Oddly Enough Headlines

Thu, Aug 28 2014

Florida man caught killing, and eating, threatened tortoises

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MIAMI - Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Fri, Aug 29 2014

Arizona man arrested for burning, urinating on Bible

PHOENIX - A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona, police said on Friday.

Oddly Enough, U.S. 29 Aug 2014

Wed, Aug 27 2014

Shaun the sheep, when shorn, may turn out to be world's woolliest

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SYDNEY - Two Australian farmers say that they may have found the world’s woolliest sheep, whose estimated 25 kg (55 lb) coat, if confirmed, could shatter the world record currently held by neighboring New Zealand. | Video

27 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 28 2014

Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs

SINGAPORE - A suggestion by Singapore's public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "debarking" their pets to avoid inconveniencing neighbours has raised animal lovers' hackles in the city-state and prompted much ridicule on social media.

28 Aug 2014

Wed, Aug 27 2014

USC football player admits making up rescue story

LOS ANGELES - University of Southern California football player Josh Shaw admitted on Wednesday that he fabricated a widely publicized story that he hurt himself while rescuing his young nephew from a swimming pool.

Sports, Oddly Enough 27 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 28 2014

Texas parents sue day care center for duct taping child to nap mat

DALLAS - A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Fort Worth-area day care center seeking $1 million damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

U.S., Oddly Enough 28 Aug 2014

Tue, Aug 26 2014

From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

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AUSTIN Texas - Beer packaging has just gotten a lot bigger in Texas, where a small brewery is launching a 99-pack of its "Peacemaker" ale.

26 Aug 2014

Australian plane makes emergency landing after elderly passenger seizes controls

SYDNEY - An Australian pilot made an emergency landing after wresting back the controls of his light aircraft from an 82-year-old passenger who grabbed them midflight, the aircraft's charter company said.

26 Aug 2014

Young fan who dresses like Fidel Castro meets his idol

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SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BANOS Cuba - All that's missing is the beard. | Video

26 Aug 2014

Fri, Aug 29 2014

Porn film moratorium lifted after HIV result proves false positive

LOS ANGELES - A moratorium on U.S. adult sex film productions was lifted on Friday after just 24 hours when a performer's initial HIV test result proved to be a false positive, according to the industry trade group that called for the suspension.

Health, Oddly Enough 29 Aug 2014
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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.