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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. A newborn, his mother and grandmother were all born on Nov. 19. Grandmother Clara Gregory said she had a feeling her grandson was going to be...

 

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. Police in Long Beach tell Newsday that officers and firefighters were dispatched Monday...

 

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. Sporting lime green "mankinis" and...

 

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. The Blade reports 1-year-old Scooby escaped from his fenced-in...

 

Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time. Manson,...

 

Trump's cheeseburger in Japan still drawing lines

TOKYO (AP) — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan's prime minister during his visit last week. "It tasted great, like steak," the pastry-maker said after savoring the 100...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL:...

 

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in sky

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday. An electronic warfare plane from Naval Air Station...

 

'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. WBTV reports someone decorated the "Cone Weed" with...

 

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot

SARVER, Pa. (AP) — A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company. Edward and Audrey Cramer say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday...

 

Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train. Police say 20-year-old Julio Rodriguez was arrested earlier this month after trying to steal a train from a rail yard just south of downtown Phoenix. Union...

 

Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks

PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop — Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia. According to his...

 

Billionaire Norwegian given $30,400 drunken driving fine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a 250,000-kroner ($30,400) fine for drunken driving — but can still count herself lucky. Katharina G. Andresen is reportedly Norway's richest woman, with a fortune...

 

6 Czechs fined for sporting Borat mankinis in Kazakhstan

PRAGUE (AP) — Six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana. Sporting lime green "mankinis" and black wigs, the men had...

 

Anarchists urge Greeks to drop flower pots on police

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anarchist groups in Athens have occupied a downtown university building and have urged nearby residents to attack police by dropping flower pots from their balconies, ahead of an annual protest march frequently marred by...

 

Massachusetts police stop driver for pizza box license plate

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in a Massachusetts town jokingly recommend drivers get a little more creative if they make their own illegal license plates. The Hopkinton Police Department says in a Facebook post Sunday a driver was...

 

School worksheet quizzed students on 'boy toy,' affairs

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — Middle school students in a Virginia home economics class were mistakenly given a worksheet that quizzed them on what an extramarital affair is as well as "boy toy" and "trophy wife." WTVR reported Monday that the teacher at...

 

Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface after 'Boaty' overruled

SYDNEY (AP) — A new Sydney Harbor ferry will be christened Ferry McFerryface — Sydney's second favorite choice after the now famous jokey Mc-moniker, Boaty McBoatface. New South Wales state government officials overruled the most popular name...

 

93-year-old North Carolina veteran skydives for first time

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 93-year-old North Carolina veteran of World War II has gone skydiving for the first time. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Doug Gross joined the Army during the war in 1942 with plans to become a paratrooper, but... Full story

 

Clue, Wiffle Ball, paper airplane enter Toy Hall of Fame

The board game Clue. In the National Toy Hall of Fame. With the Wiffle Ball and paper airplane. The mystery of which toys earned the status of toy superstardom was solved Thursday with the announcement of the hall of fame's Class of 2017. The...

 

'Real-life Iron Man,' Harlem Globetrotter set Guinness marks

NEW YORK (AP) — A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph (51 kph), a Guinness world record. The record keeper announced Tuesday's feat...

 

Unjust desserts: Suspect hands out doughnuts during robbery

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect robbing a Houston doughnut shop handed out doughnuts to customers whose cellphones he stole. The Star-Telegram reports that the robbery happened at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 at a Shipley's Do-Nuts. Police released surveillance...

 

Drivers get turkeys instead of traffic tickets in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Some Montana drivers got Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets when they were pulled over by traffic officers. The Billings Gazette reports that officers with the Billings Police Department checked for outstanding warrants...

 

Sweet home Nebraska: Roofer removes buzz from couple's attic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Home sweet home is more than just a warm and fuzzy saying for one Omaha couple. Becky Reilly told Omaha television station KETV that thousands of honeybees had invaded her and her husband's home attic and produced so much honey...

 

Udder surprise: Heifer found in family's swimming pool

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — An 800-pound heifer made a big splash when it was found in a North Carolina family's swimming pool. Catawba County Chief Animal Control Officer Jenna Arsenault told news outlets the agency received a 911 call Wednesday morning...

 

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