Offbeat

Mystery numbers in N. Korea broadcasts carry Cold War echoes

North Korea's state radio has recently broadcast strings of indecipherable numbers in a possible resumption of a Cold War-era method of sending coded messages to spies operating in South Korea
Published: 07/19/16

Accounting mistake shortchanges college president $11,000

Officials say an accounting mistake shortchanged the salary and benefits of Northwestern Michigan College's president by more than $11,000 since 2013
Published: 07/19/16
Goat drowns trying to escape Alaska crowds taking its photo

Goat drowns trying to escape Alaska crowds taking its photo

A mountain goat in Alaska jumped into the ocean to get away from crowds snapping its picture, and the animal drowned when it couldn't get back to land because of the crush of people on shore
Published: 07/19/16
Philadelphia museum puts early presidents' hair on display

Philadelphia museum puts early presidents' hair on display

A Philadelphia museum is taking advantage of a presidential campaign season where a certain candidate's gravity-defying hair has generated plenty of attention: it's putting the hair of some early presidents on display
Published: 07/18/16
Police: Runaways used tractor to break into school building

Police: Runaways used tractor to break into school building

Authorities say three runaways used a large tractor to smash through the wall of a California school building, then went inside and stole sodas and portable radios
Published: 07/18/16
Crews cutting up dead whale that keeps floating to shore

Crews cutting up dead whale that keeps floating to shore

A dead humpback whale that keeps washing up on the Southern California coast after being towed out to sea is proving to be a headache for beach officials
Published: 07/18/16

Woman mistakes dead lizard for alligator along river bank

A Massachusetts woman caused a scare when she mistakenly thought a dead reptile that washed up along the banks of the Merrimack River was an alligator
Published: 07/18/16

92 ducks left outside of a mall available for adoption

A New Jersey farm sanctuary is looking for people to adopt nearly 100 ducks abandoned at a mall
Published: 07/18/16

Firefighters rescue 2 from Phoenix storm drain

A man and a woman who became stuck after crawling miles through a storm drain system have been rescued by Phoenix firefighters
Published: 07/17/16

New Hampshire city police use Pokemon Go to lure fugitives

Police in New Hampshire's largest city have gotten the Pokemon Go bug, trying to lure fugitives with the popular app
Published: 07/17/16