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Injured Iranian Cat Brought To San Francisco For Treatment
Offbeat  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cats, rescued, U.S, Iran, interesting )

- 1309 days ago -
Although the U.S. and Iran are at odds politically, a partnership between animal care groups in the two countries helped to save a cat found seriously injured in the Iranian capital of Tehran by sending it to San Francisco for treatment.
Arrests Made in US Rhino Horn Smuggling Ring
Offbeat  (tags: animals, U.S, Canada, world, animals, rhinos, poaching, arrest, government, protection, off-beat, americans )

- 1372 days ago -
The arrests come after an 18-month-long investigation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) told the BBC. Rhinos are an endangered species, but their horns are smuggled for buyers who believe they cure cancer.
Blood for Sale! Lowest Price of the Season!
Offbeat  (tags: blood, unusual, women, world, humans, U.S, Mexico, sell )

- 2160 days ago -
In a long recession like this one, low-wage workers and unemployed people sometimes resort to selling whatever they can to make ends meet.
Brazil Judge: Boy Must Be Returned to U.S. Dad
Offbeat  (tags: boy, dad, reunite, judge, ruled, happy, U.S, Brazil )

- 2167 days ago -
Ruling moves David Goldman step closer to reunification with son
Making America Stupid - NYTimes.Com
Offbeat  (tags: U.S, drill, oil, fossil, off-beat, republicans )

- 2626 days ago -
"Yes! Yes! Drill, America, drill!" -- because an America that is focused first and foremost on drilling for oil is an America more focused on feeding its oil habit than kicking it.
Killer Pet Food Ingredients Identified
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, cats, pet food, melamine, cyanuric acid, killing, death, China, U.S )

- 2922 days ago -
Melamine is an organic base for plastics and resins, and cyanuric acid is used in swimming pools. Neither has a history of toxicity. The consignments were subsequently exported to the US and added to pet food by manufacturers.
7-Foot-8 Va. Deputy Used to "Small Man's World"
Offbeat  (tags: Norfolk, Va., sheriff's deputy, tallest man, U.S )

- 2942 days ago -
George Bell, the lanky 7-foot-8 Norfolk sheriff's deputy is being recognized Thursday by Guinness World Records as the tallest man in the United States. Bell wears size 19 shoes, pants with a 43-inch inseam and shirts with 45-inch sleeves.

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