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Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis
PRAGUE (AP) -- Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat....

Police warn people not to eat spoiled, trash-picked turkeys
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs....

Newborn, mother and grandmother all share same birthday
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey family won't have trouble remembering three generations of birthdays....





Scooby the camel returned to Ohio owners after getting loose
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A young camel named Scooby is back at home after going on a 90-minute jaunt that blocked traffic and provided an uncommon photo opportunity for motorists in Ohio....

McDonald's to raze Chicago-area museum of 1st restaurant

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OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica of the hamburger chain's first restaurant....

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite....

'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals....

Crash report turns out to be scene for Billy Crystal film
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- A report of a car crashing into a pizza and ice cream shop on Long Island turned out to be a scene for a film starring Billy Crystal....

Town moves man's loudspeaker broadcast of taps to local park
GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania town has reached a detente over a former councilman's broadcast of taps through loudspeakers at his home, which had caused complaints and lawsuit threats....