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at 08:42 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

China launches experimental spaceship in preparation for unmanned moon return trip

BEIJING, China - China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.


at 08:42 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Detroit Mass Mob uses social media to draw Roman Catholics to services in struggling churches

DETROIT - Detroit has seen half of its residents skip town over the past 50 years, and the fallout has been felt in every corner of the city, including its religious communities.


at 08:37 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Governor: NY Ebola doctor sought help with 100.3-degree fever, not higher temperature

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola sought help with a 100.3 (38-Celsius) -degree fever, not a higher temperature.


at 08:35 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

For $20 or less, smugglers offer foreigners passage from Turkey into IS territory in Syria

ONCUPINAR, Turkey - The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world. Border guards stand by with machine-guns to prevent Islamic militants from joining the flow, but within their sight smugglers offer to take travellers across for a surprisingly small fee.


at 08:20 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

Tunisian forces end 24-hour standoff and raid home of suspected militants, killing 6 people

TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisian authorities stormed the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff Friday, leaving five women and one man dead in a suburb of Tunis, the capital.


at 08:18 on October 24, 2014, EDT.

NYC officer remains critical but stable after hatchet attack; second officer stable

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.


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