Oddly Enough Features
Python wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train
TOKYO (AP) -- A passenger spotted a python curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen "bullet" train, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop....
Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival
SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) -- In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival....
Alaska council to vote on cat leash law
KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval....
Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011....
Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels
BOSTON (AP) -- A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement....
Sold: New York mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- A dilapidated New York mansion believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" has sold at auction for $120,000....
Michigan quintuplets work first jobs together at McDonald's
POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's in Michigan....
Last week a coalition of 21 states sued U.S. department of labor over a new rule mandating employers pay overtime to their white collar workers performing administrative and professional duties while doubling the salary threshold to $47,500 for eligibility. The Obama administration hails it as a meaningful boost to many workers' wallets ensuring fairer compensation. While states claim the regulation will burden private and public sectors by straining budgets, forcing layoffs, and cutting work hours.
Should the Charlotte police release to the public the video footage from the police shooting earlier this week?