Offbeat | Camel, cow, donkey found roaming together along Kansas road

Authorities discovered a camel, a cow and a donkey roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Midwestern Christmas Nativity scene. The Goddard Police Department asked for

Offbeat | S. Carolina man: McDonald’s sweet tea came with weed inside

A South Carolina man who went to McDonald’s for a sweet tea says he received a little extra herbal substance on the side. The Island Packet reports Parrish Brown

Offbeat | Alaska university taking PB&J as payment for parking tickets

What a lip-smacking offer! Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their

Offbeat | Storm briefly frees historic barge stuck above Niagara Falls

Parks officials are monitoring a century-old grounded barge that briefly broke loose during a storm last week in the river just above Niagara Falls. WGRZ says the rusty iron scow had

Offbeat | SEC: ‘King Perry’ used Ponzi cash to live like royalty

The fraudster called himself “King Perry,” and for a while he lived like royalty. Perry Santillo masterminded a long-running investment scam that collected more than $115 million from 1,000 investors around

Offbeat | Chick-fil-A backs Sunday’s National Sandwich Day – oops!

Everyone who is a fan of Chick-fil-A knows that the chicken chain is closed on Sundays, in keeping with its founder’s Christian faith. But the Georgia-based fast-food chain apparently forgot when

Offbeat | Crafty move: German spies take foreign agents to Oktoberfest

The German government has acknowledged that it picked up the tab when the country’s spy agency recently took dozens of foreign agents on a trip to the Munich Oktoberfest. News of

The Buzz | Berkshire Hathaway’s third-quarter profits decline 11%

Warren Buffett’s company reported yesterday that it saw an 11% decline in third-quarter profits because of a smaller increase in the paper value of its investments, even as it

Offbeat | Swedes used towels, rope on Britons’ shark bite injuries

Two Swedish nurses say they used towels and rope to stop the bleeding from two British men’s injuries in a shark attack on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The men

Offbeat | Cranes remove bus partially swallowed by Pittsburgh sinkhole

A bus that was partially swallowed when a sinkhole opened during morning rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh has been removed from the hole. Authorities said this week

Offbeat | Lots of good terns: Bird ready to fly off endangered list

After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection. Once diminished by hunting for feathers for hats and hurt by

Offbeat | Teen breaks into German prison in bid to win back jailed ex

A teenager has broken into a German prison in an attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend. Prison authorities in the northwestern town of Vechta told news agency dpa the 18-year-old scaled

Offbeat | Liam Gallagher talks solo rise, family feud and rock music

Spend a few minutes with Liam Gallagher and it’s clear the rocker hasn’t lost any of his bravado, right down to counting himself among the greats in rock history. But Gallagher

Offbeat | Anonymous Trump official writing ‘unprecedented’ inside take

The Trump administration official who wrote an anonymous essay about resistance from the inside has a book deal. The book, titled “A Warning”, will come out Nov. 19, The Hachette Book

Offbeat | Television’s Weather Channel wades into climate debate

The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early next month that includes interviews

Offbeat | Wyoming man grows 1,491-pound pumpkin, breaks state record

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Thursday that Andy Corbin grew the gourd in his backyard. For perspective, scientists say newborn elephants weigh about 200 pounds on average. Corbin says the pumpkins he

Offbeat | A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps

Offbeat | Police: High school coach lifted $40 from player’s wallet

A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from

Offbeat | Alec Baldwin falls for Statue of Liberty tour ‘scam’

Alec Baldwin says he fell for a “scam” Statue of Liberty tour. The actor shared his experience on Instagram Sunday. He says he bought $40 tickets for a boat tour of

Offbeat | Police: Power tool used to vandalize ‘America’s Stonehenge’

Police in New Hampshire say it appears someone used a power tool to vandalize a stone at group of rock configurations called America’s Stonehenge. The vandalism was reported to the Salem

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