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world Michael Connelly sends Harry Bosch into 'The Burning Room'

Twenty-two years ago, Michael Connelly introduced the world to Harry Bosch, a determined cop with a haunted past and a heart of gold. Bosch was an old soul at the start of "Black Echo," a homicide detective in his early 40s with an infamous, colorful career and two tours in Vietnam to boot....

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes during testing

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during testing Friday, according to aMojave Air and Space Port spokesperson and the FAA.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world One dead in SpaceShipTwo test crash

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

25 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Virgin Galactic plane crashes in test flight

One pilot dead and another injured as rocket designed for space tourists experienced "anomaly" in California.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Bus driver's family sues FedEx in deadly college trip crash

The family of a bus driver killed along with several high school students and their chaperones in a fiery collision with a FedEx truck earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against the transportation company.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world AFI Fest: 'Selma' footage to be unveiled at event with Oprah Winfrey

One of the more intriguing entrants to the holiday/late award-season calendar is Selma, indie filmmaker Ava DuVernays take on Martin Luther King Jr. and three critical months in the civil rights movement circa 1965.

32 minutes ago // UPI

world Filmmaker Polanski will not be extradited from Poland

Ed AdamczykKRAKOW, Poland, Oct. 31 UPI -- Film director Roman Polanski, sought for extradition by U.S. authorities, was questioned in Poland but not arrested, Polish authorities said.

33 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: The real-life Winnie the Pooh

The inspiration behind one of the world's best loved children's stories has been told in the run-up to its 100-year anniversary.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.

35 minutes ago // NPR

world After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Jerusalem remains tense as Al Aqsa mosque partially reopens

Jerusalem remained tense Friday as the Al Aqsa mosque was partially reopened to Muslim worshipers while Palestinians clashed with police around the city in a "day of rage" against Israeli policies.

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Alejandro G. Inarritu on 'navigating the labyrinth' of 'Birdman'

Alejandro G. Inarritu's black comedy "Birdman" plunges viewers into the not-entirely-earthbound world of Riggan Thomson, a washed-up former superhero actor played by Michael Keaton who's trying to get his mojo back by mounting a Broadway play.

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police

Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how it uses force.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world One dead in SpaceShipTwo test crash

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in a California desert, the California Highway Patrol has said.

43 minutes ago // NPR

world Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

44 minutes ago // BBC

world Sturgeon renews TV debates attack

Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.

47 minutes ago // CBS

world Mitch McConnell: Obama should "move to the middle" to work with the GOP

Senate Republican leader says GOP is ready to work with Obama for the next two years, if he's ready to work with them

48 minutes ago // Reuters

world Kerry, Iran's foreign minister, EU's Ashton to discuss nuclear issue November 9-10

WASHINGTON 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, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

48 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Modern textile designs on exhibit at Craft & Folk Art Museum

"New Directions: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles," organized by the Textile Society of America, opened recently at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. The concept is to showcase shifts in contemporary textile art and to highlight technical, aesthetic and structural innovations.

50 minutes ago // CBS

world Seth Rogen eyed to play Wozniak in Steve Jobs biopic

Actor would reportedly be playing the Apple co-founder alongside Christian Bale as Steve Jobs

50 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Flight Test

Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday and other sources said the anomaly involved a catastrophic explosion and crash.

51 minutes ago // VOA

world 'Point and Shoot' Shows American Filmmaker in Libyan Revolution

It sounds like fiction: A young American takes to the road in a motorcycle journey around the Arab world -- and ends up fighting alongside Libyan rebels to depose Moammar Gadhafi. Its actually a true story, and the subject of an unusual documentary. VOAs Carolyn Weaver has more

51 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

Kaci Hickox voiced her support for healthcare workers helping to fight Ebola in West Africa.

53 minutes ago // BBC

world Virgin spacecraft crashes in test

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in a California desert after experiencing what the firm described as "a serious anomaly".

53 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: Another Fotheringham is making a name for himself

When Newhall Hart was producing All-CIF quarterbacks in the 1980s, 6-foot-6 Chad Fotheringham got to play the position as a senior even though his best position supposedly was tight end. Then he became a top quarterback at the junior college level and played at Pacific in 1995.

53 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Late-night political robocalls: Are these things legal?

Marsha says she knows political robocalls aren't covered by the Do Not Call registry. But does that mean they can call any time they like?

56 minutes ago // The Independent

world UK contribution to the EU increased by a third last year

The United Kingdoms net contribution to the European Union increased by a third last year, to 11.3bn, according to new figures.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dodgers infielder Alex Guerrero snags Florida mansion

Dodgers infielder Alex Guerrero, who signed a $28-million free-agent contract with the team last October, has purchased a lakefront home in Weston, Fla., for $2.5 million.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Reduced EU sea mission set to go

The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Burkina Faso President Resigns, Military Chief Takes Over

The 27-year rule of Burkina Fasos President Blaise Compaore ends after days of often violent protests triggered by his efforts to gain another term in office.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Amnesty bemoans dark day for UKs moral standing over Med refugees

Thousands more refugees are at risk of perishing in the Mediterranean, human rights groups have warned, as Italy cancels its emergency naval rescue operation.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Sub-Orbital Virgin Atlantic Spaceship Crashes in Mojave Desert

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said. Two pilots were aboard the spaceship, which was undergoing its first powered test flight since January. It was not immediately known if they were able to parachute to safety. On Tuesday, Orbital Sciences suffered a high-profile rocket launch explosion after liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Kim Kardashian weighs in on Kylie Jenner's lips

Kardashian is setting the record straight about how her 17-year-old sister achieves her full-lip style

1 hour ago // VOA

world Sub-Orbital Spaceship Crashes in US Desert

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said. Two pilots were aboard the spaceship, which was undergoing its first powered test flight since January. It was not immediately known if they were able to parachute to safety. On Tuesday, Orbital Sciences suffered a high-profile rocket launch explosion after liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Virgin Galactic space rocket crash: One pilot dead and one seriously injured after SpaceShipTwo suffers 'flight anomaly'

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket encountered a problem during a test flight, according to Californian authorities.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world U.N. Panel Faults Sri Lanka Over Presidential Powers

A human rights report criticized a constitutional change that allows the president to appoint or dismiss judges, and repealed the limit on presidential terms.