at the Virginia college where both candidates teach. Brat sparred Tuesday evening with Democrat Jack Trammell over the [...]

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Teachers for Tomorrow trains future educators

  ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — William Fleming High School junior Quasmirah Allen, 17, wasn’t sitting behind a desk in a classroom listening to a teacher. Instead she was at the front of the room as a group of curious kindergartners gazed up at her. For a few minutes she was the teacher, not the student. [...]

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10 indicted in medical fraud case in Va.

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 10 people on charges related to defrauding the Virginia Medical Assistance Program. According to the 105-count indictment, the defendants conspired to obtain reimbursement payments by submitting false claims for mental health support services in 2011 and 2012. Court records say the owner and operator of [...]

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Hatcher sees new level of hate in Cowboys-Redskins

  IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Hatcher didn’t know the hate in the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry until he switched to Washington’s side. “They really hate Dallas,” says Hatcher, who spent his first eight seasons with the Cowboys before moving east as a free agent in the offseason. Allow him to explain. “Everywhere you go, grocery store [...]

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Feb. 20 sentencing set for former Va. first lady

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20. McDonnell had originally been scheduled for sentencing Jan. 6, but she asked for a postponement because one of her attorneys has a scheduling conflict that day. U.S. District Judge James Spencer approved [...]

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