The Associated Press - News Oddities
Sun Feb 25 6:15 AM
DUISBURG, Germany (AP) A thirsty goalkeeper chose the wrong time to have a drink during a second-tier soccer game in Germany on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted "Nighty-night, baby.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes.
BOSTON (AP) Authorities say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man $2,000 to attack him while wearing a Halloween mask so the driver could fraudulently collect workers' compensation and disability insurance.
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a student who said he was sleepwalking was found inside the building.
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a sleepwalking student was found inside the building.
DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of a New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons.
FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks.
BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts transportation officials are under fire for authorizing a no-bid contract for a tiny, $100,000 bathroom inside a state office building.
EAST LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) Police in a Philadelphia suburb received an unusual report about a dinosaur on the loose.
NEW YORK (AP) A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a Florida man who was taking target practice in his home was arrested after bullets went through the wall into his neighbors' apartment.
LONDON (AP) Chicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets.
OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) It was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.
NEW YORK (AP) New York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever "night mayor."
LONDON (AP) Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.
LONDON (AP) Fried-chicken fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken