Odd & Unusual

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It was an unorthodox commute to work Sunday for Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Jesse Luketa, one that he will remember forever.

By Cronkite News November 28, 2023
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Artificial intelligence employed by the U.S. military has piloted pint-sized surveillance drones in special operations forces' missions and helped Ukraine in its war against Russia. It tracks soldiers' fitness, predicts when Air Force planes need maintenance and helps keep tabs on rivals in space.

By By FRANK BAJAK, AP Technology Writer November 27, 2023
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Sunday's airing of the late afternoon games on the NFL RedZone Channel literally went code red.

By The Associated Press November 27, 2023
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An exploding population of hard-to-eradicate "super pigs" in Canada is threatening to spill south of the border, and northern states like Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana are taking steps to stop the invasion.

By By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press November 23, 2023
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A herd of followers are tracking a moose on the loose in southern Minnesota, hoping the majestic animal's journey ends safely after it was spotted Tuesday 140 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

By By Summer Ballentine, Associated Press November 23, 2023
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A cargo jet headed to Belgium from New York had to turn around mid-flight after a horse escaped its stall and got loose in the hold, according to air traffic control audio.

By The Associated Press November 16, 2023
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An undersea volcano erupted off Japan three weeks ago, providing a rare view of the birth of a tiny new island, but experts say it may not last very long.

By By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press November 9, 2023
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The little asteroid visited by NASA's Lucy spacecraft this week had a big surprise for scientists.

By By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer November 9, 2023
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The Arizona Department of Game & Fish announced Tuesday a woman in Northern Arizona had apparently been killed by an elk.

By Verde Independent November 7, 2023
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Peru's Kimberly Garci­a seemed skeptical she'd set the world record in the women's 20 kilometers walk race at the Pan American Games. She later found out she didn't.

By By MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press November 1, 2023
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Kenneth Williams spent his whole life in Brooklyn, but it wasn't until a night in 2018 when he crossed a narrow footbridge in shackles, that he learned about New York City's last floating jail. He remembers the murky East River water below him, the stench of mold, and a sinking feeling that soon turned literal.

By By JAKE OFFENHARTZ, Associated Press November 1, 2023
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A man was trapped inside a steel-reinforced concrete jewelry vault in New York City overnight after firefighters had to abandon an attempt to rescue him for safety reasons.

October 29, 2023
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Amazon will soon make prescription drugs fall from the sky when the e-commerce giant becomes the latest company to test drone deliveries for medications

By By TOM MURPHY and HALELUYA HADERO, Associated Press October 19, 2023
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They are playfully called the "forgotten five": A handful of toys -- the pogo stick, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, My Little Pony, PEZ dispensers, and Transformers -- that regularly approach toybox royalty as finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame, only to be tossed back on the pile.

By By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press October 19, 2023
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Ed Currie, the South Carolina hot pepper expert who crossbred and grew the Carolina Reaper that's hotter than most pepper sprays police use to subdue unruly criminals, has broken his own world record with a pepper that's three times hotter.

By By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press October 13, 2023

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