Odd & Interesting


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Dashcam video captures 4-year-old's fall off bus

A 4-year-old girl fell through the open back door of a moving church bus onto an Arkansas state highway, but was rescued from the road by a volunteer firefighter who happened to be driving behind.

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World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder

The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.

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Stork delivery? Woman gives birth to baby at Nebraska zoo

A woman whose baby was due mid-May went into labor early and gave birth at a Nebraska zoo.

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Police: Tree planted on pitcher's mound a possible prank

Authorities in Maryland say someone planted a tree and scratched "Earth Day 2017" in the dirt on the pitcher's mound of a high school baseball field in what may be a senior prank.

New York bowler rolls perfect 300 game in just 86.9 seconds

A New York bowler has rolled a perfect 300 game in less than 90 seconds.

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Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.

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Jerome woman donates giant tortoises to Out of Africa (with video)

‘If you love them, set them free’

“I know that I’m gonna cry, I just want to let you know that,” said Kathleen Koerner, two days before her two beloved tortoises would be taken from her Jerome home to live out the rest of their lives at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia.

Civil War-era cannonballs to be moved from work site

Dozens of Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed at a Pittsburgh construction site will be removed by a Maryland firm.

Prosecutors: Dentist pulled tooth while riding hoverboard

Charged with 17 counts of Medicaid fraud

Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid fraud pulled a sedated patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard.

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Parents arrested for rewarding 14-year-old son with pot for good grades

A couple has been arrested after allegedly telling police they allow their 14-year-old son to smoke a joint or two of marijuana at night if he goes to class and makes good grades.

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Massachusetts man sentenced for burial plot sale scam

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to selling unused burial plots that had already been purchased by other people and pocketing the cash.

Vienna bartender appeals fine for public belching _ and wins

He who burps loudest laughs best — at least in this case.

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Golf ball pieces from harvest cause hash brown recall

A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them.

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Florida man arrested after stealing neighbor's underwear

A Florida Panhandle man has been arrested after authorities say he broke into a woman's home and car to leave underwear he wanted her to wear.

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Erin Moran, Joanie of 'Happy Days,' found dead

Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56.

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Convicted cat hoarder found with 42 cats in her car

A Washington woman who was convicted last year of animal cruelty for collecting over 100 cats in a recreational trailer has been arrested in Oregon for investigation of animal neglect.

Man confesses on television to being 'Spokane Spanker'

A man who claims to have slapped the backsides of dozens of women along a popular hiking trail that runs through the eastern Washington city of Spokane has read a tearful confession on live television.

Cops: 10 pounds of pot wrongly sent to Pennsylvania pastor

Police are trying to determine who shipped 10 pounds of marijuana from California to a pastor in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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Yo, Adrian! Pet shop from 'Rocky' films demolished

A Philadelphia storefront featured prominently in the "Rocky" films has been demolished.

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Russia outlaws Jehovah's Witnesses as 'religious extremists' (video)

Court orders group's Russia headquarters and chapters closed, seizure of its property

Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday banned Jehovah's Witnesses from operating anywhere in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group.

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Police: Man faked his own kidnapping to extort mother

California police say they've arrested a man they suspect of faking his own kidnapping to extort his mother.

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Who stashed gold inside a British piano? It's a mystery

British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money.

Police detonate 19th-century cannonball found among antiques

An antiques collector in Massachusetts says he didn't realize he had an explosive 19th-century cannonball sitting in his home until a bomb squad detonated the device.

Man ticketed for warming up car loses case

Warming up your car in the driveway might be a Michigan winter tradition, but a judge says it's not legal in a Detroit suburb if no one's behind the wheel.