A new Internet app. Orcasound, livestreams audio from hydrophones - underwater microphones - used to locate whales near the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. “Citizen scientists” are encouraged to listen and help researchers locate killer whales in the area.
Hasbro’s Monopoly for Millennials Board Game, that provides a break from adulting, has offended some millennials. Others of that generation find it hilarious. Now millennials are reacting on social media.
Two raccoons in Milton, West Virginia, appear to have gotten drunk on crab apples, the Police Department said. One of the creatures is named Dallas. People thought they had rabies, but they’re not rabid.
A private island near Beaufort, North Carolina is for sale. The island includes a mansion originally built in 1885, and boat dock and a property on the mainland for parking. The asking price is $1.5 million.
The wife of Saskatoon, Canada, tattoo artist Chris Wenzel is having her late husband’s skin removed and preserved after his death in October. She says his body art was masterful and she will hang it on the wall.
Luis Ontiveros, a 30-year-old National Guardsman, is charged with sexual assault. Police in Alpine, Texas, say he drunkenly tried to rape a colleague while stationed there waiting for migrant caravans at the border.
Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Sandra Bullock and other stars, several of whom have been directly affected by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to California fire relief.
BenShot, a Wisconsin company that makes bulletproof glasses, gave employees handguns as a Christmas present. Some got rifles. Co-owner Ben Wolfgram said guns were “the perfect gift” for workers at the business.
Claire Tidwell, 6, is in a Houston hospital after she was shot in her father’s car in a McDonald’s drive-thru. Police say a security guard chasing a thief fired multiple shots, one hitting the girl in the leg.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a photo of “a multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt.” Now people’s imaginations are running wild with what they see in those clouds.
Emma Lee Powell misused the 911 emergency system when she called police in Boca Raton, FL, to ask them to help her arrange an Uber ride. She was charged with a public order crime and booked into Palm Beach Jail.
A Milwaukee 4-year-old spent the night in an impounded van after police didn’t notice her inside it. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI. She was discovered in the morning upset and crying, police say.
Before Christmas a company is selling MAGA building blocks, a Lego-like border wall toy with a President Donald Trump figure, to build a border wall to protect America from a “mob of Central American migrants.”
People who live near oil and gas wells are pleading with the Environmental Protection Agency not to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution, while industry representatives say the proposed changes should go further.
An Indiana judge has ordered a 13-year-old boy who shot his teacher and a classmate at his Indianapolis-area school to be held at a state juvenile detention center until he is 18 or deemed rehabilitated.