• Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said. A statement from Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities didn't elaborate on the extent...

  • Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres gets ready for the spotlight

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up. Located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres is the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system. But that distinction ends Friday, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrives after...

  • Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday. The decision by the state attorney general's office ends the criminal...

  • BNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GALENA, Ill. — A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed Thursday near the northern Illinois city of Galena and erupted into flames, authorities said. The train derailed around 1:20 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi,...

  • Harrison Ford seriously injured in plane crash on golf course

    News services
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured Thursday when a vintage World War II training plane he was piloting crash landed on a Mar Vista, California, golf course, reports NBC News. The actor was stabilized and taken to a local hospital. Sources said he sustained cuts to head. There...

  • Hall and Oates sue over granola-maker's cereal

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Hall and Oates are saying "no can do" to a New York company selling granola called Haulin' Oats. The famed pop music duo has sued Brooklyn-based Early Bird Foods & Co. in federal court, accusing the company of violating trademark protections with its "phonetic play" on...

  • When in Paris: Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto go platinum

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain's show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks. But the reality star wasn't the only one proving her blond ambition at Paris Fashion Week in a rather unfortunate clash. Actor Jared Leto turned up at the...

  • Former Broncos player Nate Jackson calls for NFL to allow marijuana

    By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER — Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future. Speaking at a marijuana business conference, Jackson called on the league to allow medical marijuana...

  • Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. It marked the second time a jury was unable to reach a decision on her punishment — a...

  • Giants tight end onboard Delta Flight 1086 that skidded off runway at LaGuardia

    New York Daily News
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Larry Donnell, the Giants tight end, is OK after being onboard the Delta flight that skidded off the runway at a snowy LaGuardia Airport Thursday afternoon. Donnell, who was not hurt, was sharing photos from the tarmac as shaken travelers got off the plane. “Look at this...

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