Strange News

February 04, 2018 - 1:39 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a man took a sledgehammer to about a dozen squad cars in a Dallas police station parking lot. Police say the man walked into the Dallas Central Patrol parking lot at the city's marshal's office detention center before dawn Sunday and started hitting the cars. The...
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Robot barista named "Sawyer" makes a coffee at Henn-na Cafe, meaning "Strange Cafe" in Japanese, in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The cafe's robot barista brews and serves coffee as the rapidly aging country seeks to adapt to shrinking workforce. The arm robot "Sawyer" debuted this week in Tokyo‘s downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 02, 2018 - 6:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a new cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista. The robot named Sawyer debuted this week at Henna Cafe in Tokyo's downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. The shop's name in Japanese means "strange cafe." The single-armed robot...
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February 02, 2018 - 1:35 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The biggest newspapers in Connecticut and Rhode Island are feuding over which state is worse. The Hartford Courant in Connecticut wrote a scathing editorial after The Providence Journal in Rhode Island published an editorial calling its New England neighbor struggling, and...
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February 01, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — When a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan woke up groggy from recent dental surgery, she had one big fear: "Did I miss the Super Bowl?!?" Haley Parks' father posted a video on Facebook this week showing her coming out of anesthesia after having her wisdom teeth removed. When...
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This photo provided by Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Alexander Sperber. A federal judge in Florida has ruled that Sperber., who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money into the air is so severely mentally ill, he can't be held responsible for the crime. Chief U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore found Sperber not guilty by reason of insanity following a 25-minute trial on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Sperber will remain jailed while receiving mental health treatment. (Broward County Sheriff's Office/ South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 8:00 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says a Florida man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money is severely mentally ill and can't be held responsible for the crime. Chief U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore found 26-year-old Alexander Sperber not...
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February 01, 2018 - 7:39 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A motorcyclist got the ride of his life in Georgia when a sinkhole opened up in a parking lot and swallowed him and his bike. The Augusta Chronicle reports city firefighters pulled the man from the hole at the Augusta Exchange parking lot Wednesday. The motorcyclist had minor...
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January 31, 2018 - 1:19 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Wednesday launched an urgent investigation into the loss of thousands of classified documents that were sold with two second-hand filing cabinets. The cabinets were sold by a Canberra furniture shop at a discount price because they were locked...
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January 30, 2018 - 11:54 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An American teacher in Vietnam is in trouble for making offensive comments about one of the country's most revered figures. Daniel Hauer, an English teacher in Hanoi, commented on Facebook that he was getting a genital piercing with a part in the shape of late Gen. Vo Nguyen...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:50 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, former New York Yankees pitcher Al Leiter (LY'-tur) and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt are among the 20 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The class of 2017 also includes singers Debbie Harry and Frankie Valli and "Cake Boss...
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January 30, 2018 - 11:56 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Why did the chicken cross the road? And did it have its owner's permission? The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would make trespassing fowl a violation, not for the chicken, but for its owners. Under the proposal, anyone who knowingly, recklessly or...
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