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BAGHDAD (AP) — The videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts in Iraq's museums and blowing up 3,000-year-old temples are chilling enough, but one of Iraq's top antiquities officials is now saying the destruction is a cover for an even more sinister activity — the systematic looting of Iraq's cultural heritage.
CLIVE, Utah (AP) — A waste disposal company is trying to reassure regulators and residents that a type of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive can remain safely buried in a barren, remote area of northwest Utah.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — The Cornell University institute searching for signs of life among the billions and billions of stars in the sky is being named for — who else? — Carl Sagan.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency says the unmanned cargo ship that went out of control en route to the International Space Station has fallen to Earth over the Pacific Ocean.
BELIZE CITY, Belize (AP) — Belize is considering new offshore drilling regulations that could open up nearly the entire coast to exploration and exploitation, environmental groups warned this week, calling it a threat to vital reefs, fisheries and tourism concerns.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it will be at least several months before its products are back in stores as the Texas-based company works to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted a total product recall.
New Jersey judge rules in paternity case that a set of twin girls has different fathers.