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60,000-pound whale carcass removed from California beach

60,000-pound whale carcass removed from California beach

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – It literally was a whale of a job, but crews have finished removing the 60,000-ton carcass of a rotting whale from a Southern California beach.
Published: 04/29/16

Professor puts CV of his failures online to give perspective

A Princeton University professor has published a CV of his career failures as a way to give perspective to those who are feeling discouraged
Published: 04/29/16
University: Paying $17,570 for dining hall table was mistake

University: Paying $17,570 for dining hall table was mistake

The University of New Hampshire has acknowledged that spending $17,000 on a custom-made chef's table with LED lights for the campus dining hall was a mistake
Published: 04/29/16
NJ Weedman: Officials 'exaggerated big-time' in pot charges

NJ Weedman: Officials 'exaggerated big-time' in pot charges

A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman says authorities "exaggerated big-time" in charging him with distributing pot
Published: 04/29/16
Dog missing 10 years found in Alabama, returning to owner

Dog missing 10 years found in Alabama, returning to owner

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Tracy Dove assumed the worst after her 1-year-old dog named Charlie disappeared in 2006. Days without the animal turned into years, and Dove figured the brown-and-white pointer was dead.
Published: 04/29/16

Lawyer: Hole in wall burglary was 'crime of stupidity'

A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to what his attorney called a "crime of stupidity": burglarizing a neighbor's home by cutting a hole that linked his basement to the neighbor's
Published: 04/29/16
Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston

Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston

A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac in downtown Boston are stopping people in their tracks and sparking conversations
Published: 04/29/16
Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead

Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead

Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean
Published: 04/28/16
Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple
Published: 04/28/16
Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era commode kits for fallout shelters
Published: 04/28/16