Oddities

In this Sunday, May 28, 2017 photo released by Lance Fountain, a 2.7-meter (9-foot) great white shark lays on the deck of a fishing boat at Evans Head, Australia. Fisherman Terry Selwood said Monday, May 29, that he was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm where the airborne shark struck him with a pectoral fin as it landed on him on the deck. (Lance Fountain via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 4:27 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 73-year-old Australian fisherman said Monday that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 2.7-meter (9-foot) great white shark leapt into his boat, knocking him off his feet. Terry Selwood was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm where the...
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May 28, 2017 - 6:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn. Ingolstadt police said Sunday the 36-year-old had been carrying about 9,000 euros ($10,000...
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This Thursday, May 25, 2017 booking photo released by the Weber County Sheriff's Office shows Tori Lee Castillo, 39. The Utah woman was arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older child to pull the emergency latch and called 911. Castillo remains jailed on suspicion of child abuse after being arrested Thursday, May 25, 2017, evening when she returned to the car. (Weber County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 27, 2017 - 4:01 pm
RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older...
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May 27, 2017 - 1:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has denied a man's request to juggle during his trial to show jurors he was just clowning around when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store. The Republican reports ( http://bit.ly/2rJzyk4 ) that a Springfield judge on Thursday rejected Orlando...
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In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 photo, a car driven by a 19-year-old driver is stuck in the newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Neb. A police incident report says it wasn't obvious that the concrete wasn't dry and that driver drove into it through a 24-foot (7-meter) gap between traffic control cones. City engineer Thomas Shafer says the driver is responsible for the repairs and could face about a $10,000 bill for the repairs. (Mike Palm, The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 10:07 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck. The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won't...
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May 25, 2017 - 5:37 am
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — With just three stings and no serious injuries, two beekeepers have safely removed an estimated 40,000 bees that bedeviled a Virginia townhouse community. The Washington Post reports ( http://wapo.st/2rCfkZo ) the 40-pound (18-kilogram) swarm was carefully snipped from a...
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FILE - In this August 2015 file photo, a rain storm passes over Mt. Katahdin in this view from land that is now the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in northern Maine. Motorists on Interstate 95 in Maine won't see signs directing them to the new national monument created by President Barack Obama because Gov. Paul LePage is refusing to let the state install them. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, file)
May 24, 2017 - 10:53 am
BENEDICTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor is refusing to allow road signs to be installed for a new national monument, so supporters of the park are taking matters into their own hands. Fans of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument hung a banner advertising the park from a highway overpass...
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May 24, 2017 - 10:52 am
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A bear trying to get doughnuts has ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports ( http://bit.ly/2rSb3gS ) Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday to a black bear trying to break...
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May 23, 2017 - 10:14 pm
JUNEUA, Alaska (AP) — A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska's capital city. Juneau Police Lt. David Campbell says the leg — from the knee down — was found by state game workers clearing out a debris pile Monday from Gastineau...
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May 23, 2017 - 9:30 pm
JUNEUA, Alaska (AP) — A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska's capital city. Juneau Police Lt. David Campbell says the leg — from the knee down — was found by state game workers clearing out a debris pile Monday from Gastineau...
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