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Judge voids conviction for Iranian in goggles case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A federal judge threw out the conviction and sentence Thursday for an Iranian woman who had pleaded guilty in a scheme to illegally obtain U.S.-made military night vision goggles for Iran.

July 11, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer | National


US advisory panel OK’s 2 new combination vaccines

ATLANTA - A federal advisory panel on Thursday endorsed two new combination vaccines designed to reduce the number of needle sticks that young children must endure to get the recommended immunizations.

July 11, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Court rejects death penalty for raping children

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday outlawed executions of people convicted of raping a child.

July 10, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fossil of most primitive 4-legged creature found

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.

July 10, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Health insurance lags most in Southwest, CDC says

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.

July 10, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Architect hopes new skyscraper keeps us spinning

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.

July 10, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Iran issues warning over nuclear program

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.

July 10, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Court slashes judgment in Exxon Valdez disaster

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday slashed the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million.

July 10, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed talking tough on the threat of inflation

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.

July 10, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 6/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: I was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease. While I've apparently had the condition for a long time, my posture is the same as it has been for many years. In fact, everything is the same.

July 10, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 6/26

In most bridge deals played with a trump suit, declarer's hand takes the majority of the tricks - but not always.

July 10, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/26

Although the aspects indicate that you will enjoy some income growth in the year ahead, your progress might not be as rapid as you would hope. Even if it is slow, a steady climb is still in the making.

July 10, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Afghanistan blames Pakistan in Karzai attack

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.

July 10, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Man is acquitted in Amy Winehouse husband case

LONDON - A British court on Wednesday acquitted a former pub manager of taking a bribe to drop assault charges against Amy Winehouse's husband.

July 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Divers get bodies from capsized Philippine ferry

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.

July 10, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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