Oddities

April 23, 2018 - 9:17 am
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in a western New York town are bidding a sad farewell to an iconic 200-year-old tree. A public ceremony is planned Monday evening to commemorate the tree that towers over Copper Beech Park in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford. It's dying from a devastating fungus...
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Bow-z, owned but John Hill, of Pella, Iowa, sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 39th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 22, 2018 - 4:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 2-year-old pup once destined to be euthanized was crowned the winner of Sunday's "Beautiful Bulldog Contest" at Drake University. The 39th annual tongue-in-cheek pageant for English bulldogs, Drake's mascot, is the unofficial start to this week's Drake Relays track meet...
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April 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is closed to traffic for two Manhattan miles. On Saturday, 30 blocks of the Great White Way was open only to pedestrians and bicycles from Times Square down to Union Square. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., city officials invited pedestrians and bikers to join the fun and games...
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April 20, 2018 - 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A postal worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver. But officials say Aleksey Germash told them he "made sure to deliver the important...
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April 20, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A United States Postal Service worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver. But officials say Aleksey Germash told them he "made sure to...
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Fish lay strewn across the roadside after a truck carrying tons of fish crashed near Liepen, northeastern Germany, Friday, April 20, 2018. (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 11:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — Oh sprat! A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania...
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April 20, 2018 - 10:12 am
GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend." Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop...
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April 20, 2018 - 1:29 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Greyhound says it is investigating how a bus meant to take passengers from Cleveland to New York ended up in Toledo. WEWS-TV reports that the bus left Cleveland several hours late on Thursday and was headed east through Pennsylvania when it started experiencing problems. The...
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April 19, 2018 - 6:59 am
ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family. The Grand Rapids Press reports Jay and Kateri Schwandt's latest addition was born Wednesday evening, five days before the baby's expected due date. WOOD-TV reports the boy weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces (about 3.7...
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April 19, 2018 - 6:26 am
MONROE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath. A Monroe police affidavit says 29-year-old Evelyn Washington was arrested on burglary and property damage charges. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that...
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