Friday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


DALLAS (AP) -- It's the ball Red Sox fans might want to burn. The baseball that rolled through Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs in the '86 World Series is going up for auction. Heritage Auctions in Dallas says the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000. Mookie Wilson's grounder rolled through Buckner's legs in Game 6. The New York Mets rally with two outs in the 10th inning won the game. The Mets went on to win the series. The ball comes from the collection of Los Angeles songwriter Seth Swirsky. He says the "ball kind of encapsulates the highest and lowest you can feel in sports at any given moment."


NEW YORK (AP) -- Thirteen is turning out to be a very unlucky number for the New York Knicks. The Knicks set an NBA record last night with their 13th straight playoff loss. New York dropped Game 3 of their first-round series, 87-70 to the Miami Heat. The Knicks had tied the 12 straight losses set by the Memphis Grizzlies from 2004-06. New York hasn't won a postseason game since beating Toronto on April 29, 2001. Game 4 of the Knicks-Heat series is Sunday.


CHICAGO (AP) -- NATO doesn't know -- the capital of Illinois. And that's not all. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will have its summit in Chicago. A five-minute video released by the military alliance says that Chicago is the state capital, which is news to Springfield. The video also says President Barack Obama grew up in Chicago. That's not right, either. As a kid, Obama lived in Hawaii and Indonesia. He moved to Chicago as an adult. The Chicago Tribune first reported the mistakes. The paper notes the Trib wasn't founded by Colonel Robert McCormick. Another goof that's in the NATO video.


ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) -- It's the story of the three bears. But it's no fairy tale. A momma bear and her two cubs spent a nice day in the suburbs of Los Angeles. The three bears napped for hours in a tree in the front yard of home. Then they strolled through backyards, tumbling over fences. Deputies say the momma bear and her cubs headed back toward the Angeles National Forest yesterday evening.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Deputies in the Memphis area want a couple of tiny eyes in the sky. A committee of the Shelby County, Tennessee, Commission has approved the sheriff's department request to buy two remote-controlled drone helicopters. The sheriff's office says the mini-copters could be used to search for missing kids, investigating traffic accidents and spotting pot crops. They might look like over-grown toys, but the RC choppers have a grownup price tag -- as much as 30-grand each. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reports a federal grant will be used to buy the drones.


NEW YORK (AP) -- The senior citizen with a butter knife didn't make it through security. Authorities at JFK airport in New York report stopping a 69-year-old man carrying a butter knife on his walker. The Transportation Security Administration says the butter knife was confiscated before the man could get on a plane. He will not be charged. The TSA says tons of forbidden items are seized at New York airports. The TSA has boxes of things like banned screwdrivers, hatchets, box cutters and even phony hand grenades filled with perfume.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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