Oddities

ANNAPOLIS, Md.

JUNEAU, Alaska - Call Luke Skywalker for backup.

Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road.

The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/YIVmu4 ) report

STOCKHOLM - A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show.

TV4 is using the anthem in a trailer for "Parlamentet,

BERLIN - A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop.

The court in Munich said Friday t

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Wednesday in St.

ORANGE, Va.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

MACKLIN, Sask.

MADISON, Maine - A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.

Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt, of Pi

SALT LAKE CITY - An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.

Georgia Gorringe said it took her five years to write the tale of a