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Professor puts CV of his failures online to give perspective
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- A Princeton University professor has published a CV of his career failures as a way to give perspective to students who are feeling discouraged....

Charge reduced for mall Easter bunny in brawl with kid's dad
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded....

60,000-pound whale carcass removed from California beach
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- It literally was a whale of a job....

University: Paying $17,570 for dining hall table was mistake
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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The University of New Hampshire now acknowledges that spending $17,000 on a custom-made chef's table with LED lights for the campus dining hall was a mistake....

NJ Weedman: Officials 'exaggerated big-time' in pot charges
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman says authorities "exaggerated big-time" in charging him with distributing pot from his restaurant and cannabis church....

Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters....

Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider
GENEVA (AP) -- It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized - temporarily - by a weasel....

Shall I compare thee to a carburetor? Indy 500 gets a poet
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500's first official poet since the early 20th century....

Lawyer: Hole in wall burglary was 'crime of stupidity'
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to what his attorney called a "crime of stupidity": burglarizing a neighbor's home by cutting a hole in the wall between his basement and the neighbor's....

Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean....