Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mom, dad and baby share birthday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When Jamal White Jr. entered the world Wednesday at Regions Hospital he had already accomplished something with extremely long odds. He managed to share the same birth dat...More

Blind woman wins case against government

Canada - A blind Toronto woman who sued the federal government because she is unable to apply online for a government job has won her case. A Federal Court judge in Toronto ruled that the government has 15 months to make its websites accessible to visually impaired users. Government lawyers had argued there was no discrimination because those same services are provided in other formats, such as on the phone, in person or by mail....More

Traffic stop leads to discovery of body

Canada - Canadian police say an officer’s decision to stop a suspicious vehicle led to the discovery of a 15-year-old girl’s body and the arrest of a 20-year-old man. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer in British Columbia noticed a pickup truck turning onto a highway from a disused logging road and after pulling the vehicle over became suspicious of the driver’s answers to questions....More

Monday, November 29, 2010

Odd News Muskrat hunter freed from pipe

Odd News Indiana - Emergency crews say they rescued an Indiana muskrat hunter stuck in waist-deep mud inside a culvert under an interstate. Brownsburg Fire Territory Deputy Chief Administrator Patrick Carmean said it took about 45 minutes to free the man who got stuck in the pipe while trapping the animals....More

Women sue guardians who stop marriage

Cairo - Year after year, the 42-year-old Saudi surgeon remains single, against her will. Her father keeps turning down marriage proposals, and her hefty salary keeps going directly to his bank account.The surgeon in the holy city of Medina knows her father, also her male guardian, is violating Islamic law by forcibly keeping her single, a practice known as “adhl.” So she has sued him in court, with questionable success. Dozens of women have challenged their guardians in court over adhl...More

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Woman Claims She Now Owns the Sun

Spain - After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner — a woman from Spain’s soggy region of Galicia said she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property. Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step after reading about an American man who had registered himself as the owner of the moon and most planets in our solar system. She now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun....More

One in Three South African Men Admit to Committing Rape

South Africa - A new survey says more than one in three South African men admit to having committed rape. A 2010 study led by the government-funded Medical Research Foundation says that in Gauteng province, home to South Africa’s most populous city of Johannesburg, more than 37 percent of men said they had raped a woman. Nearly 7 percent of the 487 men surveyed said they had participated in a gang rape....More

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oregon bomb-plot suspect wanted 'spectacular show'

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Somali-born teenager plotted "a spectacular show" of terrorism for months, saying he didn't mind that children would die if he bombed a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, according to a law-enforcement official and court documents.

He never got the chance. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested Friday in downtown Portland after using a cell phone to try to detonate what he thought were explosives in a van, prosecutors said. It turned out to be a dummy bomb put together by FBI agents. Authorities said Mohamud was acting alone....More

Warner Bros. trademarks "Quidditch" lingerie (Reuters)

Reuters - Sure, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" raked in an astounding $330 million worldwide in its opening weekend, but with "Part 2" coming next summer, Warner Bros. is facing the twilight of its magical franchise...More

Odd News I didn’t kill her. I killed the demon inside her.

Odd News New York - An unhinged actor calmly described hacking his beloved mother to death with a sword because he believed a demon had taken hold of her soul. “I didn’t kill her. I killed the demon inside her,” Michael Brea said. When told his mother, Yannick Brea, 55, had died in the grisly assault, Michael was unrepentant. “So be it. It was the work of God,” he said...more

Facebook posting leads to stabbing

Toronto - A fight over a Facebook posting may have led to a stabbing in central Toledo. Toledo Police say Aaron Calhoun, 25, went to a home on Pinewood Ave. to confront a couple after they posted something on Facebook about his sister. When Calhoun arrived at the home he was attacked. Investigators say Calhoun was hit with a frying pan before being stabbed by Taresa O’Neal, 20. More…

Friday, November 26, 2010

Miss Universe Alicia Machado confuses Korea with China

Venezuela - Venezuela’s former Miss Universe Alicia Machado closed her Twitter account after being mocked for confusing the Koreas with China. Concerned by North Korea’s artillery attack on a South Korean island, the 1996 beauty queen winner got muddled when tweeting for world peace. “Tonight I want to ask you to join me in a prayer for peace, that these attacks between the Chinas do not make our situation worse,” she wrote...More

Black Friday Shoppers accuse Walmart of false advertising

Black Friday Massachusetts - Some shoppers in Massachusetts are accusing Wal-Mart of false advertising. Shoppers say their Wal-Mart flyer advertised stores in Massachusetts would open at midnight on Black Friday. People started lining up outside locations some as early as 8 p.m. They became furious when it was announced the stores actually wouldn’t open until 4 a.m....More

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Odd News TSA advertises jobs on pizza boxes

Odd News Washington - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is advertising jobs in the Washington area where college students are sure to see them — on pizza boxes. TSA spokesman Greg Soule said the pizza box job ads are aimed at gaining a wider pool of applicants for the available positions and is part of a campaign posting ads at gas stations, movie theaters and on trains. “A Career Where X-Ray Vision and Federal Benefits Come Standard”, the pizza box ad reads....More

Odd News Drug dealer accepts food stamps as payment

Odd News St. Louis - They used state welfare money to buy drugs. Now investigators are tracking them down. Detectives with the Wellston Police Department caught a drug dealer who was accepting EBT cards or electronic benefit cards as a form of payment. He kept 60 of them. Police confiscated the cards as well as drugs, weapons and other items..More

Odd News Man builds wall, traps himself in cellar

Odd News Germany - A German DIY enthusiast accidentally walled himself into his own basement and only managed to escape by drilling his way through to his neighbours. The 64-year-old pensioner in the eastern town of Gumperda had — inexplicably — aimed to seal off the entrance to his cellar and went downstairs armed with bricks, mortar as well as food and drink. He was on the wrong side of the wall when his work was finished....More

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Get A Rat:More than 1,000 rats need new homes

California - Animal groups in California said they are seeking homes for more than 1,000 rats discovered in a man’s home during the filming of a reality TV show. Rescuers said the rats, currently housed at Andy’s Pet Shop in San Jose, were seized from a man’s home during filming for an episode of A and E’s “Hoarders,” and will be spayed or neutered and adopted in pairs. We had three litters born last night, two the night before....More

Missing: Bud Light bottle, 30-feet-tall

Florida - Police in Florida said they are searching for a 30-foot-tall, inflatable Bud Light bottle taken during a beach event. Treasure Island police said the advertising accessory was taken from the Great Bay Distributors tent after the close of the three-day Sand Ovations event on the beach. The bottle was among several items left by vendors with the intention of retrieving them the next day.....More

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Undertakers offer coffins for gay market (Reuters)

Reuters - Two undertakers in the northwestern German city of Cologne are trying to tap into the gay market by selling coffins adorned with images of male nudes....More

Three-Year-Old Boy Finds $4,000,000 Pendant

Britain - A young treasure hunter in Britain found something unusual and valuable when trying his metal detector for the first time. Three-year-old James Hyatt was using it when, as he put it, “It went beep beep beep.” Hyatt and his father started digging and they went public with their find, a 500-year-old gold pendant....More

66 Year-Old Woman gives Birth To Triplets

India - The world’s oldest known mother of triplets is a woman who lives in Haryana, India, and is 66 years of age. Even more amazing is the fact that Bhateri Devi had been childless for 44 years of marriage and conceived via artificial insemination. The babies are the just desserts of the woman’s bitterness against her farmer-turned property owner ex-husband, Deva Singh, who divorced her because she could not give him an heir and remarried two more times to no avail....More

