Oddly Enough Headlines

Tue, Apr 22 2014

Ohio man must pay $489,000 for fake distress report: court

CLEVELAND - An Ohio man whose hoax distress call triggered a massive U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue mission on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution, a U.S. appeals court said Tuesday.

U.S., Oddly Enough 22 Apr 2014

NY police officer who sang with metal band pleads guilty to disability fraud

NEW YORK - A former New York police officer accused of performing on tour with his heavy metal band "Cousin Sleaze" during the two years he claimed disability benefits pleaded guilty on Tuesday to mail fraud, a federal prosecutor said.

22 Apr 2014

Sun, Apr 20 2014

Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

- An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter.

U.S., Oddly Enough 20 Apr 2014

Tue, Apr 22 2014

Retired nurse sues for $275,000 in Oregon pet duck attack

OLYMPIA, Washington - A woman visiting her mother in Oregon is suing her neighbor, seeking $275,000 for pain, suffering and other damages she says were inflicted when a pet duck ambushed her for no apparent reason.

22 Apr 2014

Washington state euthanizes 300 birds after cockfighting farm raided

OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state authorities have euthanized scores of steroid-filled roosters after raiding a farm and arresting a man on suspicion of raising the birds for cockfighting, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Mon, Apr 21 2014

Thieves tap UK pipeline, steal 30,000 liters of fuel-paper

LONDON - UK police are hunting a gang of thieves who are thought to have tapped into an underground oil pipeline, stealing thousands of liters of fuel, a newspaper reported on Monday.

21 Apr 2014

Thu, Apr 17 2014

Live free or die: New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

BOSTON - New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday voted to scrap an ancient law that makes cheating on your spouse a criminal offense in the New England state whose motto is "Live Free or Die."

Politics, U.S., Oddly Enough 17 Apr 2014

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church


CUTUD, Philippines - Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message.

18 Apr 2014

Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears

HONG KONG - A passenger on board a Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight, armed only with a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanded the plane fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a court heard.

World, Oddly Enough 18 Apr 2014

Wed, Apr 16 2014

Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey


A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey's Cumberland County said on Wednesday.

16 Apr 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.