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Cost-Cutting Measures Force Company To Start Hiring More Female Employees HARTFORD, CT—In an effort to remain financially solvent by keeping payroll expenditures in check, executives at the Banford Group announced Tuesday they would have to start hiring more female employees.
The Onion | 17 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Report: Bill Clinton Gave Romney Debate Advice For Beating Obama In an article about how Bill Clinton’s mistakes could potentially derail his wife’s presidential campaign if she runs, The New York Times reported that while he was backstage with Mitt Romney at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative, he ga...
The Onion | 17 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: official report AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted during by the Nazis during Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a report published on Tuesday.
Reuters | 19 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of law named after his dead patient (Reuters) - An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker is seeking to overturn a state law named for one of his patients, whose death 16 years earlier triggered legislation requiring insurers to pay for minimum post-pregnancy hospital stays, records show.
Reuters | Mar 31, 2015 02:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With Fake Website, Con Man Emails His Way Out of Prison A British con man used a cellphone to create a fake government website and then emailed prison officials to set him free.
MSNBC | Mar 31, 2015 12:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mother-in-law's tombstone topples on Pennsylvania man, killing him HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man was helping decorate his mother-in-laws tombstone on Monday ahead of the Easter holiday when it suddenly toppled over, pinning him underneath and killing him, a cemetery caretaker said.
Reuters | Mar 30, 2015 10:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Teens duke it out in McDonald's playpen: Cops Police were called in after a kerfuffle broke out amongst a group of teenagers in a McDonald's playroom in Halifax.
Canoe.ca | Mar 30, 2015 8:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Accused robber eats own feces in court, blames Virgin Mary Maybe he cracked under the pressure of the prosecutor giving him the turd degree.
Canoe.ca | Mar 30, 2015 7:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Man Torn Between Boycotting Indiana, Visiting Evansville Zoo HENDERSON, KY—Saying he wants to show his support for the gay and lesbian community in the wake of the state’s recently passed religious freedom bill while at the same time acknowledging that he was excited to look at a variety of animals, loc
The Onion | Mar 30, 2015 7:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: NYC Tourists Incite Outrage By Taking Selfies At East Village Blast Site Following a gas explosion at an East Village apartment building last week that killed two people, a handful of tourists were observed taking self-portraits of themselves in front of the blast site, inciting a flood of criticism online.
The Onion | Mar 30, 2015 6:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend