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Australian sheep is unofficially the world’s woolliest

Australian sheep is unofficially the world’s woolliest

Published 03/09/2015

SYDNEY Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him [more…]

Spielberg’s DreamWorks to split from Disney: Hollywood Reporter

Spielberg’s DreamWorks to split from Disney: Hollywood Reporter

Published 03/09/2015

DreamWorks Studios, the film company co-founded by Steven Spielberg, will split from Walt Disney Co after the release of his film, "The BFG," the Hollywood [more…]

NASA vehicles maintenance contractors in federal fraud lawsuit

NASA vehicles maintenance contractors in federal fraud lawsuit

Published 02/09/2015

ORLANDO, Fla. Two contractors hired to manage NASA's vehicle fleet at the Kennedy Space Center defrauded the agency of at least $387,000 for unnecessary tire [more…]

Odd ancient lizard-like reptile called earliest-known turtle

Odd ancient lizard-like reptile called earliest-known turtle

Published 02/09/2015

WASHINGTON It was a creature that one scientist said resembled "a strange, gluttonous lizard that swallowed a small Frisbee."

But a sophisticated skull analysis showed [more…]

Murdoch favorite Brooks returns to UK job in remarkable comeback

Murdoch favorite Brooks returns to UK job in remarkable comeback

Published 02/09/2015

LONDON Rebekah Brooks, the Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of orchestrating a criminal campaign that damaged the British establishment, will return to her old [more…]

Vivendi lifts second quarter profit, says could consider more M&A

Vivendi lifts second quarter profit, says could consider more M&A

Published 02/09/2015

PARIS French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) reported higher second-quarter profit on Wednesday, helped by strong growth in its Universal Music division, and said recent asset [more…]

U.S. gives antitrust approval to Nikkei’s purchase of Financial Times

U.S. gives antitrust approval to Nikkei’s purchase of Financial Times

Published 02/09/2015

WASHINGTON Japan's Nikkei media group won U.S. antitrust approval for its $1.3 billion purchase of the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson PLC, the Federal Trade [more…]

London’s car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup

London’s car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup

Published 02/09/2015

LONDON A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has [more…]

Cupcakes & time travel: Changing cities explored in Berlin show

Cupcakes & time travel: Changing cities explored in Berlin show

Published 01/09/2015

BERLIN If you could go back in time to change your city, what would you do? What kind of a place do you want to [more…]