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John Grisham: child pornography prison sentences are too harsh

John Grisham: child pornography prison sentences are too harsh

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) --Best-selling author John Grisham believes the U.S. has "gone crazy" with imprisoning men who view and download child pornography.
Aileen Graef
Survey suggests young adults addicted to the Internet

Survey suggests young adults addicted to the Internet

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) --In a recent survey of 1,300 young adults, ages 18 to 25, some 16 percent of respondents admitted to spending more than 15 hours per day online.
Brooks Hays
Dog-abunga! Surf Dog contest draws dogs to waves

Dog-abunga! Surf Dog contest draws dogs to waves

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) --Organizers of the Surf City Surf Dog competition in California said about 65 dogs turned up to hang tail on surfboards.
Ben Hooper
Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza

Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 30 (UPI) --Louisville police said a woman arrested for drunken driving was trying to order pizza from a website while behind the wheel.
Ben Hooper
Judge: Billionaire can't close off California beach

Judge: Billionaire can't close off California beach

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) --A judge has ruled for a California surfing group that challenged a Silicon Valley billionaire's right to close a road crossing his property to a popular beach.
Frances Burns
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach

Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) --Officials closed a California beach to surfers and swimmers after a surfer was attacked by a shark Saturday.
Gabrielle Levy
Great white shark caught by Manhattan Beach fisherman

Great white shark caught by Manhattan Beach fisherman

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) --A California fisherman reeled in a juvenile great white shark in Manhattan Beach Tuesday near a popular surfing location.
Gabrielle Levy
Jay Adams, of 'Dogtown and Z-Boys,' dies of heart attack in Mexico

Jay Adams, of 'Dogtown and Z-Boys,' dies of heart attack in Mexico

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams has died of an apparent heart attack in Mexico at the age of 53.
Matt Bradwell
Spectacular summer video: Seal on a surfboard

Spectacular summer video: Seal on a surfboard

NORTHUMBERLAND, England, Aug. 6 (UPI) --A seal attempted to join surfers who were riding the waves in England off the coast of Northumberland, and the entire encounter was captured on video.
Evan Bleier
Apple unveils updated operating system called OS X Yosemite

Apple unveils updated operating system called OS X Yosemite

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 (UPI) --Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled an updated version of its Mac OS X called Yosemite, which looks to link together its mobile and desktop operating system.
Ananth Baliga
Gerard Butler ditches 'Point Break' remake

Gerard Butler ditches 'Point Break' remake

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler has opted out of Alcon's remake of the 1991 surfer film, Point Break, which was due to start filming in in late June.
Kate Stanton
'Parks and Recreation' actor reveals he used to live in van

'Parks and Recreation' actor reveals he used to live in van

March 19 (UPI) -- "Parks and Recreation" star Chris Pratt revealed to KTLA that he used to live in a van before the glamorous life of Hollywood.
Aileen Graef

Surfing croc prompts Aussie beach closure

BROOME, Australia, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A 12-foot crocodile seen rolling in the surf prompted officials in western Australia to close a popular beach.

Pistorius surfed for porn before shooting Steenkamp, document alleges

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was allegedly surfing porn websites immediately prior to shooting his girlfriend, a court document reveals.

Big wave pro surfing series schedule announced

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Pro surfing's Big Wave World Tour opens April 15 in Chile and ends next year at Hawaii's Jaws break, the Association of Surfing Professionals said Wednesday.
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Flyn Novak of Hawaii stretched every wave to its limits in his round three heat of the Monster Energy Pipeline Pro in Oahu, Hawaii on February 6, 2007. Novak advanced to round four after finishing second in his heat eliminating Derek Ho and Mineto Ushikoshi. The Monster Energy Pipeline Pro is a four star World Qualifying Series and features the top surfers from around the world trying to earn points to qualify for the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT). (UPI Photo/Pierre Tostee/ASP/Covered Images)
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