Oddly Enough Headlines

Thu, Jul 2 2015

Mexican firm sorry for royally selling president short

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MEXICO CITY - It could have been the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Mexico's president.

02 Jul 2015

No sweat? Colombia turns to lie detectors to tackle government graft

BOGOTA - Colombia's government plans to carry out lie detector tests on senior civil servants who allocate contracts to private companies as it tries to clamp down on widespread corruption and embezzlement of public funds.

02 Jul 2015

Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane

LISBON - A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.

02 Jul 2015

Wed, Jul 1 2015

California cancer patient with amnesia faces identity crisis

SAN DIEGO - A woman with amnesia who has been undergoing cancer treatments since she was found semiconscious in Southern California has turned to social media and law enforcement as she struggles to rekindle memory of her own identity and any family she may have.

Oddly Enough, Life 01 Jul 2015

Tue, Jun 30 2015

Man in wheelchair robs New York bank, gets away

NEW YORK - Police on Tuesday were searching for a man in a wheelchair who is suspected of robbing a New York bank and rolling out of the building with $1,200 cash to make a clean getaway.

30 Jun 2015

Will pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia? 'Wait and see,' Vatican says

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will decide for himself if he chews coca leaves in order to ward off altitude sickness when he lands next week at La Paz, Bolivia, the highest international airport in the world, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

30 Jun 2015

Paris time lords extend Greek deadline - by a second

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PARIS - By pure chance, Greece will gain fractionally more time to meet a midnight deadline on Tuesday to pay its IMF debts - thanks to a move by international time arbiters in the Paris Observatory to add one second to the world's clocks.

30 Jun 2015

Milwaukee museum to display portrait of pope made of condoms

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan said on Monday.

30 Jun 2015

Decapitated animal carcasses stymie investigators in California capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Authorities in California are trying to determine why someone has been dropping bags filled with the bodies of decapitated animals near railroad tracks in the capital city of Sacramento.

30 Jun 2015

Mon, Jun 29 2015

Cult of personality: Turkmen leader gets park tribute on birthday

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ASHGABAT - Turkmenistan, which rights groups view as one of the most repressive countries in the world, celebrated President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's 58th birthday on Monday by opening a park in the capital Ashgabat bearing his name.

29 Jun 2015