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Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket exploded

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket

Updated: 4:32 PM - British billionaire Richard Branson is headed to California's Mojave Desert after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing one person and seriously injuring another.

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Did you remember to set your clocks back?

Daylight Saving Time, Fall, Autumn

Posted: 2:14 PM - Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

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Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse

Kaci Hickox, of Maine, can travel after treating Ebola patients.

Posted: 1:41 PM - Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state's bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patients

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Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

Posted: 10:36 AM - Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

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Bluegrass Poll: McConnell takes biggest lead yet in Senate race

Updated: 10/30/2014 - After more than a year of campaign ads bombarding the airwaves and the candidates jockeying for votes, the latest WKYT Herald-Leader Bluegrass Poll finds Kentucky voters set to re-elect Sen. Mitch McConnell to a sixth term rather than punish the nation’s top Republican by sending Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to Washington.

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Terminally ill Oregon woman may postpone taking her life

Brittany Maynard, during an interview, a death with dignity advocate

Posted: 10/30/2014 - A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has released a new video, saying she's feeling better and might postpone the day she had planned to die.

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Appeals court to take up denied medal case

Updated: 10/30/2014 - A federal appeals court is taking up a case brought by the widow of World War II veteran from southern Kentucky seeking to require the U.S. Army to review an application to award her husband a Medal of Honor.

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Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in World Series Game 7

Posted: 10/29/2014 - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

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Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quarters

Updated: 10/29/2014 - A mudslide in central Sri Lanka has buried several rows of workers' houses at a tea estate and officials are checking on the number of casualties.

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Editor Ben Bradlee to be lauded at DC service

Posted: 10/29/2014 - Ben Bradlee, who led The Washington Post during some of its biggest years and proudest moments, will be remembered in a service at Washington National Cathedral.

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Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

Updated: 10/27/2014 - The Pentagon says dozens of Army soldiers and their two-star general are being isolated at their base in Vicenza, Italy, as they return after serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.

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Governors back home quarantine for Ebola workers

Posted: 10/27/2014 - The governors of New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as they back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa.

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