AP - ap.online.headlines.strange http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.strange News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:53:00 -0500 Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:12:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/20/US--JFK.Santa.Letter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--JFK.Santa.Letter c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3763 BOSTON (AP) — The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds. Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:05:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/20/US--Elf.DWI.Arrest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Elf.DWI.Arrest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:37dc RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunk driving charges in New Jersey. Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:34:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/20/US--Dyed.Dog/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Dyed.Dog c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:380f SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Coco, a reddish-brown pit bull with white markings, went missing from her Southern California home on Thanksgiving. Judge says pet bobcat Rocky must live at the zoo Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/19/US--Missing.Pet.Bobcat/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Missing.Pet.Bobcat c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:30ce STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has escaped from its owner's home multiple times since April will be made to live at a zoo, a judge ruled Friday, and its owner will be fined for letting it run free. Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:50:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/19/FBC-UAB-Football-Boy_s-Dollar-Donation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_FBC-UAB-Football-Boy_s-Dollar-Donation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f7d DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance — a $1 bill — with a handwritten note of support. Man without use of arms facing gun charge released Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:56:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/19/US--Gun.Charge-No.Arms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Gun.Charge-No.Arms c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:331a TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition and faces a gun possession charge was released from jail without having to pay bail on Friday. Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:42:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/18/US-Dog-Shoots-Man/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-Dog-Shoots-Man c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2bff SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man. Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:08:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/18/US-Fake-Heart-Attack-Thieves/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-Fake-Heart-Attack-Thieves c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:27fa LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys. Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:12:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/18/US-Stuck-in-Mud/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-Stuck-in-Mud c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2843 GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out. Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:24:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/18/US-ODD-Upside-Down-Christmas-Tree/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD-Upside-Down-Christmas-Tree c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2a51 INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree. Germany: 73 pounds of cocaine in coffee shipment Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:08:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/18/EU-ODD--Germany-Cocaine.in.Coffee/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_EU-ODD--Germany-Cocaine.in.Coffee c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2833 BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn't expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 pounds) of cocaine. Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:10:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/16/US-ODD-Mystery-Santa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD-Mystery-Santa c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:1adb BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops. Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:11:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/17/US-ODD-Red-Kettle-Surprise/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD-Red-Kettle-Surprise c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:20a1 DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace. Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:56:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/16/US--Gun.Charge-No.Arms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Gun.Charge-No.Arms c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:1b98 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking. Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong house Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:39:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/18/US-Drunk-Man-Shot-California/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-Drunk-Man-Shot-California c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2a04 BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a suburban San Francisco homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own. NY man returns library statue 43 years overdue Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:59:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/17/US--Library-Overdue.Statue/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Library-Overdue.Statue c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:206d ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 52-year-old New York man has returned a marble sculpture he borrowed in the early 1970s to get him through troubled times. Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:14:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/17/US-Johns-Hopkins-Mistaken-Admission-Notices/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-Johns-Hopkins-Mistaken-Admission-Notices c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2066 BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins University mistakenly sent nearly 300 applicants welcome messages when they were actually rejected or deferred, and now the school has issued an apology. Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:22:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/17/US--Pets-Fashion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Pets-Fashion c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2097 LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags. Dognapped! 13 puppies snatched from pet store Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:15:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/16/US--Puppies.Found/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Puppies.Found c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:1add MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they have collared the humans responsible for snatching 13 puppies from a New Hampshire pet store in a smash-and-grab dognapping. Massachusetts baby born at 10:11, 12-13-14 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:51:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/12/16/US-ODD--Numerical.Birth-Massachusetts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD--Numerical.Birth-Massachusetts c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:1ade WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple is celebrating the birth of their daughter with a numerically unusual birth time and date.