Oddly Enough Headlines

Fri, Aug 28 2015

Trump says 'no interest' in buying Pope's favorite soccer team

BUENOS AIRES - U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump denied a newspaper report on Friday that he wanted to buy top-tier Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo, Pope Francis' favorite team.

Sports, Oddly Enough 28 Aug 2015

Devil to pay: Taiwan to launch softer than soft porn-star metro cards

TAIPEI - Taiwan will roll out "angel" and "devil" metro cards featuring a Japanese porn star next week, despite a public outcry and a previous decision to scrap the project.

28 Aug 2015

Thu, Aug 27 2015

Two men hospitalized after jumping into canal at Venetian in Las Vegas

- Two men jumped into a canal at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and, because they could not swim, had to be rescued and hospitalized, a spokesman for the hotel said on Thursday.

27 Aug 2015

Segway knocks Bolt off his stride at the Bird's Nest

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BEIJING - A television cameraman and his Segway succeeded in doing what none of Usain Bolt's rivals could in the 200 meters final at world championships on Thursday -- knock the Jamaican off his stride, and his feet, during his lap of honor.

Sports, Oddly Enough 27 Aug 2015

Wed, Aug 26 2015

Balkans out-score EU at Vienna diplomacy soccer

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VIENNA - The European Union might have had a better start, but in the end it was the Balkan countries who brought the game home in this unlikely diplomatic soccer match on Wednesday to kick off the Western Balkan summit in Vienna.

Sports, Oddly Enough 26 Aug 2015

L.A. County leaders wash cars two-three times a week amid drought: report

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LOS ANGELES - Despite a devastating four-year drought that has forced strict water conservation measures across California, most Los Angeles County supervisors still have their cars washed two or three times a week, a local newspaper reported.

California man bitten by rattlesnake he picked up for photo: local media

LOS ANGELES - A Southern California man who picked up a rattlesnake to pose for a photograph was badly hurt when the reptile bit him on the hand, a Los Angeles television station reported.

U.S., Oddly Enough 26 Aug 2015

Tue, Aug 25 2015

Fate of 1,404 bottles of rare wine rests with Pennsylvania judge

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The fate of 1,404 bottles of rare wine seized from a private collector under Pennsylvania's strict liquor laws hangs on a judge's ruling next week on a loophole that may allow hospital "use" of forfeited liquor.

25 Aug 2015

No charges for Missouri homeowner over military headstone patio

- A Missouri man who used dozens of military headstones to make a patio at his house will not face criminal charges and the headstones would be destroyed, authorities said on Tuesday.

25 Aug 2015

Wed, Aug 26 2015

Enough to make Mona Lisa smile: Taiwan boy falls through Italian masterpiece

TAIPEI - A T$50 million ($1.54 million) masterpiece by a 17th century Italian artist was back on display in the Taiwan capital on Tuesday after a 12-year-old boy tripped, fell and punched a hole in the canvas, the exhibit organizer said.

26 Aug 2015