Monday, November 22, 2010

TSA search leaves traveler covered in urine

Detroit - A bladder cancer survivor said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. “I tried to warn him that he would hit the bag and break the seal on my bag, but he ignored me. Sure enough, the seal was broken and urine started dribbling down my shirt and my leg and into my pants.” Humiliated, upset and wet, Sawyer said he had to walk through the airport soaked in urine, board his plane and wait until after takeoff before he could clean up....More

Principal walks into home, two boys didn’t come to school

New York - A principal made an unannounced house call to check up on a student who didn’t show up to school. The two students, ages 12 and 16, live at the home with their mother. A criminal complaint alleges Chester Academy Principal Ernest Jackson entered the home without permission when the two boys didn’t come to school tried to coax them out of their beds. “You don’t walk into someone’s house,” Melanie Hunter said. “I could’ve been coming out of the shower.” ...More

Woman shoots her neighbor’s cat to protect her pit bull

Florida - A Florida woman who killed her neighbor’s cat says she opened fire to protect her pit bull, her sister and herself. Polly Boykin of Lakeland faces charges of animal cruelty and firing a gun in public. Judy Steele was ticketed for not having proof her cat had been vaccinated and allowing the animal to roam loose. Steele’s cat, strayed into Boykin’s yard. The dog went after the cat and the two animals ended up in another yard under a house trailer...More

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Court bans Rolling Stones tattoo for pony (Reuters)

Reuters - A court in the northwestern German city of Muenster has banned a man from tattooing his pony with the logo of British rock band the Rolling Stones...More

Beijing Has Crazy Bad air quality

China - Pollution in Beijing was so bad the U.S. Embassy, which has been independently monitoring air quality, ran out of conventional adjectives to describe it, at one point saying it was “crazy bad.” The embassy later deleted the phrase, saying it was an incorrect description and it would revise the language to use when the air quality index goes above 500, its highest point and a level considered hazardous for all people by U.S. standards....More

Union uses Scabby, the rat, to protest at church project

Illinois - An Illinois roofers’ union parked its inflatable rat outside of a Joliet church to protest the facility using non-union workers to do roof work. The Rev. Matthew Robinson of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Joliet said members of the Local 11 roofers’ union have been picketing in front of the church and placed a giant inflatable rat — nicknamed Scabby....More

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Odd News Minor Surgical Procedure Turns Into Double Amputation

Odd News New York - A simple surgery has turned into a living nightmare for a Brooklyn mom. She was supposed to be in and out of the hospital on the same day. Instead, both her legs had to be amputated because of an alleged medical mishap and now she wants justice. Stacy Galette went to Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola for what she said was supposed to be a minor gynecological procedure. However, something went wrong and both of her legs were amputated.....More

Friday, November 19, 2010

Woman sentenced to labor camp for Twitter post

China - A Chinese woman has been sentenced to a year in a labor camp for retweeting a Twitter post that mocked Chinese protesters who smashed Japanese products during a recent demonstration, her fiance said. Cheng Jianping, under the username wangyi09, added a few words to a message written by her fiance, before resending it on Twitter. Cheng, 46, was sentenced to one year in a Henan Province labor camp for disturbing social stability....More

Fake doctor gives breast exams in bars

Idaho - An Idaho judge has set bond at $100,000 for a Boise woman police say posed as a physician and duped at least two other women into having their breasts examined by her at Boise-area nightclubs. Kristina Ross, 37, remains in Ada County Jail in Boise on two felony counts of practicing medicine without a license. Ross introduced herself to victims as a plastic surgeon...More

Lesbian can wear tux for yearbook

Arkansas - An Arkansas school board voted to allow a female student to wear a tuxedo in her yearbook picture. Sarah Lloyd, 17, a senior at Marion High School, received permission from the Crittenden County School Board to be photographed in a tuxedo, which is traditionally worn by boys at the school for yearbook photos while girls wear drapes. Lloyd said she realized she was gay in third grade and has been uncomfortable in women’s clothes ever since...More

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bodies of 2 women, boy missing in Ohio are found

