WASHINGTON - Scientists unearthed a skull of the most primitive four-legged creature in Earth's history, which should help them better understand the evolution of fish to advanced animals that walk on land.
ATLANTA - The Southwest has the lowest rate of health insurance coverage in the country, with 30 percent of non-elderly adults and 18 percent of children uninsured, according to a new government study.
NEW YORK - An Italian architect said he is poised to start construction on a new skyscraper in Dubai that will be ''the world's first building in motion,'' an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it an ever-shifting shape.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament speaker warned the West on Wednesday that it may face ''a done deal'' if it provokes Iran, a stern hint that Tehran could build nuclear weapons if attacked.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday slashed the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues, concluding a two-day meeting, are expected to keep talking tough about inflation while stopping short of actually doing anything, at least right away.
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KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official on Wednesday accused Pakistan's premier spy agency of organizing a recent assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the most serious in a string of allegations against Pakistan.
LONDON - A British court on Wednesday acquitted a former pub manager of taking a bribe to drop assault charges against Amy Winehouse's husband.
SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - Bodies in life jackets washed up on islands and drifted at sea Wednesday as more than 100 divers probed deeper inside a Philippine ferry that capsized during a powerful typhoon.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition leader briefly emerged from his refuge at the Dutch Embassy Wednesday and called for African leaders to guide talks to end Zimbabwe's crisis, saying a presidential runoff this week was no solution.
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
ALGIERS, Algeria - Two men who converted from Islam to Christianity went on trial Wednesday on charges that they illegally promoted the Christian faith in Algeria.
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