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An Iraqi worker stands next to the ancient statue of a winged bull with a human face, an indication of strength in the Assyrian civilization, at the archaeological site of Nimrud, south of Mosul in northern Iraq, April 21, 2001.

ISIS Attacks History

ISIS's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites

Harrison Ford attends the 12th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Jan 16, 2015, in Los Angeles

Ford 'Saved Several Lives'

The 72-year-old star avoided crashing his vintage plane into a densely populated area after losing engine power, according to an eyewitness

Ireland Rouses From Recession Woes

Tech Companies Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Apple, Google, Facebook and other tech giants are among a list of companies to urge the Supreme Court to overturn statewide bans on same-sex marriage. The companies say it’s too burdensome to deal with states’ varying marriage laws

Job seekers attend a job fair on the Upper West Side in New York City, Jan. 15, 2015.

U.S. Employers Add 295,000 Jobs in Feb.

The U.S. economy gained 295,000 jobs in February, the 13th consecutive month employers added more than 200,000 to their payrolls. Meanwhile the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5%.

Ceres is seen from NASA's Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit around the previously unexplored dwarf planet. The image was taken at a distance of about 30,000 miles.

NASA Spacecraft Arrives at 'Alien, Exotic World'

A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration. Ceres is the first of two dwarf planets to receive visitors this year. This summer, another NASA spacecraft — New Horizons — will make a stop at Pluto

From the Files - One Year Since Flight MH370 Disappeared

Mystery of Flight 370 Haunts Families 1 Year Later

On Sunday, a complete year will have passed since MH 370 veered off its route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and vanished from radar screens. Now just four boats continue to comb a 23,000-sq.-mi. patch of ocean floor but families refuse to give up hope


GOPers Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage

More than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage on Thursday. The brief makes a conservative case for the court to strike down same-sex-marriage bans

Man accused of rape dragged from jail, beaten, hung in street - India

Indian Mob Lynches Alleged Rapist

An incensed mob in India publicly executed an alleged rapist on Friday, after breaking into his jail cell and parading him naked through the streets. The mob of over a thousand people broke the prison fences and overpowered guards to drag Syed Farid Khan out

Governor Scott Walker Speaks at CPAC

Wis. Assembly Sends Right-to-Work Bill to Scott Walker

Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday to make their state the 25th to enact right-to-work legislation after a marathon session that included about 20 hours of debate. It was a straight party-line vote, with no Democrats backing the measure

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Visits Russia

Putin Says He'll Take a 10% Pay Cut

The Russian president announced Friday he would accept a reduced salary as his country deals with a weakened currency and a rapidly stagnating economy. It's not all bad for Putin, though — he tripled his official salary just last year.

The entrance to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City.

Apple Added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average

S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that Apple will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18, replacing AT&T. Apple earlier this year became the first U.S. company with a market value above $700 billion