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He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:30am

He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

Video: Utah hit by ‘Sharknado’ in released movie clip

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:31pm

In a clip of the upcoming movie posted by Salt Lake Comic Con Wednesday, the “sharknado” smacks the Wasatch Front, hitting the heart of Salt Lake City.

Oops! Trump: Clinton's VP pick was bad New Jersey governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:12pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a shot Wednesday at Hillary Clinton's running mate, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, for doing a terrible job as governor of New Jersey.

US tourist spends night on roof of Milan's Duomo cathedral

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:11am

The caretakers of Milan's historic Duomo cathedral on Wednesday requested additional police surveillance in light of an incident in which an American tourist was locked inside overnight and the terror attack on a French church.

Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:21am

Norway is considering moving a mountain — or at least its peak — to neighboring Finland.

Think Trump and Clinton fall flat? Vote for Cat in the Hat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:41pm

Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.

No typical salmon run: Fish spills across Alaska highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:40am

Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it's across a highway.

Meet Graham, a 'human' designed to survive a car crash

Janissa Delzo, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:36pm

To up your chances of surviving a car accident, it would help if your ultra-thick ribcage were lined with sacs that served as natural airbags and if your face were flattened, your skull much larger, your skin thicker and your knees able to move in all directions.

'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:01am

Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail.

Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 1:01pm

A white-bearded North Carolina man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.

China asks Vietnam to investigate defaced passport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:41pm

China is asking Vietnam to investigate reports that a border agent at the Ho Chi Minh City airport defaced a Chinese passport after images in media reports show the words "f--- you" scribbled twice over maps of the contested South China Sea.

Police: Bridal shop co-owner stood naked in store window

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:11pm

The co-owner of a bridal shop has been charged with indecent exposure after three women reported him standing naked next to mannequins in the store's display window.

Circus acrobats tie the knot on tightrope during show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:21pm

Two circus acrobats tied the knot on a tightrope during a performance in Houston.

Officials at historic tourist spot warn of 'fake monk mafia'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:10pm

Visitors to one of Boston's top tourist destinations are being asked not to give money to what officials have dubbed "the fake monk mafia."

Michigan biker nabbed after Facebook post about eluding cops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:41am

A suburban Detroit motorcyclist was apparently fast enough to leave police in the dust during a chase, but not swift enough to stop from bragging about it on Facebook.

Man, 62, playing 'Pokemon Go' at night gets stuck in mud pit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:10am

Authorities say a 62-year-old man playing "Pokemon Go" at night in the woods behind his New York home became stuck in waist-deep mud and had to be rescued.

Man leads police on Washington state chase due to boredom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 12:20pm

Sheriff's officials say a Washington state man led police on a chase across two counties because he was bored.

Police reunite traveler with lost turtle at NYC bus station

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 11:00am

A turtle found wandering around a busy New York City bus terminal has been reunited with its grateful but sleepy owner.

Band of monkeys raid Thai polling place, tear up voter lists

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:01am

Election officials in northern Thailand think they can buy off a gang of monkey vandals with fresh fruit and vegetables, after about 100 macaques tore up voter lists publicly posted ahead of next month's referendum on a proposed constitution.