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Rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

Rocket bound for International Space Station explodes

A rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded after liftoff Tuesday in Virginia. No one is believed to have been injured. The cause is under investigaiton.

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned Cygnus capsule holds 5,000 pounds of cargo for NASA, including 32 mini research satellites, a meteor tracker, and a tank of high-pressure nitrogen to replenish a vestibule used by spacewalking astronauts.

Retailers developing own mobile pay system shut out Google, Apple

Retailers developing own mobile pay system shut out Google, Apple »Play Video

Over the weekend, drug retailers CVS and Rite Aid shut the door on a mobile payment system from Google and a new one from Apple even though the systems had been working in stores.

"It's kind of interesting that all of these retailers find Apple Pay a huge threat even though it just launched," said Mark Spoonhauer, editor-in-chief of tech website Tom's Guide.

Victim dies from injuries; sheriff says shooter invited victims to meet him for lunch

Victim dies from injuries; sheriff says shooter invited victims to meet him for lunch »Play Video
Gia Soriano

A moment of silence honored the victim's of Friday's shooting exactly 72 hours after gunshots erupted at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

The death toll now stands at three - including the shooter - after 14-year-old victim Gia Soriano lost her fight for survival.

Her family, in a statement read by a hospital administrator, tried to turn Gia's loss into hope for others.

States impose mandatory quarantines in response to Ebola

States impose mandatory quarantines in response to Ebola »Play Video
Kaci Hickox in quarantine

A 5-year-old was rushed to Bellevue Hospital overnight by medical teams dressed in full protective gear.

"The child was showing some signs of an illness," said Mayor Bill De Blasio. "Not clear what the illness was, we did the cautious thing and brought the child in under the full protocol."

It's a protocol that has come under fire: specifically, the decision by governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois to impose a mandatory quarantine on anyone returning to the U.S. who's had direct contact with an Ebola patient in West Africa.

New military land ship tested

New military land ship tested »Play Video
A new ship may save the day during the next disaster. The boat is basically a parking lot at sea that uses hovercrafts to travel. Joe Little is aboard with this ship's story.

Photos: 70,000-year-old mammoth skull found in Idaho

Photos: 70,000-year-old mammoth skull found in Idaho
The Bureau of Reclamation says fossil skull remains of a more than 70,000 year-old mammoth has been discovered near American Falls Reservoir. The remains were excavated and transferred to the Idaho Museum of Natural History in Pocatello. Museum researchers who examined growth rings on the tusk estimate the mammal was 16 years old at the time of its death. Photo by Dave Walsh -- Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation says fossil skull remains of a more than 70,000 year-old mammoth has been discovered near American Falls Reservoir.

Bus driver beat down

Bus driver beat down »Play Video
Call it instant karma. A bus driver beat a purse-snatcher with a bat. And it was all caught on camera. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

$2 million supercar comes to the U.S.

$2 million supercar comes to the U.S. »Play Video
There's a new Italian sports car coming to America, but you won't be able to drive this super-car, unless you've got two-million bucks lying around. Peter Valdes de Pena takes us for a test drive.

Soldier, gunman dead after shooting at Canadian Parliament

Soldier, gunman dead after shooting at Canadian Parliament

A Canadian soldier was shot and at least one gunman is confirmed dead after a shooting at the Parliament Building in Ottawa. 

The attack began when the soldier was shot and killed while guarding a nearby war memorial. Witnesses said the gunman had long hair and his face covered.

Officials reported that the gunman was shot dead by Parliament Sergeant At Arms Kevin Vickers and police fanned out to figure out how many more shooters might be part of the attack.