Oddities

November 23, 2017 - 8:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — A reported fire in a Hamburg basement turned out to be a false alarm after firefighters determined that the smell of burning came from an alternative therapy being used at a neighboring gynecological clinic. The fire department said Thursday they received a call at lunchtime Wednesday...
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November 23, 2017 - 7:46 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Finland's largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread. Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group's bakery division, said Thursday that one loaf contains about 70 dried house crickets, ground into powder and added to the flour. The...
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November 23, 2017 - 6:59 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Finland's largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread. Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group's bakery division, said Thursday that one loaf contains about 70 dried house crickets, ground into powder and added to the flour. The...
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November 23, 2017 - 6:38 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Finland's largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread. Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group's bakery division, says one loaf contains about 70 dried house crickets, ground into powder and added to the flour. Hellstrom says the...
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November 22, 2017 - 7:04 pm
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police dog shown on video doing pushups with two officers is a big hit on the internet — and a public safety reminder. Al.com reports that Nitro is a 2-year-old Dutch shepherd who joined the Gulf Shores Police Department's canine unit in February. In a video...
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is hit by Denver Broncos strong safety Justin Simmons (31) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
November 22, 2017 - 4:05 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple's case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman's desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday upheld a lower court's dismissal of the case...
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November 22, 2017 - 2:14 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say high wind speeds tipped over nine semitrucks on a highway near the border of Wyoming and Colorado. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle newspaper reports that 60 mph (97 kph) winds toppled the vehicles Monday on Interstate 25 near the city of Cheyenne. The Wyoming...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:41 am
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility. Pittsfield police say 65-year-old Joseph Van Wert and 45-year-old Randy Lambach have been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing...
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November 22, 2017 - 7:15 am
CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem. The Daily Commercial reports 61-year-old Bruce John Homer told Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies who responded...
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FILE - This Nov. 18, 2011 file photo shows the Oregon State Penitentiary, in Salem, Ore. An Oregon woman was sentenced to two years in federal prison in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, on a drug conspiracy charge after her inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss at the Oregon State Penitentiary after a prison visit in 2016. (Danielle Peterson/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)
November 21, 2017 - 8:33 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State...
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