Oddly Enough Headlines

Thu, Aug 21 2014

It's 'bone-app├ętit' for California pooches under new law


- California diners can now legally enjoy a meal on a restaurant patio with their dogs in tow, under a law signed Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown that eliminates health code regulations banning restaurant owners from allowing pooches on the premises.

U.S., Oddly Enough 21 Aug 2014

Eight lives left; Utah cat revived after rescue from inside wall

SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah cat has used up one of its nine lives after it was discovered near death and trapped in a wall of an empty house that was listed for sale.

21 Aug 2014

Wed, Aug 20 2014

Pimco NYC office tackles bed bug infestation, fumigates

NEW YORK - The New York offices of Pimco, the massive asset manager run by Bill Gross, are being fumigated this week because of a bed bug infestation.

20 Aug 2014

Dutch spend 461,000 euros to fence off king's Greek holiday home


AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government paid 461,000 euros ($615,000) to erect a fence around King Willem-Alexander's seaside villa in southern Greece, RTL News reported on Wednesday, drawing media criticism and demands for an explanation.

20 Aug 2014

Tue, Aug 19 2014

China Eastern plane aborts landing as traffic controllers take a nap


BEIJING - A China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off, an investigation report found.

19 Aug 2014

Mon, Aug 18 2014

Owl kills canary during high-rise apartment raid in Idaho

SALMON Idaho - An owl killed a canary after swooping into a 10th-floor apartment in Idaho, the canary's owner said on Monday.

18 Aug 2014

1,000-pound alligator snared in Alabama hunt


- Hunters in Alabama snared an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the largest ever caught in a legal hunt in the state, conservation officials said on Monday.

Fri, Aug 15 2014

Alabama teenager sent home from school over dyed-red hair

- An Alabama teenager with dyed-red hair was sent home from school by her principal over concerns that her mane was too bright and distracting, the girl's mother said on Friday.

U.S., Oddly Enough 15 Aug 2014

Why did the chicken cross the road? Oregon cops don't know

PORTLAND Ore. - Ask police in Portland, Oregon, why the chicken crossed the road, and law enforcement has no idea either.

15 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 14 2014

'Ball of fury' cat traps California mother, daughter for hours: report

- A family cat turned into a "ball of fury" and trapped a California woman and her daughter in a bedroom for hours, forcing them to dial 911 so police could coax the feline from the house, local media said Thursday.

14 Aug 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.