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12-year-old California student ready to start university

12-year-old California student ready to start university

A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying biomedical engineering and becoming a doctor and researcher by the time he turns 18.
Published: 05/22/16

Couple credits cat with alerting to fire in Vegas-area home

A Las Vegas-area couple is crediting their cat to alerting them to a fire in their home
Published: 05/22/16

Spanish priest pleads for divine intervention to repair road

A Spanish priest says he has given up hope that local authorities in his parish of Xestoso in the northwest of the country will fix the potholes in the roads so he has asked for divine intervention
Published: 05/22/16
No clothes? No beach. Court rules against Spanish naturists

No clothes? No beach. Court rules against Spanish naturists

Nudists have lost a seven-year legal battle for access to a popular tourist resort beach on Spain's southwestern tip
Published: 05/21/16
Blimp makes emergency landing at construction site, deflates

Blimp makes emergency landing at construction site, deflates

A blimp has made an emergency landing and deflated at a construction site next to a Philadelphia highway
Published: 05/21/16
No joke: 3 mayors walk into an elevator, get stuck

No joke: 3 mayors walk into an elevator, get stuck

3 Pennsylvania mayors spend about 40 minutes stuck in a hotel elevator
Published: 05/20/16
Airbus unit unveils 3D-printed electric motorcycle

Airbus unit unveils 3D-printed electric motorcycle

What weighs 77 pounds, goes 50 mph (80 kph) and looks like a Swiss cheese on wheels? An electric motorcycle made from tiny aluminum alloy particles using a 3D printer.
Published: 05/20/16

Huge peach, scorned by some, is plucked from Atlanta skyline

To some, the metal tower supporting a giant peach atop an Atlanta building was about as popular as a freeway-snarling ice storm
Published: 05/19/16
Michigan man charged after stripper paid with fake $100 bill

Michigan man charged after stripper paid with fake $100 bill

A Michigan man is facing charges after a stripper was paid with a counterfeit $100 bill following a lap dance
Published: 05/20/16

Eiffel Tower to be turned into a Euro 2016 rental apartment

Four lucky competition winners are set to be the first people in history to use the Eiffel Tower as a vacation home next month
Published: 05/19/16