Oddly Enough

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.

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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

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., 23 Dec 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.

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

Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules

BUENOS AIRES - An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday.

21 Dec 2014