Oddities

This Nov. 7, 2017 photo shows an African Serval cat rescued from the streets of Reading, Pa., by the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Police captured the big African cat, resembling a cheetah, running loose through the streets. The cat was transported to a big cat rescue facility that can give it the special diet and extensive exercise it needs. ( Tim Leedy/Reading Eagle via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 3:21 pm
READING, Pa. (AP) — Police captured a big African cat, resembling a cheetah, running loose through the streets of a Pennsylvania city. Reports about the spotted feline started coming in on Nov. 3 in Reading, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia. When officers tracked it down,...
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November 10, 2017 - 3:21 pm
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Weather observers stationed atop the highest peak in the Northeast are having some fun with a blast of cold wind. Winds gusted to over 100 mph (160 kph), temperatures got down to below zero and the wind chill hit minus-40 on Friday at the Mount Washington Observatory...
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November 10, 2017 - 8:43 am
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was in a Colorado court for violating his bond on a drug charge is in even more trouble after a wad of cocaine fell from his hat while he was in front of the judge. The Vail Daily reported Wednesday that 43-year-old Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca was...
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November 09, 2017 - 1:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect robbing a Houston doughnut shop handed out doughnuts to customers whose cellphones he stole. The Star-Telegram reports that the robbery happened at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 at a Shipley's Do-Nuts. Police released surveillance video this week that shows three men wearing hoodies...
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November 09, 2017 - 9:56 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say a cruiser was stolen during a traffic stop, and later found abandoned. State Police Col. Ann Assumpico said in a brief written statement that the cruiser was taken at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday during a traffic stop. It was later found in...
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Richard Browning poses for the media after setting the Guinness World Record for 'the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit', at Lagoona Park in Reading, England, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph (51 kph) to set a new Guinness world record. The record keeper announced Tuesday’s feat on Thursday as part of its annual Guinness World Records day. (Matt Alexander/PA via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 9:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph (51 kph), a Guinness world record. The record keeper announced Tuesday's feat on Thursday as part of its annual Guinness World...
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November 09, 2017 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph (51 kph), a Guinness world record. The record keeper announced Tuesday's feat on Thursday as part of its annual Guinness World...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:41 am
NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — An 800-pound heifer made a big splash when it was found in a North Carolina family's swimming pool. Catawba County Chief Animal Control Officer Jenna Arsenault told news outlets the agency received a 911 call Wednesday morning and arrived to find the young female bovine...
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This illustration made available by the European Southern Observatory in 2014 shows shows dust surrounding a supernova explosion. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, astronomers reported that a star 500 million light-years away exploded in 1954 and apparently again in 2014. The research confounds scientists who thought they knew how dying stars ticked. (M. Kornmesser/ESO via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 2:28 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Death definitely becomes this star. Astronomers reported Wednesday on a massive, distant star that exploded in 2014 — and also, apparently back in 1954. This is one supernova that refuses to bite the cosmic dust, confounding scientists who thought they knew how dying...
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Gov. Chris Christie walks out of the voting booth after casting his ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 in Mendham, N.J. Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are the two major party candidates vying to replace Christie, the two-term, term-limited incumbent. (Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP)
November 07, 2017 - 5:15 pm
MENDHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's tell-it-like-it-is style has annoyed many residents in his state, but he has made sure to give it to at least one more voter in his final Election Day before leaving office. The term-limited Republican got into a parking lot dispute...
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