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Charity run to start at Four Seasons Total Landscaping

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Following the hilarity over the Donald Trump campaign’s last-minute news conference last week, an unofficial charity run from Four Seasons Total Landscaping to the Four Seasons Hotel is to be held in Philadelphia. The organisers say the Fraud Street Run is a “100% unsanctioned run: no fees, no awards, no aid stations”, but they are asking anyone who participates to donate $10 (£7.58) or more to the hunger charity, Philabundance.

Japan uses robot wolves to scare bears 

A Japanese town is using robot wolves to scare away bears. After bears were found roaming neighbourhoods in September, officials on the northern island of Hokkaido purchased and installed a pair of the robots. The robots, with a shaggy body on four legs, a blond mane and glowing-red eyes, move their head, flash lights and emit 60 different sounds ranging from wolfish howling to machinery noises.

Man's lottery numbers come up after 35 years 

A man in the US has won a $3.2 (£2.4m) million lottery jackpot with the same numbers he has been using for 35 years. Gregory McAllister of Maine said he adopted his Tri-State Megabucks numbers on his 27th birthday and has never changed them. He says he plans to continue his job as a bar manager but might “drop a couple of shifts”.

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