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Three people who vanished from a blood-spattered home more than a week ago were found dead inside a hollow tree Thursday, days after the teenage daughter of one of the victims was rescued — bound and gagged — from the basement of an ex-convict who worked as a tree-trimmer....More

Bulldozer falls on man

Montana - The man was loading a bulldozer onto a flatbed truck at a business along Jackrabbit Lane in Belgrade when the accident occurred, according to Belgrade Police Chief EJ Clark. The man was attempting to turn the bulldozer while driving it onto the flatbed, but the bulldozer slipped on the icy flatbed, causing the bulldozer to fall on its side, on top of the man inside the bulldozer’s open cab...More

Odd News Police misplaced police car for three weeks

Pennsylvania - Millcreek police officers took five unmarked police vehicles to Pittsburgh for a week of SWAT training. But in what Millcreek Police Chief Thomas Carlotti called “a perfect storm of mix-ups,” they only returned with four of them. It wasn’t until three weeks later, when Pittsburgh police called about the car left in a motel parking lot, that Millcreek police realized a 2006 unmarked white Ford Crown Victoria had been left behind....More

Crooks pick wrong store to fence jewelry

Wales - A Welsh jewelry store owner said thieves who stole $11,000 in rings were caught after trying to sell one of the items at another location of the same store. Derek Davies, 69, owner of D and M Davies Jewelers locations in the towns of Tonypandy and Treorchy, said the thieves made off with the rings from the Tonypandy location and attempted to sell one of them at the Treorchy location....More

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cat vs. Alligator Video Pet Protects People From Alligator

Hottest video today-Cat Protects Family From Alligator-Cat vs. Alligator: Who would you put your money on?

In this video taken by a Canadian who was visiting a Louisiana alligator tourist destination in the Bayou, a small house cat decides to take on an alligator.

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Bedbugs (punaises de lit) invade Paris

Paris - Bed bugs, known in French as “punaises de lit,” or “bed drawing pins,” were a rarity in France just three years ago, far less prevalent in homes than mice or cockroaches and well under the radar of public health officials. No longer. An employee at the public health section of Paris’ City Hall who asked not to be named said more than 600 places in the city have needed treating for bed bug infection so far this year....More

Odd News Hazmat crew responds to letter containing poop

Florida - A letter sent to the principal of Seminole High School contained what Sanford police believe to be human feces. Investigators said it’s not clear who sent the envelope to the principal, but it is being turned over to investigators. A hazmat crew responded to the scene....More

Dog survives Afghan war, mistakenly killed at animal shelter

Arizona - Target the dog lived through explosions in war-torn Afghanistan, saved the lives of U.S. soldiers and was featured on Oprah - but she couldn’t survive a brief stay at an Arizona animal shelter. An employee at the Pinal County facility was today on administrative leave after euthanizing the shepherd mix by mistake. The dog escaped from the family’s backyard. Sgt Young then put out notices and contacted TV stations that did reports on the missing dog....More

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Odd Daily News Buy a truck, get a Free AK-47

Florida - A Florida truck dealer is offering free AK-47 assault rifles to customers who purchase used trucks. Nick Ginetta, general sales manager for Nations Trucks in Sanford, said the promotion began on Veterans Day. Ginetta said customers taking advantage of the promotion are issued vouchers for a local gun store...More

Odd News Man pays $800,000 for a 13-mile trip

New York - Brooklyn federal prosecutors say that megamillionaire feng shui master Tony Chan paid for the trip with his American Express card — and that car-service driver Peter Rahhaoui, of Flushing, Queens, then used the card number to rack up thousands of dollars in charges over the next few months. Amazingly, the controversial Chan is so rich that he didn’t even realize he was being bilked....More

Monday, November 15, 2010

Glam in the Gulf: Get a glitzy tattoo in real gold

Forget the henna and flashy jewelry, the latest accessory trend for the fashion-conscious party-goer in Dubai is a temporary tattoo made of real gold....More..

