Brazil makes extra power for soap opera (AP) - AP - Brazil's national electricity grid is laying on extra energy to avoid a nationwide blackout Friday when the final chapter of the hit soap opera "Tropical Paradise" airs, officials said Thursday.

Lab tech bites boy, 3, during blood test (AP) - AP - A laboratory technician was fired after the parents of a 3-year-old boy claimed she bit his shoulder during a blood test, a hospital spokesman said.

Dead? You still have to pay library fine (AP) - AP - Even the dead apparently have to pay the fines on their overdue books at one Westchester County library. Elizabeth Schaper said she was charged a 50-cent late fee while turning in a book that her late mother had checked out of a Harrison Public Library branch.

Jealous wife nearly severs hubby's penis (AP) - AP - A Malaysian court sentenced an Indonesian woman to prison for six months for almost severing her husband's penis out of jealousy, police said Wednesday.

Thief manages to lift about 350 bras (AP) - AP - A thief with a hankering for sexy undergarments slipped off with hundreds of bras from a Victoria's Secret store in broad daylight.

Angry man accused of sawing home in half (AP) - AP - A man angry that he wasn't going to be sold a house is accused of using a power saw to turn the abode into a convertible. Rodney Rogers apparently thought an acquaintance was going to build a house and sell it to him, and he was living in it while it was being completed, Highland County Sheriff Ronald Ward said Wednesday.

What? Did I say something wrong? (Reuters) - Reuters - Malaysian doctors have reattached a man's nearly severed penis after his first wife, enraged by his comparison of her sex skills with those of his younger second wife, decided to chop it off with a kitchen knife.

Leader rails at teen breast implants gift fad (Reuters) - Reuters - President Hugo Chavez railed against a new trend in beauty-conscious Venezuela, giving girls breast implants for their 15th birthday.

Cricket great denies claims of affair (Reuters) - Reuters - Australian cricket great Shane Warne has denied having an affair during a trial marriage reconciliation, following claims of infidelity by his ex-wife.

Giant ads set for world's busiest runways (Reuters) - Reuters - Advertisers aiming to reach high-flyers with no alternative distraction will soon have a new method: adverts the size of three football pitches seen by plane passengers coming in to land.

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