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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another.
A Mexican court ordered the release of a former US Marine jailed in the country since March for carrying weapons, after pressure from top US officials. Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan, was arrested on March 31 when he entered Mexico from California. Tahmooressi's family has said that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and crossed the border inadvertently with several weapons in his car that he had purchased legally in the United States. Tahmooressi's case garnered broad national attention in the United States, with dozens of politicians and top US officials calling on Mexico to release him.