Share this story...
Latest News

Watercooler news from The Associated Press

Odd News

  • Odd News

    Expecting dad stages his own pregnancy photo shoot

    PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — An expecting father in Massachusetts has shown off his paternal glow with a pregnancy photo shoot. Peabody resident Nick Roberts surprised his pregnant girlfriend with the photos at their gender reveal party in June before their son Logan was born. Some of the photos show Roberts posing at a beach in […]
  • Odd News

    In need of workers, Maine hires contractors to plow roads

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Worker shortages in Maine have forced the state Department of Transportation to hire private contractors to plow roads. The Portland Press Herald reports the state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to the Ohio-based company First Vehicle Services. The contractors will work in southern Maine. MDOT has struggled to keep […]
  • Odd News

    Police: Man posed as officer, tried to get discounted coffee

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee. WIVB-TV reports the man flashed a fake badge and gun at a Starbucks in Buffalo around 11 p.m. Friday. Police say the man claimed he was a detective […]
  • Odd News

    Red-suited man on a sled rescues a deer on frozen pond

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Reindeer are supposed to pull Santa Claus’ sleigh, but in Oregon recently, a red-suited man on a sled wound up pushing a deer. The reverse-reality Christmas-season tale played out when a deer wandered onto a frozen golf course pond in Sunriver, Oregon, on Friday and then lost its footing. Try as […]
  • Odd News

    Firefighters rescue girl stuck in McDonald’s playground

    SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters in Massachusetts responded to a fast food restaurant over the weekend to free a young girl who got stuck in the playground. The Telegram & Gazette reports that firefighters responded to a McDonald’s in Spencer at around 8 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters say they needed a ladder to reach the girl, […]
  • Odd News

    Swiss woman angry over champagne refusal ejected from plane

    BERLIN (AP) — German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne. Reutlingen police say crew members were unable to calm the 44-year-old business class passenger, who was angered by their refusal to serve her […]
  • Odd News

    Wisconsin man fleeing police crashed while checking phone

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee prosecutors say a man who led police on a high-speed chased told arresting officers he crashed his minivan because he became distracted checking his cellphone for directions. The Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office said in a criminal complaint released Friday that 20-year-old Logan Michael Brandenburg made the comment unsolicited while he was […]
  • Odd News

    Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog’s belly

    EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma mother and father couldn’t figure out what was happening to their child’s pacifiers until the baby’s grandmother saw the family dog swipe one off a counter. One nauseous pooch and a trip to their veterinarian’s office confirmed the couple’s hunch: Dovey had 21 pacifiers lodged in her stomach. The […]
  • Odd News

    SantaCon arrives with hundreds of Santas for a bar crawl

    NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus is in New York, in the form of hundreds of people wearing his lookalike-costume to bar crawl for the annual SantaCon. But because of rowdy incidents in past years, the Santas were not allowed to drink on trains bringing them to Manhattan. That didn’t keep them from crowding Penn […]
  • Odd News

    Portrait of Hillary Clinton set off security dogs in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — When two security dogs reacted to a suspicious crate before an art show opening, Miami police officers briefly shut down the area to investigate the possible threat. But when they opened up the crate Saturday morning, officers found something else instead: a portrait of Hillary Clinton in a studded jacket and shaggy […]