Oddly Enough Headlines

Tue, Jul 22 2014

Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis

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BERLIN - A German court ruled on Tuesday that some people suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivate their own cannabis "for therapeutic purposes".

Oddly Enough, Health 22 Jul 2014

Mysterious white flags replace U.S. stars and stripes on Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK - New Yorkers awoke to find two white flags hung in place of the American flags that traditionally flutter atop the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, baffling city officials, police and onlookers.

Oddly Enough, U.S. 22 Jul 2014

Donut capers stymie police in Oregon

PORTLAND Ore. - Police in a Portland suburb have a sticky situation on their hands: for more than a month, mysterious vandals have been smearing pastries on cars, depositing donuts in lawns and leaving cakes strewn about the streets.

22 Jul 2014

Thieves steal air conditioners from rural Tennessee churches

NASHVILLE Tenn. - Thieves have been stealing central air conditioning units from rural Tennessee churches during a scorching summer heat wave, and they'll face hell fire for eternity if they're not caught here on earth, a church official said on Tuesday.

22 Jul 2014

Father posts photo of sexually abused son online in donation plea

- A Florida father who severely beat an 18-year-old man he said he caught sexually assaulting his son posted the child's photo on a fundraising website to solicit donations for the boy's recovery, police said on Tuesday.

U.S., Oddly Enough 22 Jul 2014

Mon, Jul 21 2014

Want to buy a bridge? Pennsylvania still has 11 for sale

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HARRISBURG Pa. - Buying a bridge is not on most to-do lists, but anyone seeking a historic span need look no further than the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which has 11 of them for sale.

U.S., Oddly Enough 21 Jul 2014

Donated skulls in Washington state lead to more human remains

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SEATTLE - Authorities in Washington state were looking for a person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store last month, and said on Monday their pleas for information had instead prompted the handover of yet more human remains.

U.S., Oddly Enough 21 Jul 2014

Black and white are the new orange at a county jail in Michigan

- Black and white are the new orange in a Michigan county where the sheriff has made a wardrobe change for jail inmates after a TV series brought new popularity to the vibrant color associated with prisoners.

Sat, Jul 19 2014

Chicago Cubs sue fake team mascots accused of hustling fans

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- The Chicago Cubs are suing two men accused of posing in bear costumes as mascots for the Major League Baseball team and lurking around Wrigley Field, hustling fans for tips and in one case getting into a bar brawl.

Oddly Enough, Sports 19 Jul 2014

Fri, Jul 18 2014

Authorities identify mummified remains of woman in Detroit suburb

- A woman whose mummified remains were found in her garage in a Detroit suburb up to five years after her death has been identified through DNA tests, an official said on Friday.

U.S., Oddly Enough 18 Jul 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.