Oddities

February 08, 2018 - 3:14 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine dairy company has settled a lawsuit over an overtime dispute that was the subject of a ruling hinging on the use of the Oxford comma. Drivers with Oakhurst Dairy filed the lawsuit in 2014 seeking more than $10 million. Court documents filed Thursday show that they...
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February 08, 2018 - 2:38 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish volunteer in a secondhand charity shop has found $8,284 in the pocket of a coat he was preparing to put on sale. Jens Erik Christensen told a regional daily that the woman's coat was in a bag with other clothes left in the DanChurchSocial shop's container near...
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February 08, 2018 - 11:33 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions. Kate Danyluk, a passenger on the flight, told The Associated Press she...
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This photo made available by the Titusville Fire and Emergency services shows fire fighters attempting to rescue a boy who crawled inside a claw-style vending machine, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Titusville, Fla. The boy sat atop the stuffed toys while firefighters took just 5 minutes to get him out. (Titusville Fire and Emergency Services via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 10:57 am
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When a young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant to fetch one. And, he got stuck inside the glass-encased structure. Thankfully, off-duty firefighter Jeremy House was also having dinner at the Beef...
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February 08, 2018 - 10:20 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish volunteer in a secondhand charity shop has found nearly 50,000 kroner ($8,284) in the pocket of a coat he was preparing to put on sale. Jens Erik Christensen told a regional daily that the woman's coat was in a bag with other clothes left in the DanChurchSocial...
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February 08, 2018 - 9:39 am
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When a young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant to fetch one. And, he got stuck inside the glass-encased structure. Thankfully, off-duty firefighter Jeremy House was also having dinner at the Beef...
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February 07, 2018 - 7:48 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions. Kate Danyluk, a passenger on the flight, told The Associated Press she...
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This picture taken Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Kennewick, Wash., and provided by Alyssa Salgado, shows her daughter, Lilayiah Mendez, age 2, before her mother dropped her off at a daycare run by the Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties in Pasco, Wash. Salgado says workers at the daycare waxed the girl's eyebrows without permission and state officials are investigating. (Alyssa Salgado via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 2:23 pm
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Officials are investigating a mother's complaint that her toddler's eyebrows were waxed without permission at a daycare facility in Washington state. Alyssa Salgado said she dropped her 2-year-old daughter off Thursday at the site in Pasco that's run by the Boys & Girls Club...
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February 07, 2018 - 12:26 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police in Alaska's largest city say a man robbed a restaurant and apparently attempted to avoid being identified by authorities by burying his coat in fresh snow. Anchorage police Tuesday morning received a report of a Taco Bell robbery. The suspect wore a black, hooded...
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February 07, 2018 - 7:20 am
BOSTON (AP) — For $3,000, patrons at one Boston restaurant can order a burger that comes with an engagement ring on the side. Pauli's, in the city's North End, says with 48-hours' notice, the restaurant's Big Boy burger will arrive with a 7/8 carat Neil Lane ring nestled in the bun. The ring will...
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