Offbeat

German shepherd survives 5 weeks on California freeway

A dog that fell from a truck onto a California freeway eluded capture for five weeks among the oleander bushes of the median before being rescued
Published: 05/19/16
Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

Step aside, Burmese python: The man-eating Nile crocodile may now be Florida's scariest invasive species, say researchers who examined the cases of three captured near Miami
Published: 05/19/16
Firefighters rescue naked man from Iowa business's chimney

Firefighters rescue naked man from Iowa business's chimney

Firefighters have rescued a soot-covered naked man from the chimney of an Iowa recycling business
Published: 05/19/16

Deputies strike back at Dark Side, arrest storm trooper

Sheriff's deputies in a small Georgia town apprehended a man wearing a Star Wars storm trooper costume and made him spend the night in jail on charges of wearing a mask and reckless conduct
Published: 05/19/16

Burglary suspect turns out to be raccoon hiding under plant

Police officers responding to a burglary call at a property management office in central Florida found an unlikely culprit _ a raccoon hiding under a potted plant
Published: 05/19/16

Man charged with impersonating senator to get out of loan

A Florida man is accused of impersonating a U.S. senator in order to avoid paying off his home loan
Published: 05/19/16

Woman charged with illegally giving silicone injections

Federal prosecutors say a woman is accused of illegally administering silicone injections that led to a woman's death
Published: 05/18/16
Mystery solved: Man grateful to have his father's ashes back

Mystery solved: Man grateful to have his father's ashes back

Paul Derek Treaster says his Vietnam-veteran father, whose ashes were discovered beside a south Alabama road, must have been looking down from above, helping to guide him back to the remains
Published: 05/18/16
Watch where you sit: Baby opossum rescued from toilet

Watch where you sit: Baby opossum rescued from toilet

The San Diego County Department of Animal Services says a baby opossum is doing well after being rescued from a toilet
Published: 05/18/16

In Finland, a Burger King with a sauna

A Burger King in Helsinki is offering customers a sweat-and-meat moment _ a sauna before eating _ at one of its restaurants
Published: 05/18/16