Offbeat News

  • Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case

    U.S. safety regulators have fined General Motors $35 million for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths.

  • Experiment: soil's impact on flooding

     We put soils to the test. Which type is most susceptible to flooding? Well check it out old school style, with a science class experiment.

  • Toddler-proof your iPhone or iPad

     Tips, tricks and general advice for parents with Apple-based tablets or smartphones and inexhaustibly curious kids. Learn more by watching the video below.

  • The keepers of 9/11

     As the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens, its chief curator and officials at other New York institutions describe how they selected the objects by which future generations will remember Sept.

  • Teen scoops 3-foot carp from flooded street

     An Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his family caught the catch on video.

  • Smokey the Bear's Birthday

     'Only you can prevent forest fires,' Smokey the Bear's Birthday is coming up! Learn more about this story by watching the video below.

  • Philly bloodmobile gets canine contributions

     Everyone knows about bloodmobiles for humans. But a bloodmobile for dogs? The University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school operates one that collects blood from pets around Philadelphia.

  • Rescuers work to save trapped miners in Turkey

     A rescue operation is underway in Turkey after an explosion and fire at a mine killed hundreds and trapped many more underground.

  • The most expensive object ever (lives in space)

    The International Space Station is the single most expensive object ever created. Bloomberg takes a look at the numbers behind the near zero gravity laboratory in the series "The Next Space Race.

  • Underwater Big Island rumble caught on camera

     KITV4 has video of what witnesses say is a rare human on human attack among divers. KITV4's Pete Caggiano has has more on this underwater confrontation that gets heated.