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at 14:45 on August 31, 2016, EDT.

Anti-wrinkle device forces plane evacuation in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a vibrating device that claims to fights wrinkles as it rolls over a person's face has forced a Southwest Airlines flight to evacuate in New Mexico.

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at 07:43 on August 31, 2016, EDT.

A corny tribute: Red Sox slugger immortalized in corn maze

STERLING, Mass. — Nothing quite measures up to the latest tribute to retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.

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at 11:28 on August 29, 2016, EDT.

Pokemon, just go: France doesn't want creatures in schools

PARIS — Attention, legendary Pokemon creatures: You may soon be expelled from the schools of France.

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at 10:11 on August 29, 2016, EDT.

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

STOCKHOLM — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway.

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at 13:34 on August 27, 2016, EDT.

Headstone of Civil War soldier to be fixed after 154 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some mistakes are never too late to fix.

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at 08:42 on August 27, 2016, EDT.

UK broadcaster shuts down for hour, asks viewers to exercise

LONDON — One of Britain's leading broadcasters has blacked out its programs for an hour in hopes of spurring viewers to get some exercise.

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at 20:40 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners.

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at 18:36 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Video of woman chasing cat on Texas tollway prompts warning

HOUSTON — Highway experts say a cat chase on a busy Houston-area tollway should serve as a warning about what not to do when animals get loose in traffic.

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at 08:27 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Biggest lottery win in Saskatchewan: Woman managed to keep $60M a secret

REGINA — A woman who has won the largest lottery prize ever in Saskatchewan knew something was up the morning she went to check her ticket.

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at 11:03 on August 24, 2016, EDT.

Purdue entomologist returns moth library book 60 years late

LINTON, Ind. — A Purdue University entomology professor has returned a copy of "The Moths of the Limberlost" that he checked out 60 years ago at age 8.

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at 10:35 on August 23, 2016, EDT.

Health board: Decorative port-a-potties can stay by driveway

WILLIAMSBURG, Mass. — The health board in a small Massachusetts town says it can't order a resident to remove the port-a-potties flanking his driveway despite the objections of neighbours.

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at 08:19 on August 23, 2016, EDT.

Maine snake with Twitter following want to give Trump a hug

WESTBROOK, Maine — A large snake believed to be lurking along a riverbank in Maine doesn't appear to be a fan of Donald Trump.

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