Oddly Enough Headlines

Mon, Mar 30 2015

Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of law named after his dead patient

- An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker is seeking to overturn a state law named for one of his patients, whose death 16 years earlier triggered legislation requiring insurers to pay for minimum post-pregnancy hospital stays, records show.

Oddly Enough, U.S. 30 Mar 2015

Mother-in-law's tombstone topples on Pennsylvania man, killing him

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man was helping decorate his mother-in-law’s tombstone on Monday ahead of the Easter holiday when it suddenly toppled over, pinning him underneath and killing him, a cemetery caretaker said.

30 Mar 2015

Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: official report

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted during by the Nazis during Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Oddly Enough, Arts 8:40am EDT

South Korean gets plastic surgery ahead of robbery spree: police

SEOUL - Police in South Korea say a man who was jailed for theft a decade ago had plastic surgery to obscure his identity and embark on a nine-month robbery spree beginning last April that netted cash and goods worth more than $479,000.

30 Mar 2015

Fri, Mar 27 2015

Daughter bests father in feud at Japan shareholder's meeting

TOKYO - A rare family feud erupted in a Japanese shareholders meeting on Friday, when the chief executive of Otsuka Kagu Ltd defeated her father's attempt to oust her, vowing to push ahead with her plan to take the furniture retailer more mass-market.

27 Mar 2015

Wed, Mar 25 2015

North Korea's well-to-do feast on French baguettes


SEOUL - French-trained chefs are cooking up a storm in Pyongyang where North Korea's privileged classes are devouring their baguettes, a pro-North newspaper reported on Wednesday, even as much of the population outside the capital struggles to feed itself.

25 Mar 2015

Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana road


NEW ORLEANS - When an 18-wheeler truck became stranded by the side of a Louisiana road, two elephants inside came to the rescue.

U.S., Oddly Enough 25 Mar 2015

Missing in Missouri: two Bactrian camels

- The hunt is on for two missing Bactrian camels apparently taken from a central Missouri farm along with a pair of steers, authorities said on Wednesday.

25 Mar 2015

Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips on India's fashion catwalk

NEW DELHI - Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk.

25 Mar 2015

Tue, Mar 24 2015

Washington goose poop prompts officials maybe to let the dogs out


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Park Service is weighing using dogs to drive off Canada geese that each foul the U.S. capital's National Mall with up to three pounds (1.4 kg) of droppings a day, the agency said on Tuesday.

24 Mar 2015

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.