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Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune'
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said.
Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company
(Reuters) - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."
Australian returns home from holiday with spider in stomach
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed.
New York makes yogurt official state snack
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yogurt became New York's official state snack on Wednesday, joining the likes of popcorn and salty boiled peanuts among popular foods honored by U.S. states.
Remorseful robber waits for police after Washington state heist
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A suspected robber with a guilty conscience walked out of a Washington state bank with stolen cash on Tuesday then waited outside the building for police to arrest him, police said.
One-ton California pumpkin weighs in as heaviest ever in North America
(Reuters) - A one-ton pumpkin grown in Northern California has been declared the heaviest ever cultivated in North America, and an organization is arranging to fly the giant gourd to New York where it will be featured in a botanical garden.
New Florida million-dollar home has nice view, but built on wrong lot
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida builder is trying to figure out what to do after constructing a million-dollar, ocean-view home in Florida on the wrong lot, authorities said.
Gun-slinging patrolwoman chases off polar bear from Alaska home
(Reuters) - A gun-slinging Alaska wildlife manager chased off a massive polar bear that broke into an 81-year-old's house in a remote community to feast on a drum of seal oil, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.
California parrot that vanished for four years returns speaking Spanish: paper
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The owner of a parrot that spoke English with a British accent says the bird went missing for four years, only to return speaking Spanish and asking for someone named Larry, a Southern California newspaper reported on Monday.
Wife-carrying competition brings Finnish whimsy to Maine
NEWRY Maine (Reuters) - Men with their wives slung over their shoulders bounded over log hurdles and charged through a muddy pit on a mountainside in Maine on Saturday, as hundreds of spectators cheered them on at the North American Wife Carrying Championship.
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