Saturday November 01, 2014

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

  • Should security be tightened at Parliament Hill and other government buildings in the wake of the shootings in Ottawa?
  • Yes
  • 79%
  • No
  • 21%




Oddities


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Dog's master flees from police, dog follows master, police follow dog, master arrested

PRATTVILLE, Ala. - Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge....

posted: October 29,2014





Oddities

Heavy baggage: TSA confirms cannon barrel shows up in checked luggage at Maui airport

HONOLULU, Hawaii - An airline passenger flying out of Maui checked in with a weapon not often seen in baggage the barrel of a cannon....


'Pilfered' pumpkins put to use pleasing pigs' palates in New Hampshire after misunderstanding

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. - A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs....


Not so scary now: New bones show mysterious dinosaur was really a goofy duckbill giant

WASHINGTON - Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws....


Pennsylvania bank robber who bummed cigarette during escape gets 10 years in prison

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh....


Nebraska trucker takes lost bull mastiff on a long haul back to her family in Arizona

LINCOLN, Neb. - A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona....


Missouri funeral director sending dad's ashes out with a bang as part of fireworks display

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway....








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