Oddities

December 30, 2017 - 1:17 pm
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joker the dog had one heckuva Christmas adventure. Joker's owner, Summer Burgos, flew him to Florida on Dec. 21 to live with family while she trains in the Navy. As soon as Burgos' mother-in-law opened the crate at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the 2-...
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December 30, 2017 - 8:54 am
SARGENT'S PURCHASE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man hasn't let extreme cold get in the way of a heartwarming proposal. WMUR-TV reports that 31-year-old Josh Darnell, of Londonderry, dropped to his knee and popped the question after climbing Tuckerman's Ravine on Thursday, the same day it hit minus...
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Khaled Shabani is shown in a Dec. 22, 2017 photo provided by the Dane County (Wis.) Sheriff's Office. Madison police say they arrested Shabani accused of snipping a 22-year-old customer's ear on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says officers arrested 46-year-old Shabani on suspicion of mayhem and disorderly conduct while armed. DeSpain says Shabani told officers it was an accident. (Dane County (Wis.) Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 5:35 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police in Madison, Wisconsin, arrested a hairstylist after he gave a customer a very unwanted Larry Fine hairdo. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the 22-year-old victim told officers the stylist asked him to stop fidgeting and moving his head during the Friday haircut. The...
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December 27, 2017 - 5:03 pm
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A resourceful Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer has helped to engineer a daring prison escape. A snowy owl that had become trapped in barbed wire in a perimeter fence at the Smithfield prison in Huntingdon was rescued on Christmas Day. Pennsylvania Game Commission...
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December 27, 2017 - 12:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a hunter's trip home hit a snag in Las Vegas after security screeners found a dead cougar in his luggage. No crime was committed because the man had a hunting tag. But police Lt. David Gordon told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Transportation Security Administration...
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ADDS THAT ROBINSON IS AT LEFT - In this Dec. 23, 2017, image made from a video provided by Honolulu news station KHON, Alan Robinson, left, and Walter Macfarlane are interviewed in Honolulu. The two Hawaii men grew up as best friends and recently learned that they're actually brothers. They revealed the surprise to family and friends over the holidays. The two, who have been friends for 60 years, were born in Hawaii 15 months apart and met in the sixth grade. (KHON via AP)
December 26, 2017 - 4:23 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii men who grew up as best friends recently learned that they're actually brothers and revealed the surprise to family and friends over the holidays. Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane have been friends for 60 years. Born in Hawaii 15 months apart, they met in the sixth...
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December 26, 2017 - 3:52 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii men who grew up as best friends recently learned that they're actually brothers and revealed the surprise to family and friends over the holidays. Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane have been friends for 60 years. Born in Hawaii 15 months apart, they met in the sixth...
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December 26, 2017 - 8:51 am
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount — more than $284 billion. The Erie Times-News reports that Mary Horomanski said her eyes "just about popped out" of her head when she saw the amount. She suspected that her family had...
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December 24, 2017 - 7:14 pm
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Raja the cat once was lost, but now is found — three years later. On Tuesday, a man brought a stray cat to a shelter in Georgetown, Delaware, run by the Brandywine Valley chapter of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Staffers there found the cat's microchip,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks at a news briefing at the Hilton Midtown hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. Authorities said a gift-wrapped box of horse manure addressed to Mnuchin was found near his home in Los Angeles. The package was found Saturday night, Dec. 23, in the tony Bel Air neighborhood after it was dropped off at a neighbor's house. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
December 24, 2017 - 1:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a gift-wrapped box of horse manure addressed to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) was found near his home in Los Angeles. The package was found Saturday night in the tony Bel Air neighborhood after it was dropped off at a neighbor's house. The...
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