Oddly Enough Headlines

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church

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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

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

Wed, Apr 16 2014

Portland, Oregon flushes water reservoir after man urinates in it

PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland, Oregon is flushing 38 million gallons (143 million liters) of drinking water down the drain because a 19-year-old man urinated in an open reservoir early on Wednesday morning, city water officials said.

Oddly Enough, U.S. 16 Apr 2014

Philadelphia using 'robo-calls' as weapon in war on illegal signs

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia is taking on businesses that blanket its neighborhoods with illegal paper and plastic signs by using automated phone calls to disrupt the operations of people who post them along with contact numbers.

U.S., Oddly Enough 16 Apr 2014

Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey

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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

Georgia school evacuated after pranksters release pepper spray

ATLANTA - As many as 100 students at a suburban Atlanta high school were exposed to pepper spray on Wednesday after the material was released in a school hallway in an apparent prank, police and school officials said.

U.S., Oddly Enough 16 Apr 2014

A gay artist will get his images on stamps in Finland

HELSINKI - Finland's postal service will honor "Tom of Finland" with stamps taken from his work - homoerotic drawings of muscular men wearing tight, black leather uniforms, when they wear anything at all.

16 Apr 2014

North Korean embassy complains to UK after salon mocks leader's hair

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LONDON - North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong Un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop what it calls a "provocation".

16 Apr 2014

Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania's stray dogs

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BUCHAREST - When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 donation scheme.

16 Apr 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.