Offbeat

District: Jump-rope with cat intestines was part of lesson

A Texas school district says no one will face punishment after video surfaced of high school students using a cat's intestines as a jump rope during a lesson
Published: 05/18/16
Taiwan panda's 'proof of life' photo debunks death rumors

Taiwan panda's 'proof of life' photo debunks death rumors

The Taipei Zoo posed one of its prized pandas with a selection of newspapers to debunk rumors that he had recently died
Published: 05/18/16

Cat burglars steal dogs from Hawaii shelter

Police in Hawaii are looking for cat burglars who absconded with six dogs from a Humane Society shelter
Published: 05/18/16

Sweet tooth: Florida alligator caught swiping watermelon

Florida alligators are known for eating many things, but they rarely eat fruit
Published: 05/17/16
Updated: 05/18/16
Meteor captured on dashcam video lights up New England sky

Meteor captured on dashcam video lights up New England sky

A Maine police sergeant looking for speeders has captured a fireball streaking across the sky on his dashboard camera
Published: 05/17/16
TV meteorologist running on trail rescues baby screech owl

TV meteorologist running on trail rescues baby screech owl

A Philadelphia television meteorologist has broken off from a trail run to rescue an injured baby screech owl and take it to a wildlife center, where it's doing well
Published: 05/17/16
Baby sitter accused of robbing bank to pay back stolen money

Baby sitter accused of robbing bank to pay back stolen money

A Colorado baby sitter is accused of using two children she was watching to help her rob a bank
Published: 05/17/16
Student body president's grandma helped get Obama for speech

Student body president's grandma helped get Obama for speech

A student's grandmother who helped New Jersey's Rutgers University nab President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker says she hasn't stopped smiling about that special day
Published: 05/17/16

Trooper has lunch with panhandler who held sign seeking help

A Massachusetts trooper is getting kudos on social media for sharing a meal with a panhandler who was holding a sign asking for help
Published: 05/17/16

Video shows 109-mph wind tossing man on Mount Washington

Winter has been over with for nearly two months, but you wouldn't know it from a recent look at the tallest peak in the Northeast
Published: 05/17/16