Wednesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


NEW YORK (AP) -- Those Victoria Secret models may have a secret. They're not just babes -- but working moms as well. Several of the VS Angels getting the most air-time on the CBS special last night are mothers. Miranda Kerr is one. She says Pilates, yoga and weight training helped to get her figure back in shape. Kerr works out at home with her son playing with his toys on the floor. Kerr adds someday, she'll let son Flynn see mommy's runway photos.


OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Expect to meet a lot of little Jacobs and Shophias -- at least in Washington state. Those are the most popular baby names, according to the state Health Department. Jacob was the first choice for boys the last decade in every year but three. Sophia has been one of the top four names since 2007. Next up for boys names: Alexander, Daniel, William and Ethan. And for girls: Olivia, Isabella, Emma and Ava.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California voters have decided a number of ballot issues over the years -- from cutting property taxes to legalizing medical marijuana. But Los Angeles voters may be asked if condoms should be required for porn stars. A health advocacy group says they've collected more than enough signatures to qualify the ballot measure for the June 2012 election. The proposal would require safe-sex porn as a condition of getting a filming permit in L.A. The measure is supported by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. But critics say requiring condoms would force porno production underground, increasing the risk for the X-rated stars.


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey won't stand in the way of love. At least if a couple of state legislators get their way. Two lawmakers have introduced bills to eliminate the state's 72-hour waiting period for couples wanting to get hitched. They argue that the law, which dates back to the 1930's, is outdated. Supporters say allowing instant marriages would give Garden State tourism a boost. New Jersey would join Connecticut and Rhode Island as the only states in the Northeast with no waiting.


CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The pizza man to the rescue. College student Raleigh Powell is earning money delivering pies in upstate New York. He was on the job the other night when he passed a burning house. He's credited with saving an 83-year-old woman, by breaking out a window and pulling the senior citizen to safety. Powell suffered cuts on both arms helping Grace Keefer. Neither she nor her husband was hurt in the fire. Powell says his Army Reserve training helped him to keep his cool.


BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) -- Army green will be turning a little evergreen -- thanks to Christmas tree growers. Tree farms in New Hampshire and Vermont are donating at least 400 Christmas trees to military families around the world. WMUR-TV reports that school kids in Bethlehem, N.H., are helping to load trees donated by the Rocks Christmas Tree Farm. Those trees are headed to Fort Drum, N.Y. From there, the trees will be shipped to the families. The donations are part of a nationwide effort called Trees For Troops.

Copyright 2011. The Associated Press.

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