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At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California. Brianna Keilar is in for Erin Burnett.
October 31st, 2014
09:18 PM ET

Maine judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox

Kaci Hickox is speaking out after a judge in Maine rejects the state's call for a mandatory home quarantine for the nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

Hickox is now free to go to stores, restaurants, movie theaters, wherever she chooses. But she isn't totally in the clear.

Alexandra Field has the latest.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • News
October 31st, 2014
08:30 PM ET

One dead in Virgin SpaceShipTwo explosion

A pilot is dead and another is injured after a Virgin Galactic spaceship exploded in midair during a test flight over the Mojave Desert in California today.

In a statement, Virgin Galactic said Space Ship Two "suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle." It is a devastating setback for the company and its founder Sir Richard Branson.

Officials: 1 pilot dead, 1 injured in SpaceShipTwo test-flight failure

Space Ship Two cost nearly half a billion dollars to develop. More than 700 people have already signed up to fly on a Virgin Galactic spaceship, at more than $250-thousand dollars a ticket.

Virgin Galactic is considered by many to be the best hope in private space exploration. Prior to Friday's tragedy, they were hoping to start flights within months.

CNN's Dan Simon is OutFront with the story.


Filed under: News • Space • SpaceShipTwo
October 30th, 2014
09:11 PM ET

Nurse Kaci Hickox's neighbor: It's common sense, stick to the quarantine

Negotiations between the state of Maine and nurse Kaci Hickox over the limits of her quarantine ended today with no resolution.  The disagreement was over the guidelines on how and when she could leave her house, while staying away from public places.

Early Thursday morning, Hickox and her boyfriend left their Fort Kent home for a bicycle ride around town, followed by state police.

Police were not authorized to arrest her, the governor saying they were there for her protection and to monitor any interactions with the public.

But Gov. Paul LePage said he would use "the full extent of his authority" to protect public safety.

James Majka lives down the street from Hickox in Fort Kent, Maine, a small town with a population just above 4,000. In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Majka says Hickox should have remained in quarantine.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • News
October 30th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

Apple CEO comes out: "I'm proud to be gay"

A glass ceiling cracked Thursday as Apple chief Tim Cook became the first Fortune 1000 CEO to publicly acknowledge that he is gay.

In a column in Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook writes that he had long been open about his sexual orientation, but had just not discussed it publicly until now.

It's a watershed moment for corporate America, and in the life of a man who was born in a small town in Alabama and ended up at the helm of one of the world's most valuable companies.

CNN's Erin Burnett has the report.


Filed under: Apple • News • Tech
October 30th, 2014
08:20 PM ET

FBI most-wanted suspect Eric Frein in custody

(CNN) - After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday.

"I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time," she said in an email to reporters.

According to a federal law enforcement source, Frein was caught hiding at an airport in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. He was arrested by U.S. marshals, the source said.

Frein was taken into custody without incident, according to a second source. The fugitive was armed, and at least one weapon was recovered, a third source said.

Frein, 31, is suspected in the September 12 ambush shooting that left Cpl. Bryon Dickson dead and Trooper Alex T. Douglass wounded outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove.

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