Impressive Animals: #2 Purple squirrel

A purple squirrel was found in a Pennsylvania backyard, and folks were flummoxed as to how it got its unusual coloring. One theory: It fell into a portable toilet. The couple who caught the squirrel took a photograph that stirred much debate, and then released the squirrel back into the wild. Its whereabouts are unknown, and the local game commission refuses to launch a hunt for it.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: Fortress Investment Group rose 8.7 percent to $6.93. Waters Corp. rose 8.6 percent to $105.92. Trinity Industries Inc. ...

  • Coke, McDonald's and IBM are not safe. No company's too big to assail

    As blue-chip stalwarts of Corporate America falter in their attempts to revive growth, Wall Street is primed to expect the arrival of activist investors pressing for radical change.

  • 5 real estate mistakes retirees make
    5 real estate mistakes retirees make

    Whether they’re downsizing, relocating to a different community or making renovations to an existing home, it’s easy for retirees to make a wrong move.

  • How to make your savings outlive you
    How to make your savings outlive you

    How much can retirees spend each year without running out of money before they run out of breath?

  • Coke to slash costs as soda sales remain flat
    Coke to slash costs as soda sales remain flat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world's biggest beverage maker reported disappointing sales on flat soda volume.

  • Swedish 'Cold War' thriller exposes Baltic Sea nerves over Russia

    By Alistair Scrutton and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - It has all the makings of a Cold War thriller -- an emergency military deployment with stealth ships and helicopters hunting for a foreign submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Grainy photographs of a mysterious vessel. Sightings of a black-clad man wading in shallow coastal waters. Whether it was caused by paranoia or a secret naval mission, Sweden's biggest military mobilization since the Cold War over the last three days has underscored growing concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in the Baltic Sea ...

  • 6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered
    6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered

    A 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists' annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere." [See Photos of the Prehistoric Temple & Animal Remains]

  • Pistorius sentencing: Live Report
    Pistorius sentencing: Live Report

    Pretoria (AFP) - 13:18 GMT - AFP is closing its live report on the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius after a dramatic conclusion to his seven-month trial at South Africa's High Court in Pretoria. The ruling in brief:

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