Odd News

  • Fed's George to send BBQ sauce to San Francisco Fed chief after Giants win

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George plans to send San Francisco Fed President John Williams some local barbecue sauce to commemorate his home team's World Series victory, spokesmen for the banks said on Thursday. Baseball's biggest annual contest…

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  • Alaska mayor vetoes law aimed at protecting moose

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The mayor of Anchorage has vetoed an ordinance passed by the municipal assembly intended to protect moose from impaling themselves on fences decorated with metal spikes.

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  • Police led to Alabama drug suspect by his dog

    By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Police in Alabama found a suspected drug dealer who was hiding in tall grass near his home after the man's dog, tail wagging enthusiastically, led officers to him, police said on Thursday. Edward Melvin Henderson fled his home in Prattville as…

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  • 69 cats removed from dirty Rhode Island apartment

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Animal control officers have removed 69 cats from a Rhode Island apartment.

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  • Anti-violence activists charged in vicious attack

    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.

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  • Hall of fame for mustaches? Why not?

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards?

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  • Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge.

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  • Ohio veteran found guilty, fined over pet ducks

    COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression has been convicted of a minor misdemeanor for keeping them.

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  • Police chase naked suspect, capture him in pants

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police trying to arrest a man in Oregon found him in nothing but underwear, and then he ended up in his birthday suit before he was arrested in some pants he apparently found while being chased.

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  • DNA from toilet leads police to burglary suspect

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say a man suspected of a $250,000 heist should have flushed the evidence he left behind.

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  • Police: Teletubby break-in suspect faces charges

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A student accused of breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges.

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  • Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

    GATES, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.

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  • House in London Is Made of Wax, Will Eventually Melt Away

    You've heard of the British nursery rhyme "London Bridge Is Falling Down." Well, now there's a house in London that is melting down, literally. A new art installation by Alex Chinneck is made entirely of paraffin wax bricks — 8,000 of them, to be exact — with the sole purpose of melting down…

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  • Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13

    ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.

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  • Suit: Breasts burned at Philadelphia hookah lounge

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman says her breasts were burned by hot coals as people danced around a stripper pole at a Philadelphia hookah lounge.

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  • Man who vanished from Denver NFL game said he 'had his fill of football'

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A man who vanished during a National Football League game in Denver last week only to be found safe days later told police afterward that he had had his "fill of football" and had wanted to go somewhere warmer, authorities said on Wednesday. Paul Kitterman made…

    Reuters
  • Mouse hunt delays Norwegian flight to New York

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle, already plagued by costly flight delays on its long-haul routes, was forced to delay a flight to New York by five hours on Tuesday because of a hunt for a mouse in the cockpit. "The pilots discovered a mouse on flight deck," spokeswoman Charlotte Holmbergh…

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  • Iowa residents create Halloween hay bale art

    CHARITON, Iowa (AP) — Residents in a southern Iowa county have been creating works of art from hay bales for Halloween.

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  • X-ray shows sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant

    MIAMI (AP) — The source of a sick tortoise's discomfort became clear after a south Florida veterinarian took an X-ray: The animal had swallowed a turtle pendant.

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