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Russia to station military unit in the Arctic by 2018

MOSCOW A Russian military unit will be permanently stationed in the Arctic by 2018, the defence minister said on Thursday.

Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies on Thursday that the “creation and arming” of the Arctic military unit should be completed by 2018. Shoigu also said Russia is building several new bases in the Arctic as well as rebuilding six Soviet-era air bases there.

Bizarre looking pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside dinosaurs discovered in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY A strange pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside tyrannosaurs and duck-billed dinosaurs has been discovered in Utah.

The University of Utah announced the finding in a news release Wednesday. A team from the Natural History Museum of Utah discovered fossils of strange-looking turtle in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.

New Hershey’s treat twice the size of iconic Kisses; will feature hazelnut centre, rice crisps

HERSHEY, Pa. Pennsylvania’s most iconic chocolate maker is doubling-down on one of its most popular treats.

The Hershey Company on Tuesday announced its Hershey Kisses Deluxe.

The new Kisses, on sale Nov. 5, will be twice the size of a normal Kiss — the oversized, chocolate chips wrapped in silver foil — and feature a hazelnut centre and rice crisps in the chocolate.

1956 Ferrari built for racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio to go to auction; could bring $28M

NEW YORK A 1956 Ferrari built for Formula One racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio is going on the auction block in New York City, where it could sell for more than $28 million.

RM Sotheby’s says the Ferrari 290 MM, chassis 0626, will be offered on Dec. 10 as part of its “Driven by Disruption” sale.

After wedding cancelled, bride-to-be’s family throws reception-style feast for homeless

SACRAMENTO, Calif. After a California couple called off their wedding, the bride-to-be’s family decided to turn the $35,000 extravagant event into a feast for the homeless.

The bride’s mother, Kari Duane, said Sunday that rather than cancel the reception, they invited Sacramento’s homeless for a once in a lifetime meal Saturday at the Citizen Hotel, one of the city’s finest venues.