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Opioid epidemic tied to doubling of dangerous heart infections
Health News // 1 hour ago
Opioid epidemic tied to doubling of dangerous heart infections
Addiction and overdose deaths aren't the only consequence of America's opioid epidemic. Cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have risen alarmingly, too, a new study finds.
Michigan company amassing world's largest ball of lint
Odd News // 2 hours ago
Michigan company amassing world's largest ball of lint
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A Michigan-based business is aiming for a Guinness record with a gargantuan ball of lint that will be set on fire after weighing.
Trip to visit mom earns Michigan man $500,000 lottery jackpot
Odd News // 3 hours ago
Trip to visit mom earns Michigan man $500,000 lottery jackpot
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A Michigan man said a trip to visit his mother paid off unexpectedly when he stopped for gas and ended up winning a $500,000 lottery jackpot.
Man deters porch pirates with loud bangs from decoy package
Odd News // 4 hours ago
Man deters porch pirates with loud bangs from decoy package
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A West Virginia man tired of having packages stolen from the porch of a home he is renovating rigged up a decoy package to scare away the so-called "porch pirates" with a loud noise.
Fan's sign requesting beer money on ESPN broadcast brings in $20,000
Odd News // 4 hours ago
Fan's sign requesting beer money on ESPN broadcast brings in $20,000
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A football fan who held up a sign requesting beer money in the background of an ESPN broadcast said he ended up raising more then $20,000.
Ohio woman finds 7-foot boa constrictor on front lawn
Odd News // 4 hours ago
Ohio woman finds 7-foot boa constrictor on front lawn
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Ohio said they are caring for a 7-foot-long boa constrictor a surprised woman found slithering on the lawn in front of her house.
Venezuela opposition deputy freed 4 months after 'kidnapping'
World News // 4 hours ago
Venezuela opposition deputy freed 4 months after 'kidnapping'
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- More than four months after he was arrested and charged with treason, Venezuelan opposition leader and lawmaker Edgar Zambrano has been freed from jail.
North Korean propaganda outlets demand return of defecting waitresses
World News // 4 hours ago
North Korean propaganda outlets demand return of defecting waitresses
SEOUL, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- North Korean propaganda outlets on Wednesday called for the immediate return of a group of North Korean restaurant workers living in South Korea after a mass defection in 2016.
Waterslide down Chinese mountain declared world's longest
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Waterslide down Chinese mountain declared world's longest
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A waterslide that took two years to build on the side of a Chinese mountain has been declared the world's longest at 8,933 feet, 11 inches, Guinness World Records said.
New U.S. home construction at strongest level in 12 years
U.S. News // 5 hours ago
New U.S. home construction at strongest level in 12 years
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- New housing construction in the United States grew by 12 percent in August -- the strongest showing in more than a decade, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
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