Oddities

July 04, 2018 - 6:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say a burning bird falling from an overhead electric line set fire to a field in northern Germany that was parched by dry weather, torching some 7 hectares (17 acres) of land. Police in the Baltic Sea port city of Rostock said witnesses reported that the bird caused a short-...
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This Tuesday, June 19, 2018 photo by Amelia Milling shows her with a 7-year-old Alaskan husky named Nanook, that is credited with helping rescue her when she injured was hiking a trail in the Chugash State Park east of east of Anchorage, Alaska. Milling, a college student from Tennessee, was hiking the Crow Pass Trail and was injured early in the planned three-day hike. She says the white dog found her after she tumbled down a slope. Nanook's owner Scott Swift says Nanook has been taking trips into Chugach State Park for years and accompanies hikers he meets on the trails. (Amelia Milling via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 5:22 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7-year-old Alaskan husky is credited with helping rescue an injured woman hiking a trail east of Anchorage, Alaska. The dog named Nanook helped pull Amelia Milling to shore after she fell while crossing the Eagle River last month, the Alaska Star reported . Milling, a 21-...
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July 03, 2018 - 2:59 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Tuesday expanded the circumstances under which someone over age 18 can be adopted while still maintaining a legal relationship with a biological parent. The case involved an unmarried man seeking to adopt a woman. A lower court ruled against...
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July 03, 2018 - 10:35 am
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire woman who answered a scammer's ad to pick up and ship an illegally purchased computer has been charged with stealing the laptop and shipping magazines instead. Wolfeboro police in March were contacted by a business owner who said a hacker used their...
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This Friday, June 29, 2018, image made from video released by Mark Hough shows a bear in a hot tub in Hough's backyard in Altadena, Calif. Hough said he was lounging in his Altadena backyard Friday afternoon when he heard rustling, then saw the bear climbing over a fence into his yard. He retreated inside, leaving his margarita behind, and later saw the bear in the hot tub. (Mark Hough via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 9:00 pm
Mark Hough had barely taken a sip of his Friday afternoon margarita when he heard twigs snapping and leaves rustling in his lush Altadena, California, backyard. At first he brushed it off as the sounds of his neighbor pottering next door, but the noise grew louder. "So I got up, looked over in the...
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July 02, 2018 - 12:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Two Boston police officers are showing that America is the land that they love with their Fourth of July version of "Carpool Karaoke." In what they're calling "Cop Pool Karaoke," Officers Stephen McNulty and Kim Tavares discuss the upcoming Fourth of July holiday on the video before...
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July 02, 2018 - 8:26 am
MINERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A person has cleared their conscience by paying a 44-year-old parking ticket. The Minersville, Pennsylvania, Police Department received a letter last week with $5 and a note inside. The return address was "Feeling guilty, Wayward Road, Anytown, Ca." Police Chief Michael...
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July 01, 2018 - 6:44 pm
PERU, Ind. (AP) — Some drug traffickers appear to be using President Donald Trump's image to brand their illegal wares. An Indiana State Police news release about 129 arrests in a series of drug busts in northern Indiana includes a photo of what police describe as "Trump-shaped ecstasy pills." They...
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In this Tuesday, June 26, 2018 photo provided by David Quiroa, father David Quiroa, left, and son David Quiroa, Jr., right, hold their candidacy papers in Newport, R.I. The father will run as a Republican and the son will run as an independent in the November general election for the seat currently held by Democratic Rhode Island State Rep. Marvin Abney. (Salome Quiroa via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 12:26 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A father and son in Rhode Island who disagree about President Donald Trump are running for the same office, one as a Republican, the other as an independent. David Quiroa Sr., 47, and David Quiroa Jr., 22, both filed Tuesday to run for a state House seat currently held by a...
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This June 26, 2018 photo image provided by the Dover Delaware Police Department shows a prefabricated home that was abandoned on a roadway in Dover, Del. Dover Police Department said someone left a home on a two-lane road and no one was available to move it until Wednesday, June 27. (Dover Delaware Police Department via AP)
June 27, 2018 - 11:03 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware's capital city would like to know who dropped a house onto a two-lane road. The Dover Police Department says someone abandoned the prefabricated home, blocking traffic at least until Wednesday. In a Facebook post that had been shared thousands of times, the...
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