Vanity plate on getaway car has name of robber

New Hampshire - Police say a New Hampshire woman charged with robbing a pharmacy wasn’t hard to find: Her name was on the license plate of the getaway car. Police say a motorist watched the woman flee from a Rite Aid parking lot in Manchester. The vanity plate read “B-USHER.” Police tell WCVB-TV that the car was registered to 43-year-old Bonnie Usher who was arrested at her home....More

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Man Killed By Deer He Kept In His Back Yard

Texas - Benjamin Gerald Rushton, 60, was killed by a deer he was keeping in a kennel in his back yard at his home south of Waskom. Harrison County Sheriff’s Officers found Rushton pierced by the deer’s antlers in his backyard. The deer was a Red Stagg deer. Game wardens shot and killed the deer...More

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Man shot twice, eats lunch before going to hospital

Connecticut - Police say a 25-year-old Connecticut man who was shot twice after buying a sandwich at a New Haven deli went home and ate his lunch before going to the hospital. Miguel Soto said he was leaving the deli when he heard three gunshots. One bullet hit him in the left leg, another in the groin. Police said he went home and ate the sandwich before asking his father to take him to a hospital...More

Man tries to run down woman, she refused marriage proposal

California - A Whittier man has allegedly tried to run down his ex-girlfriend in a car after she refused his wedding proposal. After the woman said no, Francisco Hernandez allegedly drove onto the sidewalk, through bushes and into the restaurant parking lot, narrowly missing the woman. He had written “Stacy Will You Marry Me” on the car’s back window....More

West Coast mystery missile may be North Korean

Washington DC - “A shot over the bow,” is what some in America’s intelligence community are whispering under the stunned media’s demands for answers. And if the United State’s Navy is telling the truth, heads will roll among some of the Pentagon’s brass for permitting a foreign enemy vessel to breach U.S. sovereign territory and send a chilling message to the American government. Make no mistake. The missile, launched approximately 35 miles from the city of Los Angeles and north of Catalina island about 5 PM PDT, came from an offshore submarine....more

Friday, November 12, 2010

Drive-thru window service for sex

Alabama - Pleasures owner Sherri Williams said the store will be the first such store in the country to sell adult toys through a drive-thru window. Items such as toys, lubes and stimulants will be delivered through the drive-thru drawer in a brown paper bag, according to the store’s news release. Williams and her store drew national attention during a long legal fight that sought to overturn Alabama’s ban on sex toys on the grounds of a constitutional right to privacy....More

Wanted: Village doctor. Benefits include sausages (Reuters)

Reuters - A small German village community left in the lurch after their local doctor retired in September has pulled together to try and attract a new GP -- by offering free bread, meat, flowers, haircuts and accommodation....More

Turkeys terrorize New York neighborhood

New York - Residents of a New York neighborhood said aggressive turkeys are terrorizing the area. Locals in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood said the fowl have been blocking traffic, filling their yards with droppings and even trapped resident Gina Guaragno in her car for a short time before she splashed them with window washing fluid. The turkey trouble began about 10 years ago after a woman released her nine pets, and now there are about 100 of the wild birds in the neighborhood....More

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sri Lanka launches local pornstar manhunt (Reuters)

Reuters - Sri Lankan newspapers on Tuesday published pictures of mainly women police said had acted in locally produced pornographic films, part of a court-ordered crackdown and the latest sign of growing social conservatism....More

Woman sentenced in antifreeze margarita death

New York - A woman drew a 23-year prison sentence today for killing her alcoholic boyfriend by lacing a jug of margarita cocktails with antifreeze at her apartment in western New York. “It’s not as if you were captive in this house,” Judge William Kocher said in imposing a near-maximum penalty on Cynthia Galens, who maintained that victim Thomas Stack was emotionally and physically abusive. “It’s just senseless what you did.”...More