- Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site
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.
- Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release — and for possible security lapses — after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State Department official said Thursday.
- 10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
- Father tells jury about boy's death at Boston Marathon
BOSTON (AP) — With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale, torn body and realized he wouldn't make it.
- Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to skillfully bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.
- An ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.
- Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win over Cubs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday.
- NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list.
- Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday.
- NFL teams look for bargains, avoid busts in free agency
NFL teams and their fans have been waiting for free agency since last season ended. Salary cap space has been counted and rechecked, ready for splurging on that star capable of turning franchises from losers to winners with the simple change of a jersey.