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CIRCUMCISION LAWSUIT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A South Dakota prison inmate wants something back. Dean Cochrun is suing the hospital where he was circumcised as a newborn. Cochrun claims the procedure has robbed him of his sexual prowess. The suit asks for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Cochrun is acting as his own lawyer. The lawsuit also requests that his circumcision be reversed.

ELI MANNING-SNL

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Eli Manning can play quarterback -- but can he play straight man? We'll find out May 5th. The New York Giants Q-B will be hosting "Saturday Night Live." He's not the first Super Bowl-winning Manning to call the signals on SNL. Big brother Peyton did it in 2007. Peyton had a very funny "United Way" skit, coaching kids. He even banished one to a porta-potty for 20 minutes. There won't be any walk-ons for Petyon, though. He notes he has a prior commitment but says Eli will do a good job.

SUSHI SWINDLE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- So, what's really in that sushi? An environmental advocacy group says there's a sushi scam in Southern California. The group Oceana says they've conducted DNA tests on the fish. According to the report, more than half of the seafood sampled is mislabeled under federal law. The news is even worse for sushi lovers. The group says nearly nine out of ten samples of sushi wasn't being sold as labeled.

SHUTTLE-FINAL MISSION

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Folks in the Washington area will get a once-in-a-lifetime sight today. The space shuttle Discovery has one last flight to complete. The retired shuttle is due to make a low pass over many of the best known landmarks in the nation's capital. The shuttle will be flying piggy-back on a special Boeing 747 transport plane, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Discovery is going on display at a National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia.

PAUL BUNYAN STOLEN

NEW CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Someone's messing with Paul Bunyan. A 7-foot-tall statue of the legendary ax-man has been been stolen in western Pennsylvania. Michael Miller says the lumberjack was sitting on a bench in front of his store in New Centerville. Not only is Paul Bunyan missing, so is the bench. Miller tells the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat he bought the fiberglass statue for about $1,200 from an Ohio amusement park. He adds the big guy will be tough to hide.

BOAT RESIDENTS EVICTED

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some rough seas are ahead for people living on boats in L-A. The Los Angeles Harbor marina is ordering 95 tenants to pull up anchor by May 1st. The Harbor Department says the Colonial Yacht Anchorage docks are dilapidated and unsafe. And that's bad news for the 11 boat owners who live aboard at bargain prices. Harold and Donna Hazelton have lived on their boat for more than 30 years. The elderly couple tells the L-A Times they pay just $636 a month rent. Another marina would be twice that. The Hazeltons also have the problem of getting their boat to a new dock. They say the engine doesn't work and it would cost three-grand to fix.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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