Oddly Enough Features
Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe _ not Ah-bay
BEIJING (AP) -- President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense....
Glitch causes bank customers to see billions in charges
HONOLULU (AP) -- A technical glitch meant some First Hawaiian Bank customers logged on to their accounts to find that they appeared to be billions, or sometimes more than a trillion dollars in the red....
4 people meet for first time after 2 pairs of kidney swaps
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Four people have met for the first time since a pair of kidney swaps at a Connecticut hospital....
Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll near Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal wildlife officials say the world's oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll....
Police: Man finds skull in front yard of California home
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a man bringing in his trash can from the street found a human skull in the front yard of his home and called police....
Georgia sheriff revels in 'politically incorrect' sign
HAMILTON, Ga. (AP) -- If you don't like a Georgia sheriff's political incorrectness, you can leave his county....
Woman fined $1,000 for trashing worker's office with glitter
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A former clerk at an Ohio county's fiscal office has been fined $1,000 for trashing a co-worker's office with glitter and purple Silly String....
Meet John Howland, a lucky Pilgrim _ and maybe your ancestor
BOSTON (AP) -- John Howland may not be as famous as William Bradford, John Carver and Myles Standish, notable passengers on the Mayflower that landed in Massachusetts in 1620....
Homeowners association won't sue man over Christmas lights
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An Idaho homeowners association has backed down from threats to sue a man whose extreme Christmas light display last year bothered neighbors....
Inmate kicks out police window, jumps onto Arizona freeway
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Phoenix say a handcuffed and shackled inmate was seriously injured after he kicked out a window in a police transport van on a freeway and jumped out of the moving vehicle....
Today is Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season and well known for early bird specials to attract customers to retail stores. According to Chicago based research firm Market Track, each year the differences between in-store and online purchases have narrowed. Retailers are shifting their messages from one that focuses strictly on price to one that emphasizes convenience, faster delivery and free shipping.
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