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California surfer makes board using 10,000 cigarette butts
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) -- A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts....

Judge serves eviction notice on pregnant mom's unborn baby
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Utah mom in her final days of pregnancy gave her baby an eviction notice and made it official with a judge's signature. Incredibly, the baby obeyed....

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D thesis goes online, website crashes

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LONDON (AP) -- Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university's website....




Canadian man fined for singing '90s dance tune in car
MONTREAL (AP) -- A Canadian man's decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public....

Pennsylvania woman celebrates 94th birthday by skydiving
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman has celebrated her 94th birthday by going skydiving along with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter....

Salvation Army receives donated urn filled with ashes
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- A Salvation Army thrift store in New Hampshire has received an urn apparently filled with cremated remains....

Honolulu store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam

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HONOLULU (AP) -- Cans of Spam have become a common item that's being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities....

To learn how to say New Zealand leader's name, just call her
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of New Zealand's incoming prime minister, he - unwittingly - went straight to the top....

Brick crashes through roof of NYC bus, hits 19-year-old man
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a brick has punched a hole in the roof of a New York City bus and injured a passenger....