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Police arrest Utah man who lit brush fire 'to signal for help' (Reuters) - Police in Utah arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of arson after he told officers he lit a brush fire that burned dozens of acres to signal for help after his car got stuck, authorities said on Wednesday.
Reuters | Apr 23, 2015 12:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Leaders want topless sunbathing in L.A.'s Venice Beach LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leaders in the Los Angeles beach district of Venice have asked that women be allowed to sunbathe nude on the beach, saying they want equality and a more European feel at the popular tourist destination, local media reported on Wedn
Reuters | Apr 22, 2015 10:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Four decades after jail escape, inmate to return to North Carolina (Reuters) - After almost four decades on the run, an escaped North Carolina prison inmate is back behind bars in Kentucky, having turned himself in over medical issues, authorities said on Wednesday.
Reuters | Apr 22, 2015 9:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Report: New NFL Stadium In Los Angeles Could Create Thousands Of Local Law Enforcement Jobs CARSON, CA—Following the approval of plans for a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium just south of the city, a new report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation revealed that the new venue is poised to generate t
The Onion | Apr 22, 2015 8:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Report: Teens Injuring Lips Doing Kylie Jenner Challenge Reports have emerged that a Twitter hashtag trend called the “Kylie Jenner Challenge,” which involves suctioning the lips with a bottle or other object to achieve pouty lips like those of reality star Kylie Jenner, has led many people to devel
The Onion | Apr 22, 2015 8:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Infographic: Pros And Cons Of Going To Grad School While graduate school is often touted as a way to specialize in a given field and increase earning power, opponents argue it can put students into debt without helping them get better jobs.
The Onion | Apr 22, 2015 7:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Coyote roaming exclusive Manhattan triggers massive police hunt NEW YORK (Reuters) - A coyote spotted on Wednesday in an exclusive Manhattan neighborhood touched off a massive police hunt that shut down Riverside Park, then led to Columbia University and Grants Tomb.
Reuters | Apr 22, 2015 6:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Houseguest Asks If Host Has Blanket Thats Never Been Washed He Can Use WHITE PLAINS, NY—Expressing hope that the request wouldn’t be too much of a hassle, houseguest Brian Olson reportedly asked his friend Kyle Gwinn last night if he could borrow a blanket that has never once been washed.
The Onion | Apr 22, 2015 6:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Wisconsin church ends pig wrestling after advocates raise stink (Reuters) - A four-decade tradition of people mud-wrestling pigs at a Wisconsin church's summer fundraiser has been halted after 81,000 people signed an online petition pressed by animal rights activists who raised concerns about animal abuse.
Reuters | Apr 22, 2015 6:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tim Tebow Figures Ingraining Himself In Philadelphia Charity Scene Best Shot Of Sticking With Team PHILADELPHIA—Days after being signed to a one-year contract with the Eagles, quarterback Tim Tebow admitted to reporters Wednesday that firmly ingraining himself in Philadelphia’s charity scene probably constitutes his best shot of remaining w
The Onion | Apr 22, 2015 5:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend