Ancient Fla. bone has artistic image
A bone fragment at least 13,000 years old, with the carved image of a mammoth or mastodon, has been discovered in Florida. It may be the first prehistoric art depicting animals with trunks in the Western Hemisphere, researchers reported Wednesday in the Journal of Archaeological Science. The bone fragment, discovered by a fossil hunter in Vero Beach, contains an incised image about 3 inches long from head to tail and about 1 3/4 inches from head to foot.
Pastor convicted for marrying gays
Methodist pastors who have defied a church ban on marrying gays were dealt a setback Wednesday when clergy members hearing a church trial found a colleague guilty of marrying a lesbian couple in 2009. A 13-person jury of clergy peers unanimously convicted the Rev. Amy DeLong, 44, of Osceola. Her penalty could range from suspension to defrocking. A decision is expected today.