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AP Top Strange News At 6:08 p.m. EDT

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image....

Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness....

Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out....





Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) -- A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air....

Golf club owner agrees to pay $100,000 over manure incident
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) -- The owner of a Southern California golf club, who raised a stink by spreading chicken manure on the course, has agreed to pay $100,000 to air pollution regulators....

Police confront North Dakota students armed with telescope
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Two North Dakota State University students got a scare when armed police officers mistook their telescope for a rifle....

Girls named Destiny questioned in cliffside vandalism case
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies have interviewed more than a dozen girls named "Destiny" trying to crack a vandalism case where someone spray-painted a prom invitation on a southwest Idaho cliffside....

'Fire hazard' home burns as couple signs deed to buy it
MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania couple who bought a neighboring vacant house because they feared it was a fire hazard was right: It caught fire while they were at the county courthouse signing the deed....

WWI cannon swiped from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars post
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is concerned it could be sold for scrap metal....

Beware manspreading, enjoy wine o'clock: new Oxford words
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LONDON (AP) -- Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word....