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Nov 7, 2014
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Nov 2, 2014

Branson determined to find cause of Virgin spaceship crash, pilots identified

By Lucy Nicholson and Irene Klotz

MOJAVE Calif./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Saturday vowed to find out what caused his space tourism company’s passenger spaceship to crash during a test flight, killing one pilot and injuring the other, but expressed a desire to press on with the dream of commercial space flight.

Michael Alsbury, 39, has been identified as the pilot who died in the crash of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, and the surviving pilot is Peter Siebold, 43, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Nov 1, 2014

Branson determined to find cause of Virgin spaceship crash

By Lucy Nicholson and Irene Klotz

MOJAVE Calif./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said on Saturday he was determined to find out what caused a passenger spaceship being developed by his space tourism company to crash during a test flight in California’s Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and injuring the other.

Branson arrived in California to meet his Virgin Galactic team and with federal officials who arrived to begin their investigation into Friday’s accident, the second in less than a week involving a commercial space company.

Oct 30, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
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Los Angeles: the World in a City

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Los Angeles, United States

By Lucy Nicholson      

Show biz, sunshine, surfing and traffic are some of the first images that come to mind when people picture Los Angeles.

When I think of what defines the place after living here 17 years, I think of immigrants.

Oct 30, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014

California community suffers as wells dry up in drought

, Oct 23 (Reuters) – In one of the
towns hardest hit by California’s drought, the only way some
residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the
fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back
home.

The trip has become a regular ritual for East Porterville
residents Macario Beltran, 41, and his daughters, who on a
recent evening pumped the water into containers in the bed of
his old pickup truck to be used for bathing, dish washing and
flushing.

Oct 21, 2014