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With the same peril that the Wright Brothers faced in becoming the first men to fly planes, mankind's quest for space tourism is also fraught with deadly trial and error.
Israel partially reopened access to the Temple Mount for Muslim prayers Friday, a day after taking a rare step of closing it amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions following the shooting of a controversial rabbi and subsequent killing of a suspect.
President Barack Obama has turned off large parts of America through radicalism, incompetence and political ineptness. As my friend Barry Casselman argues, "Obama has the worst political tin ear I've seen at that level. (I realize he thinks he is bringing out his base vote). But he's almost daring most Americans to turn against him." My prediction for midterm election night this coming Tuesday is that many Americans are going to take the President up on his dare.
Celebrities including Justin Bieber and Stephen Hawking had booked Virgin Galactic tickets, each costing more than $250,000.
Meg Urry says the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two is a reminder that rocket science is difficult.
A court ordered the release of U.S. Marine reservist Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, held in prison since March on a weapons charge, the Mexican federal government says.
Punched. Slapped. Cursed at. Deprived of water and food. Shackled to a bed with a "four-point restraint for almost a month."
It was a mother's worst nightmare. On March 31, 2014, at 11 p.m., I received a phone call from my 25-year-old son.
The alleged ringleader of a group of Florida A&M University marching band students who beat drum major Robert Champion Jr. in a 2011 hazing incident was convicted Friday of multiple charges related to Champion's death, according to CNN affiliate CFN13, which was in the courtroom when the verdict was read.
Like every political animal, I will be paying close attention to U.S. Senate elections this Tuesday because they will tell us a lot about the next two years. But I will also have a special eye on a few particular races that may tell us more about our long-term future.
After 48 days of living in what one resident called a war zone, the people of northeast Pennsylvania are relieved now that Eric Frein is in custody.
Note: This list includes accidents that affected astronauts or other staff related to the spacecrafts. Accidents that involved unmanned spacecraft are not included.
When police arrested Eric Frein, accused in the death of a Pennsylvania state trooper, they symbolically used the equipment of their fallen brother, Cpl. Bryon Dickson, to take Frein into custody.
Richard Branson is headed to be with his team after Virgin's SpaceShipTwo goes down. CNN's Jake Tapper has more.