Oddly Enough Headlines

Sat, Dec 27 2014

Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage

CARACAS - An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis.

27 Dec 2014

Fri, Dec 26 2014

Transit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train

- A baby boy was born on a crowded Philadelphia subway train late on Christmas Day, delivered by two transit policemen who harkened to the call of duty armed with surgical gloves and lots of pluck.

U.S., Oddly Enough 26 Dec 2014

Tue, Dec 23 2014

Ceiling collapse exposes Chinese panty thief

BEIJING - A Chinese man who stole hundreds of pieces of ladies' underwear had his secret exposed after an emergency exit ceiling where he had been storing his hoard collapsed, state media reported.

23 Dec 2014

Honduras seizes cocaine paste hidden in wooden sticks

TEGUCIGALPA - Security forces in Honduras have seized 2,852 wooden sticks stuffed with cocaine paste in the Caribbean port of Puerto Cortes, police said on Tuesday.

23 Dec 2014

Pennsylvania police find head on rural road, seeking body to match


HARRISBURG, Pa. - An aerial search for the embalmed body of a woman whose head was recovered this month along a lonely rural road was due to begin on Tuesday, police in western Pennsylvania said.

U.S., Oddly Enough 23 Dec 2014

Detroit man dressed as Santa shot two in defense of Mrs. Claus: attorney

DETROIT - A man dressed in a Santa Claus suit accused of shooting two men over the weekend at a Detroit gas station was acting in defense of a co-worker who was dressed as Mrs. Claus, his attorney said on Tuesday.

U.S., Oddly Enough 23 Dec 2014

Officials order Ohio man to take down zombie Nativity scene

- A suburban Cincinnati man's zombie-themed Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, with some considering it a holiday treat. But others see a nightmare before Christmas.

23 Dec 2014

Mon, Dec 22 2014

U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy artificially inseminate wife


HAVANA - The United States helped a Cuban spy imprisoned in California artificially inseminate his wife back in Cuba, a goodwill gesture while Washington and Havana were engaged in secret talks on restoring diplomatic ties, U.S. officials said on Monday.

Oddly Enough, Cuba 22 Dec 2014

Belgian PM shrugs off fries-and-mayo attack


BRUSSELS - Anti-austerity protesters got close enough to Belgium's prime minister on Monday to splatter him with a helping of the national dish - fries and mayo.

22 Dec 2014

Among the year's oddest stories, animal tales were top dogs


NEW YORK - It was the year of the family pet behaving badly: A dog got sick from eating dozens of socks and a puppy took the rap for driving the family car into a pond. Angry cats held their owners hostage on at least two occasions.

22 Dec 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.