Oddly Enough

Canadian man loses appeal on missing lotto jackpot by 7 seconds

TORONTO - A Canadian man who was denied part of a C$27 million jackpot because he missed the deadline to buy the ticket by seven seconds has lost his appeal to get the money.

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Mississippi collector's quirky Elvis shrine up for auction

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27 Jan 2015

China police suspended after dining on enormous salamander

BEIJING - The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on Tuesday on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander, state media reported.

27 Jan 2015

San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions

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U.S., 26 Jan 2015

Original Wells Fargo bank site in San Francisco robbed of Gold Rush-era nuggets

SAN FRANCISCO - Three bandits wearing ski masks crashed a stolen SUV into the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco early on Tuesday and held a security guard at gunpoint before making off with a display of gold nuggets from the 19th century, police said.

U.S., 27 Jan 2015

Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon man who claims his rights were violated last year when he was arrested outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for playing his violin in the nude is suing the police department and others for $1.1 million. 

26 Jan 2015