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Offbeat Smartphone trial judge exasperated by phones in court Smartphone trial judge exasperated by phones in court
So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.
Offbeat Police: Report of lewd nude man sparks chase Police: Report of lewd nude man sparks chase
A nude man masturbating along a public bike trail Monday evening got the attention of police, who chased and tracked the man for two hours before finding him hiding inside a car in a garage of a home, the Springfield Police Department said.
Offbeat Animals vie for mayor in Colorado fundraiser Animals vie for mayor in Colorado fundraiser
The chief operating officer at the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Colorado knows she's not supposed to have favorites, but she wants soulful-eyed bloodhound Pa Kettle to be mayor.
Offbeat Researchers net 'zombie bass' with electricity Researchers net 'zombie bass' with electricity
Bernie Fuller has fished for decades, yet he's never witnessed anything to match the sight of dozens of zombie bass eerily rising out of a north Alabama lake.