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Militants from the Islamic State used military vehicles to destroy at least part of the Iraqi archaeological site at the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said Thursday.

Anne Barnard
After six years of planetary observations, scientists at NASA say they have found convincing new evidence that ancient Mars had an ocean.MARC KAUFMAN
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say they have been watching the same star blow itself to smithereens in a supernova explosion over and over again, thanks to a trick of Einsteinian optics.Dennis Overbye
Actor Harrison Ford was hurt Thursday after his vintage plane crashed on a golf course in Venice on the west side of Los Angeles, a source said.Richard Winton and Matt Hamilton
Hillary Rodham Clinton said late Wednesday that she had asked the State Department to release tens of thousands of work-related emails that she sent from her personal email account when she was secretary of state.Michael S. Schmidt and Amy Chozick
A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say.Seth Borenstein
Could wildlife be an unintended casualty of legalizing medical marijuana? In Utah, one DEA agent argues that weed farms are bad for rabbits, and other animals.Jessica Mendoza
The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday predicted an average price of $58 per barrel of oil in 2015, and $75 per barrel in 2016, spelling more bad news for the oil-loving Alaska budget.Alex DeMarban
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. The decision is being announced Thursday.Tamara Lush
Hillary Rodham Clinton said late Wednesday that she had asked the State Department to release tens of thousands of work-related emails that she sent from her personal email account when she was secretary of state.Michael S. Schmidt and Amy Chozick