Norway teacher fired after children taste her blood

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian kindergarten teacher was fired this week after she brought a vial of her own blood to class and allowed children to touch and taste it, the head teacher of the kindergarten said on Friday.

Black Sabbath guitarist pens Armenia's Eurovision song entry

LONDON (Reuters) - Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has written the music for Armenia's entry to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, bringing a heavy metal pioneer to an event described by the media as a "kitschfest" and "bad taste party".

"Snowquester" was "Noquester" in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Snowquester" was a no-show in the U.S. capital, which on Wednesday confirmed its status as the center of winter weather wimpdom.

Pro wrestling manager known as "Paul Bearer" dies in Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - The professional wrestling community on Wednesday mourned the death of William Moody, a real-life undertaker who gained fame as a wrestling manager with the ring name Paul Bearer.

New York mother arraigned for hiring strippers for teen's party

(Reuters) - An upstate New York woman pleaded not guilty on Thursday to five counts of child endangerment after other parents complained that she hired female strippers for her son's 16th birthday party.

Big cat sanctuary to reopen to public after deadly lion attack

(Reuters) - The California wildlife sanctuary where an African lion attacked and killed a 24-year-old intern last week will reopen to the public on Sunday, four days after the woman's death.

Erin go bragh maybe, but no flag for Irish pub in Florida

(Reuters) - The owners of an Irish pub in northeast Florida said they were shocked to receive a citation for flying the Irish flag but have removed it to comply with a local ordinance banning commercial display of non-U.S. flags.

Europe explores how to define the "green fairy"

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - It's the green-hued fuel that has fired flights of poetic fancy since the 1800s, but now the European Union is examining whether to change how absinthe is defined.

Blind Dog Has Own Canine Guide

Eddie, a 7-year-old Labrador retriever, may be blind, but that doesn't stop him from getting around. That's where his buddy Milo, a crossbred terrier, comes in.

Milo acts as a canine guide to the blind dog, leading Eddie by the leash around their neighborhood in Wales. The adorable pair even sleep together -- big spoon and little spoon.

Mom Battling Son In Mayoral Race: 'I Wish I Could Evict His A**'

Plenty of families fight over politics, but one household in suburban Chicago at least agrees the next mayor of their town should be a Casey — they just can't agree on which one.

Wendy Casey, 45, is running for mayor of the village of Dixmoor. So is her son, Randall, 27.

"In all the years I've been around, I have never heard of that at all," Roosevelt University professor professor Paul Green told the Tribune.

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