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Men say they've set record for traversing Boston's subway
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Two Boston-area residents say they've set the world record for travelling to every stop on the city's subway system in about 7 1/2 hours.
Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard.
Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging.
Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
CAMROSE, Alberta (AP) — A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.
Man denies purposely spraying manure on border patrol car
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn't doing more to arrest people in the country illegally.
NY courts spokesman fired after saying he 'barely' worked
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state court system's longtime communications chief has been fired after inadvertently telling a reporter that he "barely" went to work.
Constipated gorilla in Kansas zoo recovering after surgery
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A constipated 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas is recovering after having surgery.
Man denies charge of spraying manure on Border Patrol car
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has denied charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn't doing more to arrest people in the country illegally.
Are you for real? Police check out man looking for dentures
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BERLIN (AP) — A wary woman in southern Germany alerted police after a man buzzed on the door and asked for permission to search her balcony for his false teeth.
Man to answer charges he sprayed manure on Border Patrol car
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court.
Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.
Escape artist llama makes bid for freedom on golf course
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
JACKSON, N.H. (AP) — Maybe these golfers in New Hampshire didn't yell "fore" but they might have considered "llama on the links."
Man charged with spraying manure on US border patrol car
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.
Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy?
Silent song finds iTunes popularity due to special role
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — No, the volume is just fine. It's the song.
The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair each year, and sometimes it seems like every one of them is clustered around the Butter Cow's climate-controlled glass enclosure.
Call the fashion cops: 'Jorts
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police."
German customs intercepts package with 20 snake heads
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BERLIN (AP) — German customs officers say they have found and destroyed 20 rotten snake heads found in a package that had arrived from Nigeria.
Belgian town cooks giant omelet amidst egg scare
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
By Charlotte Steenackers MALMEDY, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian town honored its 22-year-old tradition of making a giant omelet on Tuesday amidst an egg contamination scare, cooking 10,000 eggs in a pan four meters wide. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over the use of the insecticide fipronil, which is forbidden in the food chain and can cause organ damage in humans. Hundreds of people gathered in the eastern Belgian city of Malmedy undeterred by the scare and the president of the local branch of the giant omelet fraternity, Benedicte Mathy, said she was confident Tuesday's dish was safe to eat.
Wisconsin man drives to hospital after nail shot into heart
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PESHTIGO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room.
Wisconsin man drives to hospital nail shot into his chest
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PESHTIGO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his chest.
Defying Europe's egg scare, Belgian town makes giant omelet
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MALMEDY, Belgium (AP) — Defying rain and a tainted egg scandal that has shaken European consumers, a Belgian town has turned nearly 10,000 eggs into a giant omelet for the whole community.
Removal of mysterious circular object from beach canceled
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A tree removal company's attempt to uproot a mysterious object with steel legs that is lodged on a Rhode Island beach has been postponed.
Correction: Kale
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about a Georgia man who won a New York county fair's kale-eating contest, The Associated Press erroneously reported the town where the winner lives. Gideon Oji lives in Morrow, Georgia, not Marrow, Georgia.
Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun while taking selfie
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom.
Workers to try to pull mysterious circular object from beach
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A tree removal company will try to uproot a mysterious object with steel legs that is lodged on a Rhode Island beach.
Wayward alligator found in swimming pool at New Jersey motel
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An alligator has been found in a swimming pool at a motel at the New Jersey shore.
2 accused of theft get locked in store, break glass to flee
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut woman and her 12-year-old daughter were locked inside a convenience store by an employee who suspected them of stealing, and they kicked out the store's glass doors to escape.
Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping in her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.
Police arrest man accused of ramming Bentley, Rolls
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 32-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his car into two luxury vehicles at a Washington car dealership, causing more than $500,000 in damage.
German police hunt stolen trailer full of chocolate
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BERLIN (AP) — Police say a semi-trailer full of chocolate has been stolen in a small central German town and are calling on witnesses who may have seen the sweet-toothed thieves.
Woman gets OK for license plate inspired by 'covfefe' tweet
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
CORTLAND, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have granted a woman's request to have President Donald Trump's mysterious tweeted typo, "covfefe," on her license plate.
Police officers corral loose pig; jokes ensue
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey were put to the test over the weekend when they were called to catch a loose pig.
Couple admits to crashing wedding; bride finds stunt funny
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — A couple who gained notoriety for crashing a New Jersey wedding reception and leaving the newlyweds a card apologizing for their actions said they did it as a lark while on their first date.
Going green: Georgia man repeats as kale
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — When it comes to chowing down on kale, Gideon Oji is once again the top dog, beating back a challenge from hot-dog-eating champ Joey Chestnut.
An alligator lurking by the road? No, just a plastic toy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — No, a live alligator was not lurking by the side of a Massachusetts highway this weekend: It was just a plastic toy.
Man falls into 10
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man who fell into a sinkhole says he was putting traffic cones around it because he was worried about the safety of children playing outside.
Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce. On hearing the news that "Leave" has won, Johnson, who in reality surprised many with his decision to campaign to leave the EU and is now Britain's foreign secretary, sings in horror: "Leaving Europe will be a catastrophe/ Overnight we'll bugger the economy." Britons voted to leave the EU in June 2016, but since then a host of unforeseen political consequences, including a snap election in which the Conservative government lost its majority, have mired the country in uncertainty.
Sheriff's office to auction century
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office is auctioning off a nearly century-old machine gun to help pay for new weapons for deputies.
Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York's Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said. Vedoutie Hoobraj, 38, used the name Shivonie Deokaran while perpetrating the scam from about October 2014 through at least March 2016, federal prosecutors said in a statement. Cancer patients often lose their hair during treatment.
Art exhibit expressly for canine critics debuts in NYC
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — You won't find any pictures of dogs playing poker at DoGUMENTA.
Not OK? Sculpture of hand gesture moved over gang worries
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A sculpture showing a hand making the OK sign in New Jersey is being relocated because some people fear it too closely resembles a gang symbol.
Strange circular object with steel legs baffles beachgoers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island beachgoers are puzzled and concerned about a mysterious object lodged about 10 feet underwater just off Westerly's East Beach.
Video shows car's 7
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin have released surveillance video showing a car plunging seven stories from a downtown parking garage and striking another vehicle as it lands in an alley.
Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed ...
Downward dog meet jumping goat: Goats invade yoga classes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Downward dog meets jumping goat.
St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for their rally cat.
Rally Cat: Feline on field sets up Cardinals' grand slam
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals have a friendly feline to thank for their rally against the Royals.
It's not delivery. It's DiGiorno Pizza ... spilled on I
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas highway officials shut down westbound lanes of a cross-country interstate for four hours so crews could pick up pizza.
Channing Tatum dances with cashier at gas station
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Channing Tatum has hosted an impromptu dance party in a convenience store at a North Carolina gas station.