Odd News Stories

Ohio ends incentive lottery with mixed vaccination results

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio, the state that launched the national movement to offer millions of dollars in incentives to boost vaccination rates, planned to...

‘Super-hero’ in Spider-Man outfit meets pope at Vatican

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While Pope Francis is usually the star at Vatican gatherings, Spider-Man, or at least an Italian who dresses up like the character, was the...

Dirty laundry in space? NASA, Tide tackle cleaning challenge

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don’t. ...

Chunk, dog missing for 2 weeks, retrieved safe from bay

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BARNEGAT, N.J. — A golden retriever who had been missing for two weeks was rescued Tuesday from a bay in New Jersey. ...

AI-powered Mayflower, beset with glitch, returns to England

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PLYMOUTH, England — The Mayflower had a few false starts before its trailblazing sea voyage to America more than 400 years ago. Now, its...

Vermont teen’s message in a bottle gets reply from Portugal

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ROYALTON, Vt. — A Vermont teen's message in a bottle that traveled over 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) to the Azores, a small Portuguese archipelago,...

Endangered corpse flower blooms in Warsaw, drawing crowds

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WARSAW, Poland — The endangered Sumatran Titan arum, a giant foul-smelling blossom also known as the corpse flower, went into a rare, short bloom...

Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

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CHICAGO — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th...

Archaeologists dig hilltop over Plymouth Rock one last time

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BOSTON — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the...

Archaeologists dig hilltop over Plymouth Rock one last time

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BOSTON — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the...