The Associated Press - News Oddities Sun Feb 25 6:15 AM
Thirsty goalkeeper gifts opponents equalizer in Germany
DUISBURG, Germany (AP) A thirsty goalkeeper chose the wrong time to have a drink during a second-tier soccer game in Germany on Saturday.
Feb 24 3:49PM AP

French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus
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.
Feb 23 6:41PM AP

Church: Cardinal's 'nighty-night, baby' tweet was for sister
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted "Nighty-night, baby.
Feb 23 12:04AM AP

Oklahoma City receives rare lake effect snow from storm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes.
Feb 22 7:44PM AP

Officials: Trolley driver paid man $2K to attack him on job
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.
Feb 22 6:25PM AP

Student calls 911 from school, says he was sleepwalking
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a student who said he was sleepwalking was found inside the building.
Feb 22 3:02PM AP

Sleepwalking student causes school to cancel classes
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a sleepwalking student was found inside the building.
Feb 22 11:51AM AP

Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door
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.
Feb 21 5:59PM AP

Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb
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.
Feb 21 5:16PM AP

Massachusetts transit bosses under fire for $100K bathroom
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.
Feb 21 4:12PM AP

Nothing to see here! Police clear T-Rex walking student
EAST LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) Police in a Philadelphia suburb received an unusual report about a dinosaur on the loose.
Feb 21 1:47PM AP

Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel
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.
Feb 21 2:38AM AP

Police: Man's target practice leaves bulletholes in walls
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.
Feb 20 10:21PM AP

Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage
LONDON (AP) Chicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets.
Feb 20 3:57PM AP

Tar cakes tires, slows commute on New Jersey highway
OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) It was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway.
Feb 20 3:37PM AP

Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaints
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.
Feb 20 11:56AM AP

11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury duty
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.
Feb 20 11:26AM AP

NYC still waiting to fill new 'night mayor' position
NEW YORK (AP) New York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever "night mayor."
Feb 20 11:22AM AP

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain
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.
Feb 19 5:50PM AP

Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain
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
Feb 19 5:08PM AP