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Virgin Galactic completes final test flight before launching paying customers to space

Six of the company's employees, including two pilots, landed at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico after the short up-and-down flight that included a few minutes of weightlessness.
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Erik Wemple answers your questions on the media
Erik's Q&A with readers is at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, June 12. Submit your questions.
‘Malibu Sniper’ sentenced to life for 2018 killing of dad on camping trip
A man dubbed the "Malibu Sniper," who was convicted last month in the fatal shooting of a father who was camping with his daughters at a Los Angeles area park was sentenced to 119 years in prison Wednesday.
'We no longer know what reality is.' How tech companies are working to help detect AI-generated images
For a brief moment last month, an image purporting to show an explosion near the Pentagon spread on social media, causing panic and a market sell-off. The image, which bore all the hallmarks of being generated by AI, was later debunked by authorities.
New Haven police commission terminates 2 officers charged in the transport incident that left Randy Cox paralyzed
Two of the five New Haven, Connecticut, police officers involved in the June 2022 arrest of Randy Cox, who was left paralyzed from the chest down in a police van, have been fired, officials said.
Lionel Messi's signing sparks sharp rise in Inter Miami ticket prices
"Messi mania" has reached the United States, if ticket prices are any indication. On Wednesday, soccer superstar Lionel Messi said he's going to join the Major League Soccer club Inter Miami, a blockbuster announcement that shocked the sporting world.
Nationals game against Diamondbacks postponed due to poor air quality
MLB's Thursday game between the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks was postponed due to poor air quality in the Washington, D.C., area.
Jana Kramer pregnant, expecting baby with fiancé Allan Russell: ‘Beyond blessed’
The "Whine Down" podcast host announced her pregnancy news weeks after couple's engagement.
Meet Catherine ‘Capa’ Aikman, Troy Aikman’s second wife
Meet Catherine "Capa" Aikman, the second wife of NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, who was spotted with Haley Clark in June 2023.
Baltimore's police commissioner steps down after 4 years in the position
Michael Harrison is stepping down as the Baltimore police commissioner after four years in the role. Harrison announced he does not have another job opportunity lined up.
What it really takes to help students succeed
Four key lessons taken from exemplary public schools.
Horses restaurant owners agree to resolve divorce drama
The Sunset Boulevard restaurant caught the food world's attention when Elizabeth Johnson made allegations about husband and co-owner Will Aghajanian.
WATCH: Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts after 3-month pause
Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, began erupting Wednesday after a three-month pause on Hawaii's Big Island.
Jana Kramer is pregnant following surprise engagement after splitting from cheating ex-husband
Country singer Jana Kramer announced she is having a baby with her fiancé, former U.K. soccer player Allan Russell, after the two were recently engaged.
Barcelona says Lionel Messi went to MLS 'to compete in a league with fewer demands'
The seven-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner's former club said Lionel Messi went to MLS "to compete in a league with fewer demands."
First 'virgin birth' found in American crocodile as reptile spends 16 years in isolation
The first-ever recorded documentation of a crocodile's "virgin birth" has been released in a recent study after an isolated crocodile in Costa Rica laid 14 eggs.
USAID suspends all food assistance to Ethiopia after uncovering scheme diverting aid
The US government's humanitarian agency has suspended food aid to Ethiopia after determining "that a widespread and coordinated campaign is diverting food assistance from the people of Ethiopia" -- a nation where more than 20 million people require food support.
Belmont cancela carreras; Nacionales posponen juego por mala calidad del aire
Las carreras en Belmont Park son canceladas y el partido de los Nacionales de Washington en contra de los Diamondbacks de Arizona es pospuesto el jueves debido a la mala calidad del aire por los incendios forestales en Canadá
How to spy on your exes’ Instagram Stories without them knowing: ‘Addicted’
"Basically you view it as a ghost, they'll never know you watched it. They won't be able to trace you."
What is affirmative action? More Americans dislike practice as Supreme Court decisions loom
As the Supreme Court prepares to rule in a pair of cases involving affirmative action on college campuses, a look at how the practice came to be.
Shop LEGO’s New Batcave Shadow Box On Sale Now
LEGO's first-ever shadow box is a detailed recreation of the iconic Batcave.
College student gets A in class after allegedly receiving zero on proposal for using term ‘biological women’
A college student who allegedly received a zero on a project proposal for using the term "biological women" got an A in the class after the proposal was re-graded.
UK fashion journalist Sarajane Hoare is listing a $1.25M UES pad
The writer bought the co-op at 59 E. 75th St. between Park and Madison avenues for $1 million in 2007, according to property records.
Ukraine launches long-awaited counteroffensive: officials
The counteroffensive claims come just days after the destruction of a huge dam in Ukraine.
