Oddly Enough Headlines

Wed, Aug 20 2014

Our life with the Neanderthals was no brief affair

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LONDON - Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas - and have sex.

20 Aug 2014

Dutch spend 461,000 euros to fence off king's Greek holiday home

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AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government paid 461,000 euros (368,003 pounds) to erect a fence around King Willem-Alexander's seaside villa in southern Greece, RTL News reported on Wednesday, drawing media criticism and demands for an explanation.

20 Aug 2014

Tue, Aug 19 2014

China Eastern plane aborts landing as traffic controllers take a nap

BEIJING - A China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off, an investigation report found.

19 Aug 2014

Fri, Aug 15 2014

Why did the chicken cross the road? Oregon cops don't know

PORTLAND Ore. - Ask police in Portland, Oregon, why the chicken crossed the road, and law enforcement has no idea either.

15 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 14 2014

Saks barks legal threat at pet firm Snaks 5th Avenchew

NEW YORK - Saks Fifth Avenue has a bone to pick with Snaks 5th Avenchew, an online pet treat company whose name has raised the New York department store chain's ire. But so far, the doggie snack purveyor is sticking to its puns.

14 Aug 2014

Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

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TOKYO - Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space.

Oddly Enough, Japan 14 Aug 2014

Australian hospital accidentally declares 200 patients dead

SYDNEY - An Australian hospital apologised on Thursday after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients.

14 Aug 2014

Texas teenager missing for nearly three days found living at Walmart

HOUSTON - A 14-year-old Texas boy who went missing for nearly three days was discovered living at a Walmart store where he had carved out hiding places in shelves stacked with products and foraged for food in other aisles, police and news reports said on Wednesday.

14 Aug 2014

Tue, Aug 12 2014

Python caught in Florida is chief suspect in mystery of missing cats

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ORLANDO Fla. - The evidence is circumstantial but the case looks strong. Multiple cats missing without a trace, a freshly killed body, and one well-fed, 120-pound Burmese python lurking in the Florida underbrush.

12 Aug 2014

Portland bridge for sale, if you have somewhere to put it

PORTLAND Ore. - If you have somewhere to put it, local officials in Portland, Oregon, are offering a decrepit 1,100-foot-long (335-meter-long)steel bridge at a knock-down price.

12 Aug 2014
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UK’s strong GDP has a soft centre

The headline - 0.8 percent second-quarter growth - sounds good. But construction shrank and industrial production was weak. Only services were strong. It sounds like a warning of future problems. Expectations of a UK interest rate rise may be delayed, leading the pound down.