News  /  Features  /  Odds & Ends  / 

Most Recent

The first day of fall is coming. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know

Cassandra Santiago and Amanda Barnett, CNN  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:46am

Yes, the season for chunky scarves, pumpkin-spiced everything and fantasy football is upon us. Fall, autumn, harvest season -- whatever you call it -- starts Monday, September 23, in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are some interesting things to know about the season:

Revelers reach gates of Area 51 then peacefully rejoin party

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:19am

Thousands of curious Earthlings from around the globe traveled to festivals, and several hundred made forays toward the secret Area 51 military base in the Nevada desert on Friday, drawn by an internet buzz and a social media craze sparked by a summertime Facebook post inviting people to "Storm Area 51."

The Latest: Earthling visitors dwindling at Area 51 event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:12pm

The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local):

Nevada desert towns prep for possible 'Storm Area 51' influx

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:42pm

No one knows what to expect, but people are preparing for "Storm Area 51" in the remote Nevada desert.

The US Navy just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:50am

The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don't know what the objects are, they're not indulging any hints either.

Disney's Bedtime Hotline is here to convince your stubborn kid to go to sleep

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:16am

Can't get your kid to go to sleep? Is said kid obsessed with superheroes, princesses, Mickey Mouse or an ancient green alien? Would the kid finally sleep if the chosen object of obsession sweetly asked them to?

A California woman dreamt she swallowed her engagement ring. Turns out she actually did it in her sleep

Amir Vera, CNN  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:12am

Jenna Evans was having one of those dreams that felt too real to be true.

Legal briefs: Suspended judge pleads in underwear-theft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 2:54pm

A suspended New York judge has pleaded guilty to attempted burglary for trying to sneak into a neighbor's home to steal her underwear.

California Highway Patrol captures flightless fugitive emu

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:59am

California authorities have captured an emu after the flightless fugitive led officers down a highway.

Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill's birthplace

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 7:22am

A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born.

Pig-headed pig's escapades cause owner to face citations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 7:54am

This little piggy should have stayed home.

74-year-old woman among 3 people who allegedly killed a man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:08am

A 74-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy are among three people who allegedly took turns shooting a man to death inside a New Jersey laundromat.

Pigeon poops on lawmaker discussing pigeon poop problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:34am

A pigeon apparently didn't think much of a lawmaker's ideas to address a messy situation at a Chicago Transit Authority stop known by some as "pigeon poop station."

Stinky shoppers unoffended after Mississippi store bans them

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 9:39am

You stink, stay out!

9-pound, 11-ounce Tennessee baby is born on 9/11 at 9:11

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 6:31am

A Mississippi couple welcomed a 9-pound, 11-ounce baby into the world on 9/11, at 9:11 p.m.

Eno the elusive emu dies during capture in North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 5:26am

Animal control officials in North Carolina are sad to report that an elusive emu has died while being captured.

Swede has arm amputated after Castro's crocodile bit him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 3:34am

A Swedish newspaper says a man who was bitten by a crocodile that once belonged to late Cuban leader Fidel Castro has had his arm amputated.

Couple charged for spending over $100K in accidental deposit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 10th - 9:58am

A Pennsylvania couple who police say went on a spending spree after a bank accidentally deposited $120,000 into their account are headed to trial.

Florida school finds bearded dragon in student's backpack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 10th - 7:11am

A Florida school district says an unusual passenger was found in a student's backpack.