Stories tagged: odd
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman says authorities are investigating the discovery of tigers, lions and a leopard in a barn in Arkansas.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
The mansion where the notorious 19th century suspect Lizzie Borden lived out her days after she was acquitted of the ax murders of her father and stepmother is on the …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Authorities say a Portland family escaped their house after a hoverboard caused a fire.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
A Paris wine collector returned from holiday this week to a nasty surprise, finding a hole in his cellar and emptiness where his valuable collection of vintage wines had been.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
The United States says at least 16 Americans working for the U.S. government in Cuba suffered symptoms as a result of activity attributed to a covert sonic device. The diplomats …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
A Portland woman is suing an Oregon cremation company for $2.5 million, claiming it gave her the remains of a stranger instead of her deceased father.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
A Seattle couple became engaged as the solar eclipse reached totality in Oregon.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
An 8-month-old baby found alive in a plastic bag outside an upstate New York home had been abandoned there three days earlier by her 17-year-old mother, who has been charged …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Frito-Lay is getting in on New York City’s restaurant week by opening a pop-up eatery with a menu full of Cheetos-themed cuisine.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Want to live like a Trump? Now’s your chance: The president’s New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
A teenager who went for a swim at a Melbourne beach and emerged with his feet covered in blood has stumped marine experts.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Money may not grow on trees, but its value can grow.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
A man’s attempt to burn bees out of their nest backfired after the ill-advised extermination method caught fire to a Georgia home, destroying most of it.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
Authorities say a little girl crying along the side of a busy highway alerted them to a hit-and-run crash that left the girl’s mother seriously injured in a car that …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
A 73-year-old man is banned from a Florida beach after a parent complained that he was handing out business cards that read, “Sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby.”
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
If “Independence Day” and “War of the Worlds” are among your favorite films, this might be your dream job.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Public defenders are pleading for leniency for a 78-year-old, lifelong criminal who admitted robbing a Reno bank with a steak knife so he could return to prison instead of spending …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
An Ohio prosecutor alleges a man stored his girlfriend’s body in a freezer while another woman helped him and assumed the dead woman’s life by moving into her home, using …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Harvard Law School has apologized for erroneously listing ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci as dead in a new alumni directory.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Boise firefighters say they rescued a drunken man who fell into a pipe at a construction site.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
The first Yelm UFO Fest is set to launch this weekend, and organizers are preparing to welcome visitors from beyond. Or at least beyond Yelm.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
On Tuesday, police and federal agents warned that so-called virtual kidnappings are on the rise, and dozens of people already have found themselves terrorized into giving money to con artists.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
MIAMI – It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man who they instead …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Authorities say officers arrested an alleged burglar after a homeowner hog-tied him alongside a road about 45 miles east of Chehalis.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Police say an officer using a stun gun to restrain a naked man accidentally set the man’s chest hair and beard on fire.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 8 a.m.
A man is recovering after being rescued from an abandoned well in northwest Idaho.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
A lost Boise dog is back home after surviving a harsh winter alone in the Idaho mountains for nine months.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Police are investigating the discovery of a small casket found on a north Philadelphia sidewalk that contained some embalmed remains believed to be those of an infant or child.