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In February, Chicago goes crazy for 'paczki' as donuts go gourmet


CHICAGO Chicagoans this month are less obsessed with badmouthing Mayor Rahm Emanuel or worries about their sports teams, and more focused on finding the perfect “paczki,” a rich, Polish, donut-type dessert that's taking the high-end dessert market by storm.

U.S., Oddly Enough 6:18am EST

Fri, Feb 5 2016

Ohio police and perhaps 'Man with the Yellow Hat' on lookout for monkey

CLEVELAND In an escape worthy of popular cartoon monkey "Curious George," police in Minerva Park, Ohio, have alerted the public to a simian on the loose.

05 Feb 2016

Sea lion takes a booth at San Diego restaurant on the beach


LOS ANGELES A skinny sea lion pup with a taste for the finer things in life turned up on Thursday inside a fancy San Diego restaurant, where it settled down into a booth. | Video

05 Feb 2016

Texas governor says he supports crosses on police cars

AUSTIN, Texas The governor of Texas supports police putting cross images on their patrol cars, saying they are part of U.S. historical practices, and symbols of service, his office said on Friday.

U.S., Oddly Enough 05 Feb 2016

Turkish army seizes parrots, budgies on Syria border

ISTANBUL The Turkish army has confiscated 700 parrots and 294 budgerigars on the border with Syria, it said on Friday, as its tighter security measures ensnare what was once a thriving trade in domesticated birds.

World, Syria, Oddly Enough 05 Feb 2016

Thu, Feb 4 2016

Watch the birdie! Photo booth snaps mugshot of thief in the act


CHICAGO If you are going to rob a photo booth, a mask might be a good idea.

04 Feb 2016

Wed, Feb 3 2016

Video of Pomeranian doing Chinese lion dance goes virtual with three million hits

Optimus, a two-year-old Pomeranian in Thailand, has become an Internet hit after his owner posted a video on Facebook of the tiny dog doing a traditional Chinese lion dance ahead of the  Lunar New Year. | Video

Tech, Oddly Enough 03 Feb 2016

Italian court clears groping boss because of immature sense of humor

PALERMO, Italy An Italian man accused of groping female colleagues is not guilty of sexual harassment because he was driven by an immature sense of humor rather than a desire for sexual gratification, a court in Sicily ruled.

03 Feb 2016

Tue, Feb 2 2016

U.S. groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog renowned for his ability to forecast the onset of spring, did not see his shadow after emerging from his burrow on Tuesday morning, predicting an early spring. | Video

02 Feb 2016

Italian cheese firm sells Parmesan-backed bond


ROME An Italian dairy cooperative has sold bonds backed by Parmesan cheese, the company said on Tuesday, a rare example of one of the country's plethora of small firms raising funding on capital markets.

02 Feb 2016