AP Oddities

AP Oddities

Army: No more kissing soldiers on St. Patrick's in Savannah

Army: No more kissing soldiers on St. Patrick's in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Army wants to halt a favorite St. Patrick's Day shenanigan in Savannah that for decades has left marching soldiers...
New York City's tree sweaters to stay in place

New York City's tree sweaters to stay in place

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Parks Department says a cluster of trees in a Manhattan neighborhood can keep their crocheted sweaters.The...
Molly Schuyler downs record 501 wings to win Wing Bowl

Molly Schuyler downs record 501 wings to win Wing Bowl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Competitive eater Molly Schuyler gnawed her way through a record 501 chicken wings in 30 minutes to win her third Wing...
Xi firmly in charge as China turns to legislative season

Xi firmly in charge as China turns to legislative season

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge despite a slowing economy, an ongoing trade war with the U.S. and rumbles...
Lawyer to officials: Return spoon sculpture used in protest

Lawyer to officials: Return spoon sculpture used in protest

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for an art gallery owner has asked Connecticut authorities to drop charges against him and return a steel...
Bizarre battle over body of Charles Manson won by grandson

Bizarre battle over body of Charles Manson won by grandson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grandson of cult leader Charles Manson won the bizarre California court battle Monday over the killer's body.Kern County Superior...
Arkansas jail housing 200 roosters as cockfighting evidence

Arkansas jail housing 200 roosters as cockfighting evidence

De QUEEN, Ark. (AP) — A group of inmates is tending to 200 roosters at an Arkansas sheriff's office pending their use as evidence...
Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth...
Gone extinct: Animatronic T-Rex bursts into flames

Gone extinct: Animatronic T-Rex bursts into flames

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex...
Smoking orangutan riles anger against zoo in Indonesia

Smoking orangutan riles anger against zoo in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A video of an orangutan smoking has brought more criticism of a zoo in Indonesia infamous for past animal welfare...

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