Oddities

November 02, 2017 - 1:12 pm
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple is suing a construction company after they say they found bottles of urine, rodents and rotten food inside the walls of their newly purchased $2 million luxury condominium. NJ.com reports the couple's holding company, Shiloh Holding, filed the suit last...
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November 02, 2017 - 8:40 am
WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say they're looking for a man who pulled out a gun after being told by a McDonald's drive-thru worker there were no Egg McMuffin sandwiches available. Police say the incident occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a McDonald's in Warren, about 60 miles (97...
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November 02, 2017 - 6:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — A marketing company in Tokyo has opted for a novel perk for its employees: an extra week's holiday for those who are nonsmokers. A spokesman for Piala, Hirotaka Matsushima, said Thursday that the company began offering the six days of vacation to all of its 120 staff members in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller is seated before President Barack Obama and FBI Director James Comey arrive at an installation ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington. A Washington restaurant announced on Nov. 1, 2017, it is offering a special $5 “Moscow Mueller” drink every time Mueller, who is now special counsel for the Department of Justice, indicts an associate of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
November 02, 2017 - 6:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington restaurant is offering a special $5 "Moscow Mueller" drink every time special counsel Robert Mueller indicts an associate of President Donald Trump. The Bird DC promoted the offer on Twitter Wednesday and added the hashtag "#muellertime." The drink's name is a play on...
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October 31, 2017 - 3:14 pm
PENNDEL, Pa. (AP) — A war kept Wayne Wood's brother from attending his first wedding, and a hurricane briefly derailed the secret plans for his second, but the 84-year-old has finally said "I do" again — this time with his unsuspecting brother serving as best man. The brother, Gordon Wood, told the...
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October 31, 2017 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan financial adviser who shares the same name as a former member of President Donald Trump's campaign team caught up in an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections has been trying to sort out a case of mistaken identity. George Papadopoulos identifies...
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October 29, 2017 - 11:41 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university has apparently set a world record for the number of people dressed in penguin costumes. The Vindicator reports 972 Youngstown State University students, alumni and community members gathered on the school's campus Saturday in their best penguin finery to...
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October 27, 2017 - 1:23 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who stole $1 and a houseplant he thought was marijuana during a series of break-ins in March has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. The Morning Call reports 21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ to 15 years after pleading guilty...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, photo, a man uses his cellphone while crossing a street in Honolulu. A new Honolulu ordinance allows police officers to issue tickets to pedestrians caught looking at a cellphone or electronic device while crossing a city street. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
October 26, 2017 - 4:08 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the street. Honolulu this week became the largest city in the U.S. to make it illegal for people to look at cellphones, tablets or video games while crossing a road...
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October 26, 2017 - 3:01 pm
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says its tweet declaring Santa Claus "isn't real" was just a bluff, part of a threat to steal Christmas from two feuding bases. Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri jostled on Twitter about which fleet was better. KFGO...
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