Vikings dejarán libre a Dalvin Cook por motivo del tope salarial
Los Vikings de Minnesota y el running back estrella Dalvin Cook seguirán por caminos separados por motivos de ahorro en el tope salarial después de cuatro temporadas consecutivas superando las 1.000 yardas terrestres
North Carolina Senate advances bill banning economically targeted investments
The North Carolina Senate has advanced legislation banning state agencies and pension plans from screening potential investments based on environmental and social standards.
Trump Case Isn’t About ‘Documents,’ It’s About National Security
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyWith the hammer of the U.S. justice system seemingly poised to come down at any moment on our already disgraced, twice impeached, former President Donald Trump, it is vital we frame the case or cases filed against the president the right way.Failure to do so misrepresents the crimes that he is alleged to have committed and understates the threat Trump continues to represent.This means that my brothers and sisters in the media and the D.C. commentariat need to stop referring to the former president’s theft of classified documents vital to our national security as merely “the documents case.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
How much are last-minute Bruno Mars tickets for Springfield, MA concerts?
You won't need $24K to see the "24K Magic" singer live.
Supreme Court's Surprise Ruling Divides Conservative Justices
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the court's liberal members in the voting rights case.
Supreme Court unanimously sides with Jack Daniels, agrees poop-themed dog toy violates trademarks
The toy is “taking advantage of Jack Daniel’s hard-earned goodwill.”
The Aces talk family, new album, being 'beacon of light' for LGBTQ fans
The four-woman band from Provo, Utah, talked about growing up and coming out together and hanging pride flags next to Trump signs in their hometown.
Sister of missing Madeline Kingsbury calls ex Adam Fravel’s arrest a ‘silver lining’
The sister of Madeline Kingsbury, a Minnesota mother who has been missing for over two months, said the arrest of her sister's ex and the father of her children was a "silver lining" for her grief-stricken family.
My breasts are so big they won’t fit in my car — I want bigger implants
Amber May, a 23-year-old OnlyFans model from England, has size 36NN breasts that make it hard for her to drive her car.
Minnesota Vikings to release star running back Dalvin Cook, per reports
The Minnesota Vikings plan to release their star running back Dalvin Cook on Friday, according to multiple reports.
The Real Risk of Wildfire Smoke to Kids
What to know if your child was exposed to the pollutants.
Emily Ratajkowski is all laced up in leather for birthday party with son Sylvester
"If this aint me as I mama I don’t want it
Young Americans brace for 'unprecedented' return of student loan payments
Student loans will be due for millions in August for the first time in years, due to the pandemic, despite a Supreme Court challenge to Biden's debt relief plan.
Air quality live updates: Why smoke from wildfire, poor air quality could linger for days
Millions of Americans could face days or even weeks of smoky siege and air quality alerts from the drifting smoke of unrelenting Canadian wildfires.
Today's top robot vacuum deal: Get the Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum for 50% off on Amazon
Shop the best Samsung robot vacuum deals on Amazon including a hot deal on the Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum.
How L.A. helped detonate the explosion of the Austin comedy scene
With new clubs like Comedy Mothership and waves of L.A. headliners and rising comics moving to Austin, West Coast comedy has planted a flag on the new frontier in stand-up.
Inside the $6.25M CA home ‘Superman’ star Dean Cain fled for Vegas
Dean Cain fled across state lines to escape California’s progressive policies, despite living on a secluded Malibu hilltop overlooking the Pacific edge.
Robert De Niro, 79, and girlfriend Tiffany Chen, 45, too tired to smile after welcoming baby
De Niro and Chen maintained somber expressions on their faces as they walked the red carpet at the star-studded Tribeca Film Festival event.
Supreme Court Ruling Could Spell Trouble for Republicans
While the decision impacts Alabama, the precedent could open the door to other challenges against maps favoring the GOP.
Main suspect in 2005 Natalee Holloway's disappearance leaves Peru on flight to U.S.
Joran van der Sloot is wanted in the U.S. on extortion and wire fraud counts connected to Holloway's disappearance on the Caribbean island of Aruba.
Adam Fravel arrested after Madeline Kingsbury's body found along Minnesota highway
The suspect, Adam Fravel, is the father of the children of 26-year-old Madeline Kingsbury, who first went missing in late March.
WATCH: Toddler plays peek-a-boo with Winnie the Pooh
This mom captured her daughter's adorable peek-a-boo match with Winnie the Pooh during a recent visit to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Jamie Foxx rep says hospitalization not caused by COVID vaccine: report
A representative for Jamie Foxx addressed a rumor that the COVID vaccine booster caused the actor's "medical complication" in a new report.
King Charles III’s introduction to Major League Baseball was a 1970 Senators game
Charles, who was the Prince of Wales at the time, was educated on the difference between a foul ball and a home run by President Nixon's son-in-law.
Las Vegas police spot suspected UFO — and residents claim to see aliens
"They’re 100% not human," a resident told police.