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Naked, painted bikers ride through Philadelphia touting body freedom, fuel conservation
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 allowed to keep job despite being 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....

Illinois Lottery winners getting left out: No payouts over $25,000 before a state budget deal
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out....





Benedictine monk relaxing atop Rhode Island school's wind turbine is spotted by passing 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....

Southern California golf club owner agrees to pay $100,000 to settle stink over chicken manure
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: 'Better safe than sorry' after confronting 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....

Idaho deputies interview girls named Destiny in effort to crack cliff 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....

Couple buy neighboring house they feared was a fire hazard, it burns during deed-signing
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....

World War I cannon stolen from Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Michigan
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....

Wine o'clock: A great idea becomes a word in OxfordDictionaries.com's latest update

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LONDON (AP) -- Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word....

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