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Cave bone trove reveals a new human ancestor

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa—Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree—revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely-accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

The creature shows a surprising mix of human-like and more primitive characteristics—some experts called it “bizarre” and “weird.”

She reigns supreme at 23,226 days: Queen Elizabeth II surpasses Queen Victoria in service

LONDON It was a day for the history books. But it was not in her majesty’s temperament to make much of a fuss.

On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, about 5:30 p.m., Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in Britain’s proud and often turbulent history, dating back more than a millennium to the days when kings and queens enjoyed absolute power.

Edwards rallies for win

DARLINGTON, S.C.—Joe Gibbs couldn’t help but beam about this team victory.

Carl Edwards drove superbly, crew chief Darian Grubb made stellar calls with his car two laps down, and the No. 19 crew got the car out of the pits in first when it counted most.

The result was Edwards’ first win in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.