Oddly Enough

Among the year's oddest stories, animal tales were top dogs

NEW YORK - It was the year of the family pet behaving badly: A dog got sick from eating dozens of socks and a puppy took the rap for driving the family car into a pond. Angry cats held their owners hostage on at least two occasions.

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SantaCon merrymakers hit midtown Manhattan for annual pub crawl

NEW YORK - Waves of revellers dressed in Santa Claus outfits invaded Midtown Manhattan on Saturday as part of New York's version of SantaCon, a massive pub crawl that organizers scaled back this year in part to prevent conflicts with a nearby protest march.

14 Dec 2014

Mississippi pastor trots out horse in wedding dress to protest gay marriage

- A Mississippi pastor brought a horse in a wedding dress to stand with him outside a federal courthouse on Friday in Jackson to protest a federal judge's ruling, currently on hold, to overturn the socially conservative state's ban on gay marriage.

13 Dec 2014

China bans national anthem at weddings and funerals

BEIJING - China's national anthem can no longer be performed at weddings, funerals, balls or other non-political functions and should only be performed at certain dignified events, state media said on Friday.

13 Dec 2014

No more drunken sailors: Canadian Navy bans drinking at sea

OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble.

13 Dec 2014

Surf's up! Chile start-up turns fishing nets into skateboards

SANTIAGO - A Chile-based start-up venture that collects discarded fishing nets from the country's long coastline and turns them into skateboards for U.S. teenagers is garnering attention from investors as sales ramp up.

11 Dec 2014