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Branson admits SpaceShip Two crash casts doubt on space tourism project

Virgin boss says dream will live on only if engineers can identify and overcome cause of fatal accident that claimed life of a test pilot in Mojave desert<p>Sir Richard Branson acknowledged on Saturday that his dream of commercial space tourism may have ended in the explosion that consumed Virgin …

Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.<p>An army general quickly announced he was …

Hawaii pair took photos, prodded fiery lava with golf clubs: police

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.<p>Hawaii County police responding to a report on Thursday evening also found the pair …